Develop Career Ready Students  

Choose the grade level(s) and activities that will benefit you the most from the options below.

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#1  Explore -  Career Planning (Grades 9-12) Explore - Career Planning (Grades 9-12)

EBSCOhost is an interface that searches digital content collections.  One of the collections developed by INFOhio is the Career Collection which contains articles from trade and professional publications to support a variety of vocational and technical research needs.

Career Connections interface lets you search these EBSCO databases, all at the same time: Alt HealthWatch, Computer Source, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Newswires, Regional Business News, Small Business Reference Center, and Vocational and Career Collection.

 

 Watch this introduction to basic searching in EBSCOhost.

Explore the Career Collection:

  • Go to http://www.infohio.org
  • Click on the Grades 9-12 button.
  • Click on Career Collection.
  • Explore the top menu bar. 
    • Click on More.
    • Select Small Business video collections.
    • Enter the search term "interview".
    • Notice the many types of interview videos available.
    • Click on New Search.
  • Explore the Career Collection content. 
    • Search the topic Future Job Market.
      • Experiment with the limiters. 
      • Click on an article and experiment with the Google Classroom, Google Drive integration and/or the citation information.
    • Search for information about careers in a field of interest to you and your students.

 

Add Career Collection to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/career-collection.

Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/EBSCO_Guides/EBSCO_Interfaces_User_Guide.

#2 Explore - Researching Careers (Grades 6-8) Explore - Researching Careers (Grades 6-8)

 



IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! IWonder includes a section "Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?"

Watch this introduction to IWonder.

Explore IWonder:

  1. Go to http://www.infohio.org
  2. Click on Grades 6-8.
  3. Click on IWonder.
  4. Review the IWonder Genius Hour materials in the IWonder Teacher Resources. (Note: The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process.)

Use the IWonder Genius Hour to open the curiosity door for your students while they are learning about careers, they can also be learning the critical steps in the research process.

Add IWonder to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/iwonder

 

#3 Explore -  Learn about the World of Work(Grades K-5) Explore - Learn about the World of Work(Grades K-5)

Kids InfoBitsKids InfoBits  includes text, images, charts and graphs, and educational videos from books, magazines, and news periodicals on interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events, including career exploration.

Watch this introduction to Kids InfoBits.

Explore Kids InfoBits:

  1. Go to http://www.infohio.org
  2. Click on the Grades K-5 button.
  3. Click on Kids InfoBits.
  4. Click on People.
  5. Click on Jobs and Careers.
  6. Explore a few of the careers. 
    • The careers contain several types of information including digital books, articles, magazines and pictures.
    • Be sure to click the listen button to hear an article read aloud.

 

Add Kids InfoBits to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/kids-infobits.

Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/info/item/training-support-for-kids-infobits-from-gale

#4 Explore - Preparing for School Success (PreK) Explore - Preparing for School Success (PreK)

Early World of Learning is a PreK-3 early literacy resource that helps students with foundational skills. The Early World of Learning contains both videos and articles about people at work.


Learn about Early World of Learning.  Then explore.  Think of ways to use this information in your classroom.

Watch this introduction to Early World of LearningDownload the transcript.

Explore Early World of Learning

  1. Start with www.infohio.org and select the Ages 3-5 button.
  2. Select Early World of Learning from the resources listed at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click on Know It on the Early World of Learning homepage.  This is an early learner encyclopedia.  Know It uses a browse approach to engage the learner in thinking and learning about different topics of interest.  With a brief information, a young learner will begin to wonder and collect information on specific topics. 
    • Explore the Know It topic People at Work.
      • Click on the start arrow in the middle of each article to activate the read-aloud function.
      • Click on the question marks for more information. Note: Use the question marks to help young students generate questions they have about the topic.
      • Click on It’s a Fact, if the article has this feature.  Note: The It's a Fact is a perfect segue into evaluating information and determining what is a fact and what is fiction.  
    • When you are finished exploring Know It, click the X to close the Know It window.
  4. Click on Watch on the Early World of Learning homepage.  This is a collection of videos on many topics. Watch also uses a browse approach to engage the learning in thinking and learning about different topics of interest. 
    • Explore the Watch topic People.

Add Early World of Learning to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/early-world-of-learning.

Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/document-library/item/early-world-of-learning-training-site.