Develop Career Ready Students  
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#1 Explore- Career and Technical Education (6-12) Explore- Career and Technical Education (6-12)

INFOhio offers resources for middle school, high school and College Credit Plus students to learn about and research careers and occupations available today and those predicted to be available in the future.  These resources are gathered into the subject collection, Career & Technical Education.

Explore one or more of these resources. As you begin your exploration, think of an instructional unit you can tweak to create a career perspective in the unit.

To access all of the Career & Technical Education databases:

  1. Go to www.infohio.org.
  2. Click any grade level button.
  3. Click Browse
  4. Click Resources by Subject
  5. Select Career & Technical Education.

Note the  button to the right of the resource listing. This button houses help documentation for each resource. When exploring, you may be asked to enter your INFOhio username and password.

Introduce students to many types of information related to careers. Not sure which database to choose? All are searchable using ISearch. Learn about ISearch in the Learn to Search & Research Effectively module.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (Grades 6-12)

Full text magazines, reference books, recipes, hobby profiles, and videos with “how-to” instructions and creative ideas covering a variety of hobbies including arts and crafts, collecting, gardening, indoor and outdoor recreation, kids' crafts, needlecrafts, papercrafts, model building, performing arts, and science and technology.

 
  1. Review the Hobbies and Crafts Users Guide.
  2. Search or Browse Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center. (Note there are many articles about careers and jobs related to hobbies and crafts.)
  3. Review and experiment with the limiters on the left and right of the screen.  
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to images and videos.
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to newspapers, magazines and books.
  4. Open an article. (Note the Listen button on the HTML articles allows the article to be read to you.)
  5. Review the menu to the right. Note the option to send the article to Google Classroom or Google Drive. Give this a try and see how it works. See the Find Free Content for your Google Classroom for additional ideas on using Google Classroom and Drive.

 

Home Improvement Reference CenterHome Improvement Reference Center (Grades 9 -12)

Full text magazines and trade publications, reference books, images, and videos with “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects including maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, gardening, plumbing, and more.

 
  1. Review the Home Improvement Reference Center User Guide.
  2. Search or Browse Home Improvement Reference Center. (Note there are many articles about careers and jobs related to home improvement.)
  3. Review and experiment with the limiters on the left and right of the screen.  
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to images and videos.
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to newspapers, magazines and books.
  4. Open an article. (Note the Listen button on the HTML articles allows the article to be read to you.)
  5. Review the menu to the right. Note the option to send the article to Google Classroom or Google Drive. Give this a try and see how it works. See the Find Free Content for your Google Classroom for additional ideas on using Google Classroom and Drive.

Health Information CollectionHealth Information Collection (Grades 7-12)

Articles from journals, magazines, pamphlets, and reference books covering all areas of health and wellness for consumers and medical professionals. Searches these EBSCO databases AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, and Science Reference Center.

 
  1. Search Health Information Collection for a topic. (Not sure what topic?  Try radiation technology.)
  2. Review and experiment with the limiters on the left and right of the screen.  
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to images and videos.
    • Note the limiters that provide quick access to scholarly journals and trade publications.
  3. Open an article. (Note the Listen button on the HTML articles allows the article to be read to you.)
  4. Review the menu to the right. Note the option to send the article to Google Classroom or Google Drive. Give this a try and see how it works. See the Find Free Content for your Google Classroom for additional ideas on using Google Classroom and Drive.

 

ChiltonLibrary Chilton Library (Grades 9-12)

Collection of manuals on automotive service and repair that includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides, images and videos, and ASE test prep.

  1. Watch one or more of the Chilton video tutorials.
  2. Search Chilton Library for information your car.
  3. Explore the results of your search.
  4. Open an article. (Note the Listen button on the HTML articles allows the article to be read to you.)
  5. Review one or more of the ASE Test Prep Quizzes. 

Vocational and Career CollectionVocational and Career Collection (Grades 7-12)

Are you preparing students for technical careers? Vocational and Career Collection provides full-text for over 330 trade and industry-related periodicals.Use these resources to prepare your students with the deep reading skills needed for technical career success.

 
  1. Search Vocational and Career Collection for a topic. (Not sure what topic? Try 3D Printing.)
  2. Explore the results of your search.
  3. Open an article. (Note the Listen button on the HTML articles allows the article to be read to you.)
  4. Review the menu to the right. Note the option to send the article to Google Classroom or Google Drive. Give this a try and see how it works. See the Find Free Content for your Google Classroom for additional ideas on using Google Classroom and Drive.

 

Add Career & Technical Education as a direct link on your library or class web page with this url: https://www.infohio.org/students/er/item/ebscohost-multidb-search.

 

 
#2 Explore - World Book Student Demonstration (Grades 5-10) Explore - World Book Student Demonstration (Grades 5-10)


World Book Student (Grades 5-10) online encyclopedia includes eBooks, videos, activities, primary sources, read-aloud, and translation features. Lexile reading levels included.

Watch this short video introducing World Book Student. As you watch think about how you will help your students use the many digital tools in World Book Student.

 

Next demonstrate a search in World Book Student:

  • Go to https://www.infohio.org
  • Click on the Grades 6-8 button.
  • Click on World Book Student.
  • Type Careers in the Search Box. 
  • Click on the Careers article.
  • Explore the article features you learned about in the video.
  • Click on the Related Information tab.
    • Choose Medicine.
    • Note the link to "Major Medical Specialty Fields". Many of these fields link to articles about the field.
    • Click on Article Contents and jump to "Careers in Medicine". Related fields of study are included. 
    • Review the article and look at the article features:
      • Under the gear - click on Share to share to Google Classroom.
      • Under the Pictures and Videos note the depth of related images.
      • Under Related Information - note the many additional resources available.
      • At the bottom of the article, the citation information.

 

Add a direct link to World Book Student on your library or class web page with this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/world-book-student.

Additional help tools and resources for World Book Student are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/world-book-student.

 

#3 Explore - World Book Kids Demonstration (Grades K-5) Explore - World Book Kids Demonstration (Grades K-5)


Here is a sample search activity to use with your students in grades K-5.  Have your students search for career related information in World Book Kids.

First introduce World Book Kids with this short video on using Search and Explore.

 

Next demonstrate Explore in World Book Kids:

  • Go to https://www.infohio.org
  • Click on the Grades K-5 button
  • Click on World Book Kids.
  • Click on Explore.
  • Click on People.
  • Click on Biographies.
    • Choose Astronauts
    • Choose Neil Armstrong
    • Review the article and look at the article features:
      • Under the gear - "hear text read aloud".
      • Under the Pictures and Videos - the video of Armstrong on the Moon.
      • Under More - Challenger Explosion and Games.
      • At the bottom of the article, the citation information.
      • At the bottom of the article, the links to more information in more advanced encyclopedias.

 How will you help your students explore career opportunities using INFOhio resources?

Add World Book Kids to your library or classroom webpage with this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/world-book-kids.

Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/world-book-kids.

 

#4 Explore - Early Learning Portal (PreK) Explore - Early Learning Portal (PreK)
Early Learning Portal

The Early Learning Portal contains more than 50 websites and apps to help little learners prepare for school and their futures. The Early Learning Portal is for parents and educators of children ages three through five.

The INFOhio Early Learning Portal helps preschool children:

  • Learn letters, numbers and basic knowledge;
  • Interact with other children and adults;
  • Engage in meaningful play; and
  • Develop focus and problem-solving skills.

Explore Early Learning Portal:

Add  the Early Learning Portal to your library or class website with this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/early-learning-portal.

Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/early-learning-portal.

#5 Extend the Learning Extend the Learning


Think about how you will help your students explore and learn about careers available today and predicted to be needed in the future. Talk with your colleagues and share ways you are helping students to develop the soft skills needed to be successful as life-long learners, employees and employers.

Here are some additional resources  that support career investigation and soft-skill building in the K-12 classroom.  Explore these tools and resources to gain some ideas for implementing career investigation and soft-skill building in your classroom.