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INFOhio provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio K-12 students and their parents via the Internet. It is a collection of commercial databases and other resources. INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources are 14 tools selected for K-12 research. A username and password are required for home access. There are restrictions to publishing this information online, so see the back page of your child's planner for the username and password..
The Core collection includes:
The ART Collection is an online image collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, textiles, costumes, jewelry and more, from earliest times to the present.
EBSCOHOST delivers articles from more than 6,000 magazines and newspapers, from children's magazines to professional research. The resource includes a database of pictures and an animal encyclopedia. Included are search engines that deliver results with more kid friendly reading levels
Enciclopedia Estudiatil Hallazgos is an online Spanish language encyclopedia which includes more than 2,200 articles, 250 maps, 1,500 illustrations and bilingual navigation.
L'Encyclopédie Découverte offers World Book's editorial content translated into French. The site offers thousands of encyclopedia articles, photos, illustrations, diagrams and maps.
LearningExpress Library contains more than 100 programs to learn, practice and prepare for tests on a variety of subjects in elementary, middle and high school.
NewsBank Newspapers provides a collection of five full-text Ohio daily newspapers available online.
Science Online Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.
World Book Web suite of encyclopedias (Kids K-5, Student 6-8, Advanced HS/College) are designed to make reference resources and research tools accessible at all learning levels by delivering World Book's full range of online products to cover the needs of students from grade school to high school and beyond. Includes diagrams, illustrations and images; hundreds of videos and flash animations; more than 1,000 science experiments and activities; biographies and more.
Adam Health Encyclopedia
First Gov for Kids
Great Websites for Kids
Internet Public Library (Kids and Teens)
and many more
Grades 4-8 have been given instruction on the proper technique for touch typing with emphasis that practice is what improves the skill. 10-15 minutes a day is recommended to improve speed and accuracy. Grades K-3 receive a modified version of this technique.
Typing Practice sites
These are some sites we have used.
This site has a good mix of tutorials, practice, timed tests and games.
Dance Mat Typing
For beginners - good practice in locating keys
Super Hyper Spider Typer
A search of "typing practice " will result in many additional sites.