FETCH: NEW LIBRARY CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE

On March 1, Fetch, the new INFOhio Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), was made available to all libraries that currently use INFOhio’s library services platform. Fetch appears as a small icon next to CAT Jr. on the library welcome page. Fetch will replace CAT Jr. for the 2021-22 school year but is being made available now to allow your library users to practice using Fetch before the end of the school year.

Several Fetch settings are available for customization and can be turned on or turned off. The following settings are enabled by default and are turned on:

  • Fetch icon on welcome pages
  • Visual search icon in the Fetch main menu
  • Reading-Level search icon in the Fetch main menu

The following settings are disabled by default and turned off:

  • Links to ISearch Results List and Detail Views
  • Link to place hold using ISearch Mobile

An INFOhio Campus training course for Fetch will be made available in July. 

If you would like to request any changes to the default settings, please contact NEOnet.

 

GRADES 6-12 WRITING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FROM QUILL NOW IN OPEN SPACE

New high-quality writing instructional materials have been added to Open Space. These interactive writing lessons and activities are appropriate for grades 6-12 and have been provided by Quill, a nonprofit organization who's mission is to help all students become strong writers and critical thinkers. Many of the lessons are focused on boosting the transcription skills of writing, which are the foundational skills that students need to develop a solid writing background.

Every writer has different needs and to meet students where they are, Quill has also included a diagnostic tool to assess students and to design a personalized learning path to become stronger writers. Teachers can also choose from over 250 activities to assign to students.

Some of the most popular interactive lessons are: 

  • complex sentences
  • comma usage
  • capitalization
  • verb tense agreement
  • commonly confused words

Find these interactive writing instructional materials by Quill and additional content like this on Open Space. 

Open Space, a curriculum creation and collaboration tool, powered by INFOhio, empowers educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Instructional materials added to Open Space go through an evaluation process using a quality rubric. In addition to finding high-quality instructional materials, Open Space users can view and rate resources and also share content to Google Classroom.

 

UPCOMING TRAININGS

4/1: Choice Boards 3-4PM

4/7: Videos In the Classroom 2:30-5PM

4/8: Power Up Google Sheets 2:30-5PM

4/14: Document Cameras in Your Teaching 3-4PM

4/15: Remind for Class Communication 3-4PM

4/21: Thinglink Interactive Images 3-4PM

4/22: Book Creator 3-4PM

4/22: Media Services Advisory 10AM-12PM

4/28: Canva: Student-Created Graphic Design and More! 3-4PM

4/29: Virtual Field Trips 3-4PM

 NEOTech 2021 was held virtually March 15-18. The 700 attendees joined sessions from nine countries and thirty states. On-demand and recorded live sessions will be available to attendees on the NEOTech website and app until August 6, 2021.

 

 

March
2021
Librarian's Update