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Explore. Discover. Learn. SchoolRooms A synergetic learning portal . What is SchoolRooms?. Grade 3-12 curriculum-based learning environment that integrates School library resources Database resources Digital videos 23,000 hand selected Web sites

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Explore. Discover. Learn.

SchoolRooms

A synergetic learning portal

what is schoolrooms
What is SchoolRooms?
  • Grade 3-12 curriculum-based learning environment that integrates
    • School library resources
    • Database resources
    • Digital videos
    • 23,000 hand selected Web sites
    • Over 5 million Web pages crawled and indexed for Best of the Web
  • 71 virtual rooms of content by curricular area for elementary, middle and high school levels
  • Includes educator and parent resources
teacher built student tested
How SchoolRooms was built

Teacher/librarian teams built each page beginning with curriculum

Analyzed national standards and state standards for New York, Ohio, California, Texas and Florida

Best of Web – Web sites selected to meet curricular needs

Curriculum-based structure

How SchoolRooms was tested

Every page tested by students – 88% say they wanted to use SchoolRooms again to help with homework.

Usability test supervised by Kent State experts with 1,000 students given specific, timed searches + technology that tracks eye movements.

Teacher built & Student tested
71 schoolrooms for es ms and hs
College & Careers

Fine Arts

Art & Theater

Dance & Music

Language Arts

Literature (ES & MS)

Literature: American (HS)

Literature: British (HS)

Literature: Classical/World (HS)

Reading & Vocabulary

Speech

Writing

Math

Science

Earth Science

Life Science

Physical Science

Scientific Process & Inquiry

Social Studies

Economics

Geography

Government & Citizenship

U.S. History

World History

Study & Research

Technology

Audience Guides

Children & YA Literature

Educator’s Guide

Librarian’s Guide

Parent’s Guide

Foreign Language – future development

71 SchoolRooms forES, MS and HS
usability schoolrooms
Usability & SchoolRooms

Eye-Tracking Example

Heat map example from Eye-tracking at home level. Shows the typical “triangle” of most popular space looked at on Web sites.

usability schoolrooms6
Usability & SchoolRooms

Elementary

High School

vs.

who is using schoolrooms
Who is using SchoolRooms?

Boston Public Library

Philadelphia Safe & Sound Program

State of Ohio – K-12 schools

State of South Carolina

State of Delaware

San Diego Public Library & SDUSD

Colorado Springs D 11

Chesapeake (VA) Public Library

Alachua County, FL

International – future!

what they are saying
What They Are Saying

“I’ve been playing with the SchoolRooms site since the workshop last week and am quite enjoying it. Just yesterday, it saved some poor third grader who had to do a report on Anne Bradstreet.” - Children’s Librarian , Boston

“My 11 year old daughter went into the Elementary School section of SchoolRooms being a 6th grader and she was enthralled! In fact after spending over an hour on SchoolRooms I asked her to get ready for bed and she asked if she could get on the next night. She really loved it! This is a really great product!” - Parent

“I like how everything was easy to read and it was colorful, not boring.” - ES Student

“It was much easier…you don’t get stuff that isn’t relevant.” - MS Student

“I like the Web site because everything was easy to find.” - HS Student

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Federated searching across the school library catalog, INFOhio Core Collection, Best of the Web and The Web (Google)

materials and more
INFOhio’s link to SchoolRooms

http://schoolrooms.infohio.org/

Information about SchoolRooms

http://www.infohio.org/schoolroomsbasic.html

INFOhio Help Resources and promotional materials

http://www.infohio.org/ER/SchoolRoomshelp.html

Materials and More

Jennifer Schwelik

216-831-2080 x233

jschwelik@bw.beachwood.k12.oh.us