SirsiDynix and INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, announced that 140 librarians and educators in Ohio are creating content for SirsiDynix SchoolRooms.
Developed by SirsiDynix in collaboration with INFOhio, SchoolRooms is a new online discovery portal for K-12 students, teachers and parents. The SchoolRooms content, designed to meet national and state standards for all K-12 subject areas, will be completed in August 2006.
The SchoolRooms portal provides a single student-friendly interface to content from a school library catalog, other public library catalogs, online databases, e-content from publishers, popular Internet search engine results and teacher-selected Web sites.
Based on the SirsiDynix Rooms content management platform, SchoolRooms presents material in virtual rooms designed to help students discover information, provide educators with access to quality materials and enable parents to find appropriate resources.
During the summer, the contributing librarians and educators will divide into teams and participate in workshops to create dozens of virtual rooms covering K-12 curriculum in areas including Fine Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Additional virtual rooms will be created for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Career Exploration and College Preparation, Literacy and Research, Technology and an Educator's Library.
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