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New Trier Library: Notes from the Connected Educator Webinar

New Trier Library: Notes from the Connected Educator Webinar | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
David Loertscher uses Google docs for collaborative writing which is a high level enriching experience; it is amazing how much more students can learn in a short time frame using the collaborative tools.
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Wikis, Virtual Learning Commons and Knowledge Building Centers ...

Wikis, Virtual Learning Commons and Knowledge Building Centers ... | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
Also, at the BCTLA PSA day on October 19 in Port Moody we had the privilege of having David Loertscher give one of the keynotes. David has also written about the Learning Commons concept (and co-authored books with ...
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Collaboration: Benefits to Students | Building a Culture of ...

Collaboration: Benefits to Students | Building a Culture of ... | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
Loertscher, David V., Carol Koechlin, and Sandy Zwaan. Beyond Bird Units: Thinking and Understanding in Information-Rich and Technology-Rich Environments. Salt Lake City: Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 2008.
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Library to Learning Commons Bootcamp-David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin

Library to Learning Commons Bootcamp-David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Working on building a Learning Commons in your School?
 
Spend a day with us thinking, working, constructing, sharing and imagining the possibilities and solving the problems.

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Loertscher's Contributions to April Teacher Librarian

Loertscher's Contributions to April Teacher Librarian | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Teacher Librarian Recognizes Visionaly Leaders of the Learning Commons Concept.
The editors announce the recipients of the first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Award honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the profession and/or to education while providing visionary leadership in the development of the Learning Commons concept.  In addition, there are several columns by co-editor Loertscher.  Go to:  http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/ and click on "Digital Teacher Librarian" for the online version of Teacher Librarian!

 

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Dr. David Loertscher's Spring, 2012 Publishings

I've listed Dr. Loertscher's publications from December, 2011 through April, 2012.  His most recent publishings in Teacher Librarian, which he edits, cover:

(1) the image of the school librarian;

(2) recommended professional reading for school librarians;

(3) the latest research and expert theory that supports the learning commons program.

 

Click here for a listing:https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5ul36E1im5aY1VJVWNVenRhTDA

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Interview - David Loertscher on Physical and Virtual Learning Commons and Building Personal Learning Environments

Interview  - David Loertscher on Physical and Virtual Learning Commons and Building Personal Learning Environments | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Here's an awesome archive of an interview with Dr. David Loertscher provided by The Future of Education at http://www. futureofeducation.com/.  

It is about an hour long.  He discusses collaboration and participation in new ways, and calls it "collaborative intelligence"...like synergy!  Main concepts covered are the Learning Commons and the Personal Learning Environment and how they influence each other.

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Dr. Loertscher's Facebook Wall

Dr. Loertscher's Facebook Wall | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Dr. David Loertscher's Facebook wall is full of suggested links and a quick comment here or there to other sites regarding:

(1) promoting the Facebook page "Learning Commons";

(2) Learning Commons ideas and strategies;

(3) Cyberlearning;

(4) Technology making us stupid?  Or not?;

(5) Knowledge Building Centers;

(6) Flip learning;

(7) Our relationship with technology.

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Dr. Loertscher's Thoughts on Teacher Librarian Leadership Award Winners

Dr. Loertscher's Thoughts on Teacher Librarian Leadership Award Winners | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
Dr. David Loertscher, co-editor of the journal, said these individuals “have shown visionary leadership in the Learning Commons concept and innovation in 21st –century learning.” “Librarianship and education are changing ...
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The Personal Learning Environment

The Personal Learning Environment | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

At the core of the Learning Commons is the idea of each child, teen, and/or adult  creating his/her own Personal Learning Environment.  This site is "under construction" due to Dr. Loertscher's students continued work on the project.  He describes it as taking control of the Internet portals and constructing our own opening to the world, for example, the iGoogle page.  He also refers to the "public" versus "private" Internet existance.

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WLMA - SLJ Blog Network - School Library Journal

WLMA - SLJ Blog Network - School Library Journal | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
It's not a passive place to sit down and listen. (David Loertscher, San Jose State University); Getting the stuff is not the problem; it's about what the student is going to do with it and what kind of new knowledge are they going to ...
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The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
Over this past summer I had the honour of working with Dr. David Loertscher, Carol Koechlin and Esther Rosenfeld on their new book, The Virtual Learning Commons. I was very excited to receive a copy of the publication in ...
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Library & Information Science 2016: The Whole School Library ...

Library & Information Science 2016: The Whole School Library ... | David Loertscher | Scoop.it
by Blanche Woolls, David V. Loertscher New!: $55.00 (as of 01/19/2013 16:55 PST) Library & Information Science. This new edition of an ALA bestseller remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to ...
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Treasure Mountain Canada June 2-3, 2012

Treasure Mountain Canada June 2-3, 2012 | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Treasure Mountain Canada 2 will be held in Ottawa on June 2nd and 3rd. The focus of this retreat will be on beginning the redevelopment of National Standards to support the achievement of 21st Century Learners.

 

David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin will moderate the event.

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The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

The Learning Commons Facebook page is a community of scholars and practitioners interested in creating physical and virtual Learning Commons for K-12 and academic envronments.

 

Its mission is to build Learning Commons for children, tenns, teachers, technologists, teacher librarians, administrators and others interested in engaging collaborative learning environments.The Learning Commons is a community of scholars and practitioners interested in creating physical and virtual Learning Commons for K-12 and academic environments.

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David V. Loertscher (@davidloertscher) on Twitter

David V. Loertscher (@davidloertscher) on Twitter | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Dr. Loertscher posts on flipped education/learning, Knowledge Building Centers, the school library, technology, Learning Commons, the digital native child, and fluency.  Check out his post on March 14 regarding Doug Reeves' excellent video addressing the importance of school libraries and resources.  Sign in to Twitter to learn more!

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The Learning Commons Website

The Learning Commons Website | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Dr. Loertscher's upcoming presentations this spring, 2012, cover the Learning Commons and 21st century knowledge building.  The School Learning Commons Knowledge Building Center web site, created by David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin, provides excellent resources for learning more about all aspects of the Learning Commons, both physical and virtual.

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Book2Cloud

Book2Cloud | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

This site is dedicated to the creation of collaborative digital ebooks where readers interact with author's works.

 

Dr. Loertscher is currently accepting email requests for ideas on which books to use.

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Amazon.com: David Loertscher's Books

Amazon.com: David Loertscher's Books | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Available books written by or with Dr. David Loertscher.  Also available is the new title: Google Apps for Education: Building Knowledge in a Safe and Free Environment (2011).

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Dr. Loertscher's Professional Resources Page

Dr. Loertscher's Professional Resources Page | David Loertscher | Scoop.it

Professional resources for school library media specialists are listed at http://www.davidvl.org

 

 

Links to more recent Loertscher sites are listed as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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