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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

ks, such fabulous ideasOne of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea for using space creatively.

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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
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Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

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Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn

Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Welcome to Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age …

 

Here, you'll not only find articles on the many facets of transmedia storytelling, but also articles exploring the creative and technical achievements of individual platforms.  If you would like to know more about my approach to curating this topic, then please follow the title link to Scoop.it's Lord of Curation Series.  I really enjoy your support and hope you find the articles that I share as interesting and useful as I do. 

 

Thank you Scoop.it for the recognition and acknowledgment, it is very much appreciated.


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Jess McCulloch's comment, January 4, 2013 1:04 AM
thank you for being such a great curator Fiona!
Nicky Moore's comment, February 1, 2013 6:02 PM
Agreed! Such a wonderful resource!
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6 Days and 78 Resources for Digital Literacy Internet Safety - iLearn ...

6 Days and 78 Resources for Digital Literacy Internet Safety - iLearn ... | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy isn't a topic that should be relegated to school either, it is essential that parents learn about digital literacy so that they can echo and enforce good technology use at home.
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Digital fluency | Digital Technologies for Teac...

Digital fluency | Digital Technologies for Teac... | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Jennifer House is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you. (Digital fluency | @scoopit http://t.co/IF5S2vX9y6)
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The global rise of the super library

The global rise of the super library | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Seattle Central, Kanazawa Umimirai, Spijkenisse and Birmingham super-libraries explored (Crack open the Borges. Five non-imaginary libraries to ignite flights of fancy.) As the £189m Library of Birmingham opens its doors, it joins a new breed of international "super library". Architecture, design and technology are changing the way the library functions as a space. They have evolved to reflect modern attitudes to books, and how people consume the written word. With The Culture Show architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, BBC Arts explores five of the world's most impressive public libraries.


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KrisPaterson's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:24 AM

Some beautiful and inspiring spaces to read, meet and connect. What great books will be written inside these spaces, I wonder?

nickcarman's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:43 AM

A brief review of super libraries around the world in the wake of the opening of the library of Birmingham.

wildswans's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:34 PM

Absolutely love the "book hill". What fasinates me is how relationships between the outside space and inside space is interpreted. A book opens up a whole new world - therefore the inside is bigger than the ouside. And perhaps, interior physical spaces should also create that kind of expansive feeling, which draws people in.

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West Van students learn to navigate social media through ‘digital literacy’ programs | VancouverSun.com

West Van students learn to navigate social media through ‘digital literacy’ programs | VancouverSun.com | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Like many of his peers at Caulfeild elementary school these days, Branson Laires is something of a young tech savant, at least compared to his parents.


Internet technology plays an integral role in the 6th-grader’s academic life, whether it is exchanging ideas and materials with his classmates on the district’s internal social media network or doing homework with his friends on Skype.


Thanks to an innovative digital literacy policy, students in the West Vancouver School District are being taught, among other things, how to navigate Web 2.0’s rough-and-tumble world of information sharing and social media.


“Technology will be part of his life,” said Branson’s mother Marilyn Laires. “I feel [the West Vancouver programs] diminished my concern about Branson being [exposed to dangers] on the Internet.”


It is not enough to merely teach a child how to operate a piece of hardware, and using technology simply as a means to facilitate classroom education is missing the point entirely, according to Jeff Gagnon, media education specialist at MediaSmarts, a Canadian digital literacy non-profit group.


“That’s not how we define digital literacy,” Gagnon said. “What we consider ‘digital fluency’ is the ability to use tech to grab info. ‘Digital literacy’ really comes into play with regard to the social and communication aspects [of Internet usage]. It’s on par with learning how to read and write, and learning how to do math.”


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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SocialLens Blog

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SocialLens Blog | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build:

 

..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations:

 

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Digital Fluency | Leading Social

Digital Fluency | Leading Social | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Led by Richard Tyrie. In the short space of 20 years, digital technology has affected virtually every aspect of life in the UK. 92% of UK adults now own a mobile phone, and 76% of households have broadband.
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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

ks, such fabulous ideasOne of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea for using space creatively.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:06 AM
Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 15, 2014 3:05 PM

Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 20, 2014 11:28 PM

Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Digital curation survey: help us build our sample! — @joycevalenza ...

Digital curation survey: help us build our sample! — @joycevalenza ... | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Brenda Boyer, Della Curtis and I are trying to better understand the state-of-the-art relating to digital curation across LibraryLand. .... Joyce is a high school librarian, librarian educator, edtech Sherpa, and a connector.
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InfoWhelm and Information Fluency

We live in a 24/7 InfoWhelm world. We have access to more information than we will ever need. This video will tell you just how much information there is out...
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Snap! Digital Reading Program: 128 leveled readers iPad App - iLearn Technology

Snap! Digital Reading Program: 128 leveled readers iPad App - iLearn Technology | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

"What it is: Snap! Digital Reading Program is a set of interactive leveled books that can be printed, viewed on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, interactive whiteboards or classroom computer.  All of the books in the program have been developed to help teachers meet requirements in the Common Core Standards in vocabulary and comprehension through the use of direct instruction, close reading, modeling, guided and independent practice, and text-dependent questioning.  Each leveled reader has a digital interactive version that includes fluency exercises, comprehension and multiple-choice type assessments.  As your students read, you can track what they are reading, view the digital assessments and performance reports.  These reports include information about CLOZE scores, multiple choice scores, and fluency.  You can also see information about the  last book they read (word counts, difficulty, words read correctly, etc.)."


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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | The Atlantic

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | The Atlantic | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

In their new book, Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice offer a roadmap to digital fluency for individuals and organizations.

So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them. They also offer this core definition: "Digital fluency is the ability to reliably achieve desired outcomes through use of digital technology." Under this definition, fluency also includes the ability to choose the right tools and use multiple tools in combination.

The distinction between literacy and fluency is a very useful framework for thinking about how to survive and thrive in the digital age, and the concept of digital fluency has also been explored by Mitchel Resnick, professor of learning research at the MIT Media Lab. In a 2002 report, Resnick offered the analogy to learning a foreign language:

 

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What is Literacy in the 21st Century? - American Thinker

What is Literacy in the 21st Century? - American Thinker | Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
What is Literacy in the 21st Century? American Thinker The NCTE states: "[S]uccessful participants in this 21st century global society must: develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology; build intentional cross-cultural connections...
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