Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools
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Transitioning traditional libraries to Learning Commons
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A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal

A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
Today’s librarians have to know things like responsible use policies and how to guide students in the effective use of the internet for research.
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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%.
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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community.
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Extraordinary Librarians: The Digital Shift

Extraordinary Librarians:  The Digital Shift | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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Teaching Ideas Library

Teaching Ideas Library | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
Find free teaching ideas and classroom resources linked to popular children's books in the Teaching Ideas Library!
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Library | 60second Recap of many famous books

Library | 60second Recap of many famous books | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
The 60second Recap® library lists all the books that recaps are available in. Come browse around!
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 60 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 60 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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The Future of School Libraries

This video was created for EDES 545 Information Technologies For Learning, as part of the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning Masters.


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The Altlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes

The Altlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it

My new bible of librarianship. Don't be daunted by its textbook-like appearance. It is an inspiring,important, moving book that should be required reading for librarians of all kinds.


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Leading the Learning Revolution - July 2012 Presentation

Educators are increasingly using new media and digital technologies to teach and engage their 21st century students.
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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup from Edutopia

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup from Edutopia | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.
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Book Suggestion Search Engine for your Students based on author, title, or interest

Book Suggestion Search Engine for your Students based on author, title, or interest | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
BookLamp is a book analytic engine powered by the Book Genome Project. BookLamp's technology has applications in book discovery, reader advisory, and book suggestions similar to how Pandora.com analyzes music.
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Angela Wilkins's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:22 AM

Matching Student Interest

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Together for Learning - Collaboration space to share Learning Commons Resources

Together for Learning - Collaboration space to share Learning Commons Resources | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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Patricia Carmichael's curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:50 PM

OKay, online but still a good idea for pedagogy insights...

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5 Online Libraries Teachers should Know about

5 Online Libraries Teachers should Know about | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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Knowledge Building

Marci Milius's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:07 AM

Great list of sites for anyone in education.

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...
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Infowhelm: A journey into Librarianship: How would you design your new Library space?

Infowhelm: A journey into Librarianship: How would you design your new Library space? | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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International school libraries month - Resources - TES

International school libraries month - Resources - TES | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
There is no better time to convince pupils to visit the library, scan the shelves and pick up a book than this: the tenth anniversary of this global celebration of school libraries. Make the library central to your teaching this month with...
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Teachers' Corner: ProCon.org for Teachers and Librarians - ProCon.org

Teachers' Corner: ProCon.org for Teachers and Librarians - ProCon.org | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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Tracee Orman's curator insight, December 30, 2012 10:27 AM

Procon.org: Great for arguments and debates. My husband uses this site a lot with his current issues/events students.

Katie Frank's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:42 PM

Valuable resource for teaching critical thinking! 

Katie Frank's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:43 PM

Valuable resource for persuasive writing, debate and critical thinking. 

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6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations

6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
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School Librarians TEACH 21st Century Skills

From the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL). During 2011, Colorado schools began implementing the newly revised Colorado Academic Standards, wh...
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Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher

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The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover.

The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover. | Learning Commons - 21st Century Libraries in K-12 schools | Scoop.it
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).
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