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Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:17 PM

The essential ingredient to success is engaging your school community in 'participatory' learning just the same as you do in a physical learning commons. A VLC is not a one way street to information like a library website, it is instead a virtual hub of knowledge building,collaboration, play, creativity, experimentation and innovation.

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YOU CHOOSE your learning in the Learning Commons!

Digital Advocacy Storytelling Project LS 5633
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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | The Edvocate

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | The Edvocate | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Crystle Martin, University of California, Irvine With the expansion of digital media, the rise of e-books and massive budget cuts, the end of libraries has
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The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Libraries can survive these times of technological upheaval, but they're going to have to changeand fast.
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Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Librarians and other book lovers have taken to posting “bookface” images that line up real body parts with cover images.
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"Have you read...?" The Art of Recommending Books

"Have you read...?" The Art of Recommending Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A colleague mentions that he is a huge fan of historical fiction. You immediately scroll through your list of favorites and ask, “Have you read…?” You attend a workshop where the presenter sprinkle...
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Mr. Schu on His New Role as Ambassador for School Libraries | School Library Journal

Mr. Schu on His New Role as Ambassador for School Libraries | School Library Journal | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Let’s Hear it for Bookshops

Let’s Hear it for Bookshops | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
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Fawn B Morgan's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:31 PM

Buy background material for family histories - time periods, culture, world events, etc. Support the local bookshop.

 

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How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

“yo call me Ishm@el!”


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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 3, 2015 11:36 PM

"romeo, gonna fake my own suicide. brb." And he'd be like, "k ��"

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5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
I believe that every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. The maker movement has created opportunities for all educators to give students authentic learning opportunities that go beyond the typical classroom experiences and to rethink traditional learning environments to include those that nurture the kinds of creativity and innovation that will benefit our students both in school and beyond. We know children learn by exploring and playing and doing and making and that these kinds of things lead to deeper engagement. The maker movement embodies opportunities for experimentation and innovation to occur across all grade levels and all content areas.

Physical makerspaces have allowed us the opportunity to pull some of this excitement of the maker movement into our schools. Makerspaces can help set the stage for meaningful student learning, as well as help cultivate a culture of innovation within a school. My makerspace inspires innovation, passion, and personal motivation and interests, and has encouraged students to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

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Authentic learning - Makerspaces are important for students to build, assemble, create and test.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians

14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
"Yes, I can help you find all the books." "No, I don't spend all day reading them."
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Well maybe not everyone...Don't you just love stereotypes?

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Fawn B Morgan's curator insight, April 21, 2015 3:15 PM

Here's to libraries and librarians - all kinds.

 

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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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Attention to learning makes the difference!
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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 9, 4:54 PM
Attention to learning makes the difference!
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“Books Smell Like Old People”: Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

“Books Smell Like Old People”: Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
David Denby on how teen-agers’ devotion to smartphones has affected their reading habits.
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Twitter video highlights 2015's best social media moments

Twitter video highlights 2015's best social media moments | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Twitter video takes us on a trip back through 2015's best social media moments
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Is this the world's wildest library? Geelong's $45 million 'big brain' about to open up to the world

Is this the world's wildest library? Geelong's $45 million 'big brain' about to open up to the world | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Don't expect to hear any shushing when you walk into Geelong's revolutionary new library and heritage centre.
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Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them - The Washington Post

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them - The Washington Post | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

An award-winning educator explains why kids should be allowed to choose their books and be given time to read in class.


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Let’s Hear it for Bookshops

Let’s Hear it for Bookshops | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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"Navigating literacy and learning in school libraries" (with images, tweets)

A free, professional development day for teacher librarians, hosted by QUT Library and sponsored by ALIA.
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The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy

The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

RESOURCES IN PRESENTATION Literacy video (Martin) 10 things learners pay attention to (Sh!ft) QUESTIONS Essential questions (Wiggins) essentialquestions.org Essential questions (te@chthought )...


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World Book Day: 10 most beautiful libraries around the world

World Book Day: 10 most beautiful libraries around the world | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
World Book Day, or the International Day of the Book, is marked on 23 April by UNESCO
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