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Working Together: Simple Ways Public and School Librarians Can Collaborate

Working Together: Simple Ways Public and School Librarians Can Collaborate | Future of education | Scoop.it
Librarian Christina Keasler offers a few simple examples of ways public and school librarians can connect and collaborate this school year.
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Using The Power Of The Pair To Enhance Active Learning - Edudemic

Using The Power Of The Pair To Enhance Active Learning - Edudemic | Future of education | Scoop.it

Colleen Lee: 


I remember when I first figured out the “power of the pair”. I had walked onto our school library and the noise was way above what I would expect. I asked our librarian how it could be like that and she told me it wasn’t ‘noise’ – that if I listened closely it was ‘learning’. As I looked around the room it was evident. Students were working together to help each other in learn. For me the ‘pair’ is now one of my most powerful tools. I use it in all my foreign language classes and see it increasingly used in other disciplines. Here’s a few reasons why:


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:22 PM

The sweet noise of learning in the library should be music to any teacher or librarian's ears. 

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The corridor of uncertainty: MOOCs for teacher development

The corridor of uncertainty: MOOCs for teacher development | Future of education | Scoop.it

Traditionally teachers seldom get a chance to watch each other and share experience. Teaching has been an individualistic rather than collective career where you work out your own strategies, create your own courses and learn from your own mistakes. Even with the advent of online learning, courses tended to be centred around one teacher and the course material was locked into a virtual classroom to which other teachers seldom had access. Of course there is widespread use more collaborative teaching, especially in schools, but in higher education the lone teacher approach still dominates.

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