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The library service at Raroa intermediate serves its students better than ever through online services. Clare has linked the library to the students through ...
Be inspired by this fantastic 5 minute video showcasing Raroa Intermediate School Library where Clare has made the library's services available everywhere all the time by providing web access to the catalogue, a great blog and much more.
Libraries as modern learning environments with lots of great examples from NZ in the post and in the comments!
Library Space designed with learning in mind. For more examples scroll down to discover
Amesbury school in New Zealand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqvPowlFJhI&feature=youtu.be and
'Place' a delightful documentary of innovative use of space with student ownership in mind, also from New Zealand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYpgTIq55w
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A great selection of virtual tours ! Google art project, Smithsonian museum, World wonders project and more!!
Another way to engage student directed inquiries. Bring the world into the school virtual learning commons.
Carolyn Knight, Teacher in the Library and colleagues at Amesbury School, a new Year 1-6 school in Churton Park, Wellington talk about how their school libra...
Our latest Excellence in Practice Video - Amesbury School - a wonderful new school in Wellington New Zealand. The leadership team at this school made a priority of creating a library that is a fantastic modern learning environment, staffed by highly qualified educators and totally integrated into their new school
Preview and download the podcast A Guide to Digital Research on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
"focuses on supporting the digital research needs of students and teachers. The collection of assets will explore the steps from task to finished product. Students will learn digital citizenship and etiquette while they develop information literacy skills."
School librarian Liz Christensen talks about how the role school library has been a critical success factor in supporting literacy development at Ohaeawai Sc...
Watch this short video to learn how one rural primary school is Creating Readers through its amazing library service and the Reading Together (TM) programme
Fantastic library services coupled with the Reading Together (TM) programme get fabulous results for student literacy in rural northland
Libraries support learning - across the education spectrum- Makerspaces help achieve this
Young People identify the school library as an important, unique and valued area within the school. They ask that the BSF Programme look at what the library was for and how it was used.
They want the role of the library to be extended and promoted as a place to relax as well as learn. School libraries are particularly valued as quiet, calm spaces, encouraging and supporting informal learning and learner-directed research.
What are your students' priorities for learning environments? what can your library enhance or change to better respond to student needs? How are you measuring and documenting the effectiveness of your services on student outcomes?
Using NZ primary sources with your students-- Check out this latest Primary source gallery
My blog: h*p://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/ My tweets: @joycevalenza My site: h*p://springﬁeldlibrary.wi
Thanks to Dr. Joyce V for a great slide share on Curation !!
To start with...
1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.
2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.
3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.
4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly
Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.
“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”
"School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students’ research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity"
Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.
Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities.
I commute to work about 30 minutes through city streets and Interstate. I am not a casual driver. My pilot training and experience gave me a sense of driving with precision and purpose, as well as driving defensively and decisively.
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...
Inspirational images of libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and wonder. The creativity we are trying to inspire and nurture in our students should be reflected in the library design.
Bring a little fun into the world...just need to find room in the budget to do it!
If, like me, you are involved in revisioning your library spaces - you could do worse than browse here for quirky, imaginative inspiration - with thanks to the scoopers who came before!
Interesting and compelling reading from a leading light in Effective school library practice about how we make digital content available for students and lots more. Have a read
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data
This is a cool looking tool for School librarians and other educators!!!
So much of self-directed learning requires online tool mastery. Of particular importantace is the ability to understand and present information in a visual manner. This website is a self-directed learners dream!
Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.
"nonlinear collection of Multi-Touch resource books are designed to support educators who are authoring content and/or guiding learners who are authoring content for publication. These Multi-Touch books will raise awareness about digital citizenship, copyright, and plagiarism. This foundation will help participants explore the expanding collection of open educational resources (OER), learn and apply various digital licenses, and apply appropriate citation practices. Finally, participants will learn ways to protect their own work and demonstrate ways to curate their own collection of OERs. This course is designed as a collection of resources to help the teacher/student navigate through open educational resources."
Inspiring, beautiful, functional school buildings. Because schools should be places where dreams come true.
Thanks to Mark Osborne at Core for sharing these fantastic images of learning environments around the world-
Why we need Digital Citizenship learning in our schools!
Student achievement suffers without full time school librarians. The graphic clearly shows the impact of a full time school librarian on literacy outcomes
How could library services support a personalised learning programme like this one? How could library services adopt some of this thinking even in a more traditionally structured learning environment? Great reading in any case.
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
Handy infographic outlining ways to use the web as a PD tool.
Australia's Teacher Librarian of the year shares reflections on Guided Inquiry
Does exactly what it says!
Papatoetoe Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand has redeveloped their library into a modern learning environment. Read about their new Kete Matauranga and how this committed team turned a leaking building into a tremendous opportunity
Kete Matauranga- iCentre-
Papatoetoe Intermediate School have redeveloped their library into a fantastic modern learning environment. This is an excellent example of a Modern library learning environment that has been developed by a committed team of educators in South Auckland- New Zealand.
School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
This is critical viewing for all school librarians and principals!. The importance of School Librarian as Information Coach! who is dedicated to student learning outcomes.
Viewing this keeps one motivated to be the change.