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Learning Spaces that Inspire | School Outfitters Blog

Learning Spaces that Inspire | School Outfitters Blog | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Luckily, lots of teachers are experts at turning unremarkable rooms into cozy, colorful spaces where students feel stimulated and comfortable. Just for fun, though, I scoured the web and rounded up some truly unique learning ...

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What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing.  Maker Education

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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...

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We are heading down this road right now... It's getting bumpy....

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Webinar: Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace

In this webinar, you'll get up close with littleBits staff and Teacher Librarian Colleen Graves from Denton ISD, TX about the many ways you can use littleBits in ...

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What is phubbing - phone etiquette

What is phubbing - phone etiquette | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
According to new research, the act of phubbing, or phone snubbing, is a very real epidemic in the United States.

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Gorgeous Primary School Library. Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

Gorgeous Primary School Library. Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The lovely library you're about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children.

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Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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Google launches teacher training center

Google launches teacher training center | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The tech giant now provides tips and training for teachers using its classroom tools.

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So, this looks like FUN - and useful too...

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:40 PM

Great site for educational staff to learn Google classroom.

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School. University. Public. The fall of the Library Fortress. Great article

School. University. Public. The fall of the Library Fortress.  Great article | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder - Ralph W. Sockman Some months back I attended Nordic Library Meeting in Stockholm. It's a forum for directors at the universi...

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I like the observation that no matter what the desk looks like, the most important thing about a library desk is who staffs it!

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Daniel Christian's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:04 AM

As originally Scooped by @Anne Whisken; I appreciate the points the author makes re: setting up a space where it's not "us" and "them" -- also appreciated his discussion of the Apple Stores and how that might work in a library space.

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That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer's paradise. There's far more work for liberal arts majors -- who know how to sell and humanize.

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Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN...

Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN... | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century

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School with no walls: Teaching in open learning environments in Denmark (Learning World: S5E41, 3/3)

Ørestad Gymnasium in Denmark has no walls, no classrooms and spaces that are only loosely defined by permeable borders. Classes are taking place in these ...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 2, 2015 8:28 PM

What an interesting and challenging teaching environment. I wonder how that would work here. I love the design of the school. Flexible learning is definitely the way of the future...

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Great way to start coding with your students!

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Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today

Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Top 100 Social Media Tools & Resources You Can Benefit From Today   http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com/top-100-social-media-tools-resources-you-can-benefit-from-today/ "Social Media News & Insights Social Media Examiner: www.socialmediaexaminer.com Social Media Explorer: www.socialmediaexplorer.com Social Media Today: socialmediatoday.com Social Media Marketing Magazine: www.smmmagazine.com Chris Brogan: http://chrisbrogan.com/blog Hubspot’s Inbound Hub: blog.hubspot.com RazerSocial: www.razors

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:07 AM

This article lists various tools to help any person or organization using social media.

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
A look at the 10 most important work skills for the future.

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 7, 2015 8:35 AM

PDGLead

Lucia Red's curator insight, July 10, 2015 7:18 AM

Very enlightening!

Jackie Simmonds's curator insight, August 17, 2015 11:40 AM

It is so important that we prepare students for the workforce!!   These skills are cross-curricular. 

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Adding #MakerEd to your Teacher Toolbox via Margaret Powers

Adding #MakerEd to your Teacher Toolbox via Margaret Powers | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Creating infographics is a great way to check for understanding because a well-crafted infographic requires you to drill down larger theories and the supporting research to key themes and concepts....

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D15_8761__NAP-ICT_2014_Public_Report_Final.pdf


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Michael Jongen's curator insight, November 16, 2015 6:59 PM

Australia is facing a crisis of computer literacy after the latest national IT tests showed a sharp drop in results among school students. According to the report released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on Tuesday, nationally only 55 per cent of students were considered IT proficient. The results come despite up to 98 per cent of students reporting that they had access to a computer at home. "One of the things that we are observing here is that the increased use of devices for social and communication purposes has hidden the decline in the use of more sophisticated uses of the devices," said ACARA's chief executive officer Robert Randall. 

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This is interesting and supports the anecdotal evidence I see with students every day. I have Year 7 students who don't know how to print a document in colour, who are GLUED to their iPads. Frustrating - they think they know it all because they are constantly attached to the device, but they know VERY little.
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Google Released This Wonderful Documentary to Inspire Students to Learn Coding

Google Released This Wonderful Documentary to Inspire Students to Learn Coding | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

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We are looking to increase our coding knowledge and student base over the next 12 months to 2 years - this is great.

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Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions

Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Author : David Quaid, Software Engineer, Google Expeditions

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I gotta get me some Google cardboard! This looks amazing.

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School. Class. The future of learning spaces is open ended - eSchool News

School. Class. The future of learning spaces is open ended - eSchool News | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Collaboration and creation do not lend themselves to rows of desks. What is the future of learning spaces?

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Is Google Alphabet .xyz The New .com?

Is Google Alphabet .xyz The New .com? | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Google’s surprise use of the .xyz domain for its new holding company, Alphabet, has led to a rush of new registrations under the domain. Is .xyz the new .com?

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2014-Softlink-Australian-School-Library-Survey.pdf

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Some reading for my "free" time at work!

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University of Western Sydney Kingswood Campus Library

University of Western Sydney Kingswood Campus Library | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
COLLEGIATE, CONNECTED AND LIGHTFILLED:
A NEW CAMPUS LIBRARY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

A desire for a library incorporating worlds best practice, designed for the...

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Liking this one!  Inspiring workable learning spaces

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, August 3, 2015 5:18 AM

Liking this one!  Inspiring workable learning spaces

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Public. Fun, Tech & Architecture - Norfolk Library Breaks The Mold

This library breaks the mold! The Slover library is the most technologically advanced library in the U.S.A. according to Mayor Paul D. Fraim as of the time of this ...

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This architect UNDERSTANDS libraries...a rare thing indeed.

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University. Transformed Space Invites Innovation, Research, Teaching and Learning to Transpire

Through recent renovations of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, an engaging innovative, experiential learning and collaboration environment ...

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Is Your Institution Prepared for Today’s Mobile Explosion?

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education


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Not sure we are - we THINK we are, but I don't know....

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Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces

Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The creative possibilities of a school makerspace will become obvious once you find the space, find the money, find the tools, and find the students.

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Looking at basic makerspaces for our school library...

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