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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
“ Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...”
Via Karen Bonanno
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School Libraries are like Cheers - everybody knows your name!
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:33 PM

Value of School Libraries

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Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Physical learning spaces have a big impact on student achievement and engagement--learn how to implement best practices for classroom design.
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So many of the "must-haves" apply in the design of new library learning spaces too.

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Primary School Library Design

Primary School Library Design | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Our Expert library design team will work with you to design and plan the perfect school library. We transform your children's library into a space that pupils want to visit.
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Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A new study shows how color, lighting, and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress.
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Of course it goes without saying that good library design impacts and affects student learning too.

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Debra Evans's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:42 PM

For consideration! 

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School library futures | Services to Schools

School library futures | Services to Schools | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
School libraries support the learning and literacy outcomes of the students. School library services are totally integrated into the teaching and learning programme, aligned with the school’s goals for learners and delivered onsite and online.
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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.
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The spontaneous discovery potential in this library is huge, because of their approach to book display which is engaging, tactile and inviting.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 2014 1:09 PM

Cool beans.

Debra Evans's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:40 PM

This is excellent- and our iCentre has done the same type of thing. Libraries must be  designed for  this century of learners and learning.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:31 PM

Library Technology

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CrashCourse - YouTube

CrashCourse - YouTube | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Eight awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you World History and Hank Green teaches you Psychology. Check out the playlists for past co...
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Have you considered setting up a YouTube channel for your School Library?
Imagine the content that could be curated to support the teaching and learning taking place in your school, and the potential for collaboration with teachers. 

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Beeline Reading Challenge Kickstarts Student Independent Reading

Beeline Reading Challenge Kickstarts Student Independent Reading | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Build choice, time, and engagement in independent reading for students this school year.
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"Research suggests that key factors in motivating students to read include providing a large selection of reading materials and allowing students choice in what they read, establishing a purpose for reading, and providing for social interaction as part of the reading experience."

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Library to Learning Commons - Saanich School District (No. 63) - YouTube

The Saanich School District (No. 63) is transforming their traditional library spaces to a Learning Commons model. These innovative changes to the physical a...
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Where in a school can students interests be personalised, continuous learning be supported and demonstrated, and are students AND teachers supported equally?

The Library Learning Commons!

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Glasgow Caledonian University - Nomad RDC

Glasgow Caledonian University - Nomad RDC | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Design and Innovation Consultants. Nomad is a creative studio that works with people to create lasting meaningful and beautiful places. Our services include: interior design, service design, graphic design, navigation strategy, feasibility study, concept generation, web design, consultation design.
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Littman: Students Need School Libraries and Librarians

Littman: Students Need School Libraries and Librarians | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Sarah Darer Littman bemoans the fact that our policy makers are willing to spend more on testing while many schools have no libraries or librarians. When she said this to an elected official, he re...
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Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps

Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Mayhem, schmayhem. If your library's children's room is chaotic, it’s proof that the little ones are learning.
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Aimed at Public / Community Libraries this article stimulated my thinking. 

How do Primary Schools connect with their local preschool community?
Does the local kindergarten have visits to your school library?
How could you involved your local Community Library network in your school library?

And yes, glitter on the floor is GOOD! 

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SLANZA Collected issue #12

DoThe magazine of the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.

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Download your copy here

http://www.slanza.org.nz/uploads/9/7/5/5/9755821/collected_june_2014.pdf

 

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School Library Design Case Studies

School Library Design Case Studies | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Explore our school library design case studies and see what customers have to say about their BookSpace school libraries
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Explore the four case studies for ideas about how your library could look.

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Library designs - inspiring library design gallery

Find ideas and inspiration in our extensive gallery of public, school and university libraries
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A feast of library design ideas from the UK.

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Fresh approach sees students excel - Bay of Plenty Times - Bay of Plenty Times News

Fresh approach sees students excel - Bay of Plenty Times - Bay of Plenty Times News | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student achievement has risen dramatically in the past five years. - Bay of Plenty Times
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"We took our building and said let's not make it an old library but make it somewhere we can say to the students 'this is your space, not our space'."
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Envisioning New Library Spaces | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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A great webinar, from the American Association of School Librarians, that focuses on important things to consider in school library design and redesign.

Strong connections to Ideo and d.School user centred design thinking, where the viewer is  encouraged "to move beyond imitation towards innovation, while using what we have".

 

 

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Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift

Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
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Imagine the Possibilities - YouTube

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...
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In New Zealand the move to MLE is forcing a rethink of the library's role.

This Canadian video puts School Libraries at the heart of their Learning Communities.

"What is a Library Learning Commons?

It is a future-oriented hub of learning, innovation & knowledge creation.

The Learning Commons will focus on building learning communities through literacy & technology."

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At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A new future is coming to education. Online shopping, searching and social networks came first—education is next. OCLC's newest user perceptions study, At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, explores how empowered consumers, fueled by economic incentives, are using online learning platforms and MOOCs to set new expectations for education—and for libraries. The report explores the behaviors, perceptions and motivations of online learners: how they are evaluating the cost/value trade-offs of higher education, how they are using and succeeding with online education—and their use and perceptions of the library.
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"The Library is books .... And a place to get work done."

Do you agree?

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Libraries evolve beyond books, media

Libraries evolve beyond books, media | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
C omplete this sentence: “The library of the future is …”
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iCentre v 3.02

iCentre v 3.02 | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A work in progress
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Some great ideas that highlight the changes needed to move school libraries from 20th Century practices to services that support and turbo charge 21st Century learning and teaching.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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