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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

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Creating infographics at your next conference session.  Easelly does it for you 

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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products | UpNext: The IMLS Blog | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As maker fever hits America’s makerspaces, libraries, museums, and schools, the focus is often on tools and products: what we bought, and what people made with it. These are important data points that validate purchases and provide tangible evidence that our efforts have borne fruit. But, there are more maker stories to be told: about access, diversity, and agency.

Via John Evans
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Fun #makerspaces in learning commons.

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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
For top teachers, the list of 12 tips for maximizing your summer vacation includes reflecting, connecting, laughing, and coming out swinging in September.
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Time to enjoy Summer! Here are some ideas to relax and get inspired for a new school year!
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Joyce Valenza on "Librarians and Social Capital" - YouTube

Librarians and Social Capital In a workshop built using social capital, Joyce examines practical strategies for leveraging social media to grow your network,...
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Social capital and community building is the endearing part of this video sharing at Library 2.0 this year.  

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School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces' - Education Week

School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces' - Education Week | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"The term "maker space," Ms. Fontichiaro said, has no single definition. The spaces can be high-tech, low-tech, part of the school curriculum, or part of an after-school program. Some aren't even called maker spaces. The only central theme is that of creation and innovation." 

 

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""People think, 'Oh, I need a 3-D printer that's $2,300. I can't afford that,' " said Ms. Fontichiaro of the University of Michigan. "You can afford a junk box. You can afford a ream of paper. You can afford a white board that you can make out of [materials] from the home-improvement store."For Ms. Rosheim, the bulk of her $8,000 grant was spent on storage needs, high-tech materials ranging from $50 to $400, and organization of those materials. The space's most expensive item—the 3-D printer—came as a donation from the school's PTA."


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Maker spaces and learning commons is here to stay!

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knowledge building circle

Knowledge building circle.

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Inquiry based learning without the teacher getting in the way!  Thanks for sharing Carol!

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Knowledge Building is successful when learners have opportunity to question, discuss, reflect and build big ideas together. The Big Think http://lmcsource.com/Catalog/thebigthink.html should be designed into every learning experience in the Learning Commons

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Learning resources, videos and guide on privacy in Canada.

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Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

Via Chris Carter
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Yeah Teacher librarians leading the way!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 10, 9:50 PM

Quiet revolutionaries if I ever saw one.

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy
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Questions to get your students thinking creatively using Blooms!

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DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries at DKFindOut.com
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DK FindOut takes research one step further with its free resources in a searchable engine.  For a quick review go to this article: http://bit.ly/1Nvxv3g


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 30, 4:14 PM

New search engine for elementary aged students using DK resources!

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Co-inventing the Curriculum | DMLcentral

Co-inventing the Curriculum | DMLcentral | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Student empowerment is the strongest connective theme through the 55 posts and interviews I’ve conducted for this blog.  The educators I’ve interviewed all have one characteristic in common: they all enable students to take more control over and responsibility for their own learning.
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Awesome ideas for sharing digital media and mash ups from ed tech guru Brad Ovenall Carter and how he is moving his classroom/school towards 21 st century principles.

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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Reading advice for families of younger children.

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INFORMED LIBRARIAN ONLINE - Guest Forum

Informed Librarian Online is a current awareness web site and newsletter for all librarians and information professionals covering all of the librarians' professional reading. There are links to the tables of contents of current issues and full-text of articles. Discounts are offered on books of interest to librarians and all those who work with information. The web site includes articles written specially for our subscribers that discuss issues and new developments of importance to information professionals.
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Pippa Davies, chair of HCS Blended Commons shares about the transition to a learning commons!

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking
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Fun way to make stories come alive and teach critical thinking at the same time.

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The realities of cyber parenting | eSchool News | eSchool News

The realities of cyber parenting | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A new survey sheds light on how parents, children view cyber interactions and safety issues.
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Reasons to develop digital citizenship lesson plans. 

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | Edudemic | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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Ideas for formulating digital citizenship lessons for the Fall.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 10, 1:32 PM

Ideas for teaching digital citizenship first week back at school!

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Home

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Google Lit trips developed as part of Google Certified Teachers program allows students to enjoy higher level thinking with some downloadable files placing readers directly in the stories!

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Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog

Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The new Author's Corner features dynamic ways to teach literacy learning by featuring key authors and songwriters.
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Have fun with Buncee and summer reading and authors!

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A Complete Classical Christian School Reading List: Grades 1-8 | TGC

A Complete Classical Christian School Reading List: Grades 1-8 | TGC | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great list of books K-12.

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Best laptops 2015: which notebook should you buy?

Best laptops 2015: which notebook should you buy? | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The best laptops for your every need
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Computers for your learning commons in 2015.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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Great ideas for sharing Blooms in assessment at high school.

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Mission 1 | Mission US | THIRTEEN

Mission 1 | Mission US | THIRTEEN | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Gaming from an educational standpoint in regards to history and the Boston Massacre and other US events.  Thanks Sinead :)

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Great ideas for re-imagining space in your learning commons and your role as a TL.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 30, 9:57 AM

I love this - find the one that floats your boat and share it with administrators, teachers, and Central Office stakeholders. A picture can truly be worth 1,000 words.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 30, 11:45 AM

Good reminder just in time for preparing for National School Library Month.

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Who owns your data? (Hint: It's not you)

Irene Ng and David Reynolds talk about privacy and ownership in the digital age. Learn more about the HAT project at: http://hubofallthings.com/iwantahat Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscrip...
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Interesting video on data and privacy.  Big Brother is monitoring you 24/7.  Do we withdraw?  

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Forecasting the Future of Libraries 2015 | American Libraries Magazine

Forecasting the Future of Libraries 2015 | American Libraries Magazine | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Forecasting the trends is just part of being an innovative learning commons!

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Learning commons are trend makers as we share the hub of learning that is pertinent to 21st century ed. Making sure we are on the cutting edge!

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Super Storytelling with StoryBird - YouTube

Tutorial on using StoryBird.com including ideas for the classroom.
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if you have not discovered Storybird see how easy it is with this short comprehensive tutorial.  Yes for #stories!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 18, 9:09 PM

Quick tutorial on using Storyboard with your younger students!  Your child will love producing their own stories with beautiful artistic selections from a database of artists.