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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Duck Duck Go- Techie site of the week!

Duck Duck go is a lovely search engine made for little ones to safely search the web.  Check it out!

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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook? We explain.

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The Teacher-Librarian in the Learning Commons | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

The Teacher-Librarian in the Learning Commons | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Latest Blog Post from AB School Library Council blog on their reasons for moving to the learning commons model.http://t.co/KrR4wWhx...

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Web Exclusive - Hands On vs. Hands Up: Technology-Enabled Knowledge Building in High School | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Web Exclusive - Hands On vs. Hands Up: Technology-Enabled Knowledge Building in High School | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"In a landscape in which learners can be creators of ideas, it is vital for high schools to become technology-enabled learning environments that are sharply focused on knowledge building, idea improvement, and collaboratively creating community knowledge. Most students use personal connectivity for socializing and play, not for knowledge building, exploring problems, or building on each other’s ideas. They need engaged teachers more than ever to make the leap from digital technology as play to digital technology as a tool for knowledge creation. If we really want our children to face the challenges of the future with confidence and skill, we must teach them not only that they can acquire current knowledge, but also that they can help shape what their society comes to accept as knowledge. Participatory digital technologies and new social media landscapes, combined with engaged teaching and designs for learning, offer new opportunities for knowledge building and interconnected relationships."  Canada in Edcuation shares more on 21 century learners!

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Encyclopedia Britannica to stop printing books

Encyclopedia Britannica to stop printing books | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Britannica usually prints a new set every two years, but 2010's 32-volume set will be its last as the company goes fully digital.
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Enjoy Round-the-World Storytelling with Tales for Great Grandchildren for iPad — iPad App Review | PadGadget

Enjoy Round-the-World Storytelling with Tales for Great Grandchildren for iPad — iPad App Review | PadGadget | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Pin ItemailprintYou don’t have to be a great grandparent to enjoy Tales for Great Grandchildren. This charming iPad book for children stems from a collaboration between author John Jackson and illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.
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The disappearing virtual library

The disappearing virtual library | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The shutdown of library.nu is creating a virtual showdown between would-be learners and the publishing industry.
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New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

New tools make self-publishing e-books easier | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A variety of software helps you convert and format for Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble devices.
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Yes, It's True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The ...

Yes, It's True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The ... | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Ingrid is a reporter for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London. She comes from paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as ...
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Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library and Information Science - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - Books for Public Librarians - New Products - ALA Store

Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library and Information Science - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - Books for Public Librarians - New Products - ALA Store | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle.
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The Big Blog of Kids’ Comics!

The Big Blog of Kids’ Comics! | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

This blast from the past comic strips are for all your comic book fans.  Retro reading will keep your kids busy!

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Announcing OverDrive Help « Virtual Library Notes

Announcing OverDrive Help « Virtual Library Notes | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
OverDrive Help will replace the FAQs that are currently linked at your library's OverDrive-powered website. The 'Help'page will include links to OverDrive Help, Device Resource Center, Digital Books Tour, Library Lending ...
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Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How publishers can make reading experiences that parents feel 'more positive about than Angry Birds'.
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Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works

Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) said on Thursday they intended to digitize 1.5 million pages of ancient texts and make...
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Learning Ratings | Common Sense Media

Learning Ratings | Common Sense Media | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

New website from Commonsense rates all digital media for teachers and librarians to make wise choices in selection!  Yay Commonsense!

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In digital age, libraries seek to adapt - The Brown Daily Herald

In digital age, libraries seek to adapt - The Brown Daily Herald | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In digital age, libraries seek to adaptThe Brown Daily HeraldTwo recent events held by the library staff illustrated this shift.
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QBook

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What is a QBook? QBook™ is an interactive read-along digital colour picture book format designed by Kiwa Media for young children. QBook is an eBook, iPhone and iPad app that combines a narrators...


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2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids

2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books - New York Times

In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books - New York Times | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
New York TimesIn a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of BooksNew York TimesIn a wooden warehouse in this industrial suburb, the 20th century is being stored in case of digital disaster.
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The Cool Hunter - The New Stuttgart City Library - Germany

The Cool Hunter - The New Stuttgart City Library - Germany | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Great design for Stuttgart City Library http://t.co/Sl1K2YLa...
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LibraryAware | NoveList | EBSCOhost

 LibraryAware will help you with digital design and more for your learning commons.

Library Aware is coming soon to NoveList.
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Virtual Library Tour: Another Great Way to Share Ideas

Virtual Library Tour: Another Great Way to Share Ideas | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What a great idea. Like the Eliterate Librarian I love to tour other libraries. There are always good ideas to take away. This middle school library has its fiction and nonfiction in separate secti...
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Apple Mountain Lion Seeks to Knit Together Its Products

Apple Mountain Lion Seeks to Knit Together Its Products | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Apple released a preview of Mountain Lion, its new software for Mac computers. Certain of its features, however, move it closer to iOS, which runs Apple’s tablets and phones.
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How Tech Is Making Us More Aware of the Ways We Read

How Tech Is Making Us More Aware of the Ways We Read | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Recent years have seen an explosion of reading memoirs, the result of a recognition that this age-old habit is undergoing profound change.
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