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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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Essential Books for Kids and Teens | Common Sense Media

Essential Books for Kids and Teens | Common Sense Media | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The absolute best kids' books, chapter books, and teen reads to help you raise a lifelong reader.
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Essential lists of reading materials for students of all ages.

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From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School

From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A recent report on the reading habit of the nation’s children has revealed that British kids aren’t adequately challenging themselves with books. While some might see children’s affinity for movies and videogames has a distraction from reading, James Bell of Renaissance Learning is convinced that teachers, librarians and parents can use this passion to get kids onto the page.

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Yes to finding ways to encourage reading and tying it into movies and or culture.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 14, 5:35 AM

Some nice ideas on encouraging reading for pleasure. 

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

Via Mary Clark, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:40 AM

I buy picture books whenever I have extra money. They're propped up on the windows behind my desk, and kids love to grab them and read on the floor.  Whatever works!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Building Literacy | Education.com

Building Literacy | Education.com | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some excellent tips on sharing literacy skills with your young ones whilst you have the chance.  Any other clues for sharing on literacy for preschoolers? 

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Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency - Edudemic

Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency - Edudemic | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If you're learning a language or trying to organize your learning, check out this second grader sharing how she uses Evernote for fluency and organization.
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Awesome use of iPads and Evernote in the classroom to improve fluency,  

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tammy bailey's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:28 AM
I love Evernote; it is perfect for creating a digital student portfolio.
Susy Parsons's curator insight, April 13, 4:14 AM

It never ceases to amaze me at how easily this generation of students navigate and assimilate new digital technology!

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Instilling A Love of Reading!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Instilling A Love of Reading! | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

It is with hearts aflutter that we hear our B.C. ministry of education would like our number one goal for 2013 to be  on teaching literacy skills to our primary students.  In their strategic plan the top goals include literacy, healthy living, special needs, sustainability, and employment creation.  By 2015/16 B.C. would like to have all kindergarten students entering school "ready to learn"!  Read more about literacy promotion with Pippa Davies HCS Learning Commons Chair as shares on her blog.

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Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms

Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: More young people are reading books now than they were 10 years ago. And despite all the talk about electronic devices, content remains king
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Reading is still hot but the choice of how we read will still dominate and divide.  

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International Book Giving Day 2014 Poster

International Book Giving Day 2014 Poster | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
It's here! I love this time of year. The enthusiasm for International Book Giving Day is gathering momentum. We've got all sorts up our sleeves for you this year. It is going to be awesome. We've b...
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Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips

Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
      Before my children were even born, I kn… (Inspire your kiddos to read with these 10 steps via @urthmama: http://t.co/jo6r2L4xuh #literacy #reading #ece #homeschool)...
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Good reminders about the reasons we need to role model reading with our kids!  

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Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Useful rubric for digital storytelling tools including video trailers, stop motion, Storybird and other amazing animated tools which bring stories to life.  

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Freedom to Read — Raising Awareness. Celebrating Freedom of Expression. Encouraging Participation.

Freedom to Read — Raising Awareness. Celebrating Freedom of Expression. Encouraging Participation. | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Raising Awareness. Celebrating Freedom of Expression. Encouraging Participation.
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Celebrating our rights as citizens to read and dialogue in an open commons. from February 24- March 2nd. Join in the celebration in BC.  

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