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Linda Dougherty: First Class School

Linda Dougherty: First Class School | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

How things have changed in our classrooms - a look back at a Missouri Department of Education giving a rural school a First Class certification.  

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An interesting reminder of how education has changed.

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All ideas & topics connected to student learning!  School libraries are changing into more than depositories of books.  They are the learning commons - the center of a school.
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10 Must Web Designing Tutorials for Beginners and Experts!

10 Must Web Designing Tutorials for Beginners and Experts! | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Learn website designing with internet's top best web designing tutorials featuring Photoshop web design tutorials, front end web designing and other designs
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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales

The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Hauntingly beautiful visual vignettes in paper and clay.
In his magnificent meditation on fairy tales and the psychology of fantasy, J.R.R.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Thought provoking images.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 25, 2:40 PM

Brilliant post on Shaun Tan's interpretations of classic Grimm Brothers' tales. You'll want to look at them again and again.

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The 25 Best School Websites | Edudemic

The 25 Best School Websites | Edudemic | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
The school website isn’t just for people who might be coming to the school—it’s a hub for students, teachers, administrators, parents and school family.
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It's so time to re-design the library website, and even the school home page.  Tell your story on the web pages!

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The future of (school) libraries. Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher on Today's Schools

Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher, recently in Melbourne for the SLAV conference, talk about the future of libraries. On Today's Schools. Channel 31 ...
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Really nice video shared by our friends in Australia giving their viewpoint on where school libraries are going.

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Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Massachusetts school librarian Liz Phipps-Soeiro opens her space for weekly

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 27, 10:17 AM

Sounds like a good way to get community involvement

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Library Grits: Making the Invisible Visible

Library Grits: Making the Invisible Visible | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

"Inspired by Katie Day, Barb Reid and Nadine Bailey's presentation at the School Librarian Connection last November, our library team put our thinking hats on to make our invisible ebook collection more visible to the students to boost awareness and reading of these resources." ~Dianne McKenzie

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Ebooks - Just can't get my teens to check them out! Love this idea of re-cycling DVD cases into ebook marketing. How about making your high school ELA teachers who specifically have a classroom library a set of ebook mock books for their library book baskets? You could even cycle the collection among the different teachers.

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Two Virginia Educators Offer Best Practices for ‘Teaching in the Cloud’

Two Virginia Educators Offer Best Practices for ‘Teaching in the Cloud’ | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Two librarians from Loudoun County (VA) Public Schools share the growing success of their district's
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Definitely seeing the role of the librarians in guiding students in their "cloud" courses. We've always created web-based resources for students and teachers.  This is just the next step!

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31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

Looking to refresh your classroom for back to school? Take your pick from 31 flavors of bulletin board.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 16, 2014 11:24 AM

I wonder if that Readbox is Tiff's!

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A Look At Using 3D Pens In The Classroom

A Look At Using 3D Pens In The Classroom | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
The recent 3D printing explosion on the educational market has left many educators wondering how they can afford to integrate this technology into the classroom.
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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons..."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:31 PM

Create a learning experience for your students.

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 20, 2014 4:36 PM

Still contemplating this.  I'll have a better idea of space once we complete some minor renovations this summer in the library.


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ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning

ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
The Maker movement is poised to transform learning in our schools.
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Picked up the idea of an interest survey for students as we plan a maker space for the school library.

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ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report - NEWS.GNOM.ES

ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report - NEWS.GNOM.ES | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report NEWS.GNOM.ES But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center's...
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‘Unsung Hero’: The Tear-Jerking Insurance Company Ad That’s Gone Viral In Two Days

‘Unsung Hero’: The Tear-Jerking Insurance Company Ad That’s Gone Viral In Two Days | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Grab a couple of tissues before you push the play button on the clip attached below. The video, titled "Unsung Hero," was posted online just three days ago and is nearing the 1 million view mark. It was produced by the Thai Life Insurance company, a Bangkok-based group...
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A definite share with teachers and students - especially fitting with character education to show the power of random acts of kindness.  

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Tips for Top-Notch Stop-Motion Workshops | The Maker Issue

Tips for Top-Notch Stop-Motion Workshops | The Maker Issue | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Strong apps and fun working materials are key to great stop-motion projects with kids. But good planning and inspired book tie-ins can carry the day.
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Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube

Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Walking into the Castle Rock Middle School's library, you may instantly have the feeling that this isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile. While students are still d...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Awesome learning commons that is merging makerspaces, collaborating with teachers, and inviting community into the school library! Great way to have "real" connections with school assignments to "real" world. Thanks Yvonne Miller and Deidre Morgenthaler for sharing your library.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 19, 7:28 AM

Learning Commons and makerspace in US library - looks interesting

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Idea Box Show #027: Redesigning the School Library on a Tight Budget with Margo Newtown

Idea Box Show #027: Redesigning the School Library on a Tight Budget with Margo Newtown | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

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B4 & After @ the RCI LLC - a virtual tour of the physical space

A virtual tour of the physical changes in our library as we move to a Learning Commons, with Maker culture elements. Produced by @LisaJDempster Riverdale ...

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Gives me more ideas on how to re-mix our high school library space!

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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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From Library to Learning Commons - Learning Commons Resource Center

From Library to Learning Commons - Learning Commons Resource Center | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

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Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources

Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
We're a global community dedicated to teaching digital skills and web literacy. We explore, tinker and create together to build a web that's open and made by everyone.
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Marking this for a makerspace resource for after-school teen techies.

 

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5 Reasons to Get More Girls Playing Minecraft

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5 Reasons to Get More Girls Playing Minecraft
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Enter Minecraft ($20), a building-blocks video game that forces players to use both the creative and logical sides of their brains.

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Definite place to start with building an online makerspace for school libraries.

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20 Fun Activities for Learning with Legos - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources

20 Fun Activities for Learning with Legos - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Try these 20 fun activities for learning with legos!
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Make notes for #makerspace in the school library or classroom.  Need to remember to ask teachers before summer break, to donate any "left-over" Legos that they may have in their basements.

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Missouri Assn of School Librarians: Makerspaces Talk

Missouri Assn of School Librarians: Makerspaces Talk | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it
Good afternoon! I'm happy to get to talk about our Michigan Makers work with Missouri school librarians this afternoon. You can find the slides here and a list of possible maker activities and medi...
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Love this list of possible maker activities and media.

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How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons & Maker Spaces | Scoop.it

"Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster.Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of standards to work on and accomplish--right when they walk in the door. They can go to the teacher of their choice in order to accomplish the completion of these standards. Or, they can do them on their own in any setting they wish, as long as they maintain accomplishing the minimum amount of standards in a minimum amount of time. Some students, for example, may work individually in the media center not having to go to any classroom."

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As a school librarian, this would just truly turn a school media center into a learning commons for all students and teachers.

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Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014

Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. This workshop introduces emer...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Awesome take-aways to look at for your school library.

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