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Learning spaces in a digital age - Cambridge News (blog)

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Learning spaces in a digital age
Cambridge News (blog)
Last year our focus was on the function of a library – what was the point of a room that was essentially a repository of books when books can be accessed digitally anytime, anywhere?

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New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition

New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition | School Library Design | Scoop.it
New report shows digitizing learning can engage students in new ways.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:24 AM

There's a part of me that wants to say "well, duh" and another that is cheering that this report from All4Ed specifically mentions the importance of school library media specialists in the digital shift in education. This is a report that librarians should first read and THEN make available to his/her principal or admin team as a strong step towards collaborative school-wide planning.

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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces | School Library Design | Scoop.it
As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they're moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.

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Amy Eshleman on Libraries As the Original Maker Spaces | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Amy Eshleman on Libraries As the Original Maker Spaces | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | School Library Design | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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Student-centered education is focus for new elementary school in CFISD - Your Houston News

Student-centered education is focus for new elementary school in CFISD - Your Houston News | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Student-centered education is focus for new elementary school in CFISD Your Houston News “In addition to its inviting appeal, the state-of-the-art design of Pope Elementary School accommodates the modern learning environment that Cypress-Fairbanks...
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Public. Do super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution?

Public. Do super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution? | School Library Design | Scoop.it
The rise of super libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country, writes Tim Vanson

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:24 AM

'What is necessary for libraries to prosper?' Key points to consider.

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21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps

21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps | School Library Design | Scoop.it
RT @cashjim: #Learning #Commons Transformation - Ten Steps http://t.co/MVs92iSTb4 Concise, informative, useful blog post by @TDOttawa. #pee…

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 AM

Check out our website too for lots of implementation ideas www.togetherforlearning.ca

 

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21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps

21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps | School Library Design | Scoop.it
RT @cashjim: #Learning #Commons Transformation - Ten Steps http://t.co/MVs92iSTb4 Concise, informative, useful blog post by @TDOttawa. #pee…

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 AM

Check out our website too for lots of implementation ideas www.togetherforlearning.ca

 

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Classrooms. School Design Changes In Modern Learning Environments | ENR: Engineering News Record |

Classrooms. School Design Changes In Modern Learning Environments | ENR: Engineering News Record | | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects looks at a new ways to design schools in response to evolving learning environments. (Change In Modern Learning Environment...

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Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Baltimore

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Baltimore | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Upon first approach, the box might be a bit confounding. It's cute, but what is it? A huge birdhouse? A miniature school stuck on a pole?

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High-tech Learning Spaces Are Changing Education - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

High-tech Learning Spaces Are Changing Education - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education | School Library Design | Scoop.it
High-tech Learning Spaces Are Changing Education EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education Armed with ideas and recommendations from a series of discussions between faculty, administrators and IT staff in 2012, the college created the Classroom of...
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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | School Library Design | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Alison Roche Gray's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:21 AM

School libraries are the hub of learning in a school but some are outdated. School libraries need to updated to move forward with the times.

 

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Hot Topic at Midwinter: Library Maker Spaces, Ideas for Cheap, Hands-On Fun - The Digital Shift

Hot Topic at Midwinter: Library Maker Spaces, Ideas for Cheap, Hands-On Fun - The Digital Shift | School Library Design | Scoop.it

Put to a vote among unconference participants, “Creative Spaces” won out as the topic of choice (beating by a wide margin digital relevancy, advocacy, and budgeting).

Attendees shared ideas, with an emphasis on low-cost, practical ways to implement “Maker” activities in the library.  Much of the conversation urged partnering with other organizations, including:

Reddit subcommunities. Local groups have formed around social news site Reddit. Consider hosting an event at your library. Or how about Ikea Hackers? Your local college or university. Don’t have native expertise among your library staff? Consider reaching out to a technical college or student organization to help lead programming.Area crafters. The Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library enlisted the local Etsy community to help launch projects, from making zines to bicycle tire art.Hacker spaces. From robotics and electronics to wood and metal working, these groups are springing up worldwide.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 22, 2013 1:42 AM

Maker spaces > some ideas on how to!

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World's first green library opens its doors in Singapore

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The world's first green library for children opened its doors on Friday in Singapore at its Central Public Library.

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Steve Wozniak talks about Maker Spaces and the Maker Movement (Elon Fall Convocation 2013)

Ben Harris of Harris Educational and the Alamance Makers Guild asks Steve Wozniak to contrast his experience with the Homebrew Computer Club with modern day ...
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Learning spaces in a digital age - Cambridge News (blog)

Learning spaces in a digital age - Cambridge News (blog) | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Learning spaces in a digital age
Cambridge News (blog)
Last year our focus was on the function of a library – what was the point of a room that was essentially a repository of books when books can be accessed digitally anytime, anywhere?

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | School Library Design | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Making Spaces | The User Experience - Library Journal

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Making Spaces | The User Experience
Library Journal
But perhaps you'll need to augment the design of your spaces with some stronger cues: signage. Consider signs a last resort. Not only are they difficult to execute well, their efficacy isn't proven.

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Michigan Radio: A peek inside a Detroit makerspace for kids - Detroit Free Press

Michigan Radio: A peek inside a Detroit makerspace for kids
Detroit Free Press
There are a handful of similar Makerspaces in Detroit. Spaces where residents can fix old lawnmowers to start landscaping businesses.
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Public. Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada

Public. Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada | School Library Design | Scoop.it
The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently complete (Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton, Canada

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | School Library Design | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.

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