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Exploring learning for the future with this whole school approach
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Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout

Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Principal Jad Deegan (Macdonald High School, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Lester B. Pearson School Board) enthusiastically points out the advantages of the newly refurbished library learning comm…
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Innovation That Sticks Case Study - OCSB: Library to Learning Commons

This video is part of a series. You can view the full case study here: http://cea-ace.ca/OCSBcasestudy Music: Unity by TheFatRat
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Transitions to Library Learning Commons leads to whole school improvement.
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Library Redesign/Learning Commons Project

8th grade students were asked to research 'Learning Commons' and redesign our school library using Google Sketchup. This project was completed by Jorda
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Leading Learning in the School Library Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

Leading Learning in the School Library Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Do we want to have high quality school librarians for some of our students or all? https://t.co/aGyl7x2aIZ #vsla #vted #bsdvt
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UGDSB 2016

By meaningfully growing the culture of learning commons through our school and board communities we will model the idea that everyone is a learner an
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A School Principal on the Importance of His Library Learning Commons

A School Principal on the Importance of His Library Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this new QSLiN Library hangout, Roger Rampersad, principal of Riverdale High School (Lester B. Pearson School Board), talks about the advantages of having a library learning commons as opposed t…
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5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions -

5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions - | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
"5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions" https://t.co/JMOum1tNWF #teaching #feedly
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Questioning key to deep thinking, reading inquiry and learning in the LC
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YOU CHOOSE your learning in the Learning Commons!

Digital Advocacy Storytelling Project LS 5633
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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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Attention to learning makes the difference!
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Attention to learning makes the difference!
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16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

RT @MKTG_4U: 16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational - https://t.co/A5cl40WcSM

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Knowledge Building - A social collaborative process

This animation clip explains the social collaborative processes in knowledge building

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Collaborative Knowledge Building is a key concept of a true library learning commons.

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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students.

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Transforming school libraries into learning commons: five keys to success - Stantec

Transforming school libraries into learning commons: five keys to success - Stantec | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Design with community in mind.

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Sneak Peek: Create Your Learning Commons with Pam Harland

Sneak Peek: Create Your Learning Commons with Pam Harland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  Are you empowering your students as experts? In her video series with School Library Connection, Pam Harland will walk you through seven steps you can take to transform your school library i…
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Why Teaching Young People about Research Design Matters: A Middle School Student's Perspective | Knowledge Quest

Why Teaching Young People about Research Design Matters: A Middle School Student's Perspective | Knowledge Quest | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  Many school librarians dread the research design course in library school, and they avoid the research studies that are presented by library scholars at AASL and ALA. But this Guest Teen Blogger, Sophia, shares the importance of school librarians... Read More ›

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Welcome to the Library - JICS 2016

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackmanICS Visit our website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ics/Laboratory_School/index.html Experience th
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DCDSB 2016

Durham Catholic DSB is beginning the implementation of a Learning Commons model in the district for secondary and elementary schools. The focus is o
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TeachOntario Talks: Co-Create and Collaborate a... | TeachOntario

In this installment of the TeachOntario Talks, we are profiling and celebrating the work of teacher-librarian Kate Johnson-McGregor from Brantford
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Not Hush Hush Anymore -- School Planning & Management

Not Hush Hush Anymore -- School Planning & Management | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Today, school libraries are undergoing a transformation — going from a stationary, uncomfortable, one-size-fits-all space with study carols and a card catalog to a highly flexible, interactive, technology-rich area.
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Great to see planning for LL spaces
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School Libraries as Learning Commons: Sustainable Cultures for Sustainable Futures

Keynote by Dr. Ross Todd, School of Communication and Information, Department of Library & Information Science, Rutgers University, “School Libraries as Lear...
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School Libraries Transform | American Libraries Magazine

School Libraries Transform | American Libraries Magazine | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Having transformative school libraries is an issue of equity. All children deserve access to the tools they need to learn, create, and share. 
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Yes indeed, every child deserves and has a right to expect a good school library and excellent program to help  them become future ready!
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Comprehension & Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey

Read / Download : http://bitly.com/1p6wjhy

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2015 TEAMS Award Winner – Murray Centennial Public School, Canada

Teacher Librarian Mary Walk Hope teamed up with grade one teachers to create an interactive gallery walk which incorporated 3D technology, the art from origi...

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Collaboration and co-teaching reaps high rewards for students

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Dream big: transform your library into a learning commons

Dream big: transform your library into a learning commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Turner Valley has recently transformed their library into an inviting and engaging learning commons. This is their story.

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