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S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy (K-16).

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

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A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Create powerful questions too!

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CHS Learning Commons

Video introducing the plan for the Centennial High School Learning Commons. www.ZHFvideo.com.
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Some nice ideas for the physical commons...now what about the virtual and experimental learning.....

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DL3 5 Q re Knowledge Building Center

Follow-up question to part 3 of an interview with David Loertscher, Professor at San Jose State University School of Information and Library Science, and a strong proponent of the Learning...
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Knowledge Building Centers open up new possibilities for self directed learning. Here is a workshop to explain more https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcentres/ and a template to try

https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcenter/

 

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Pembina Trails School Division

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Great to see Pembina Trails taking a lead on implementation of our new standards.

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Ephansen's curator insight, June 20, 12:09 AM

Implementing the new Canadian School Learning Commons Standards - Pembina Trails 

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Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift

Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming.
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Helping everyone learn...teachers, students, administrators, parents...that's the learning commons model.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? - KQED (blog)

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?
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In short, the Monticello Library Media Center has become a “Learning Commons.” “Students work more productively in that kind of environment,” Ackroyd says.
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The school library learning commons is leading the way to futures oriented learning in schools.  http://clatoolbox.ca/casl/slic/llsop.html

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Area 3 Learning Commons: Learning Commons in the TLC - A Reflection

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RT @stevewclark: Learning Commons in the TLC - A Reflection http://t.co/WliFRPhFBi
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Great to see that empowering students to direct their own learning is a focus in transitions.

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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

Policy Statement:

To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, and imagination to expand and deepen learning.

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The Role of the Teacher Librarian in Implementing a Guided Inquiry ...

One of the many roles of the Teacher Librarian as stated by The Australian School Library Associations (2004), is that they build programs that support and.
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Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 1:47 PM

Guided Inquiry is an important way TLs and teachers can collaborate to instil inquiry and higher order thinking in students as well as important digital literacy skills.

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School library purges 13000 books in high-tech overhaul - WTAE Pittsburgh

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School library purges 13000 books in high-tech overhaul
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"You have to understand these kids learn differently than we did and they live in an electronic world that we never lived in,” Inglese said.
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What about print? Is this high school moving in the right direction?

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Why make friends with your Teacher Librarian?

Rob Castles, Teacher Librarian at University High School, talks about what the school library can do for Teacher Candidates on placement.
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Yes indeed!!!!!

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Storytime Skype with teacher-librarian, Kim Yeomans | Tipperary Station School Blog Storytime Skype with teacher-librarian, Kim Yeomans | -Cattle Station kids participating in a Global Education-

Storytime Skype with teacher-librarian, Kim Yeomans | Tipperary Station School Blog Storytime Skype with teacher-librarian, Kim Yeomans | -Cattle Station kids participating in a Global Education- | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @jasmineshannon0: Check out our blog latest post with @kimyeo @SkypeClassroom @ICT_Integrator http://t.co/eeA9syVdUH SAVE THE RHINOS! @t…
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Wonderful story to inspire teacher librarians to go virtual to reach more learners, connect with more readers, empower with technology!

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Area 3 Learning Commons: Keeler School Maker Stations: Part 2

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This is what happens when you turn elementary kids loose in a learning commons http://t.co/LAmj2GvvkY
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Learning Commons environment is perfect for active learning.

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

Via  Duncan White
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Love all the focus on questioning

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DL3 Knowledge Building Center

Part 3 of an interview with David Loertscher, Professor at San Jose State University School of Information and Library Science, and a strong proponent of the Learning Commons model.
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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning Commons Policy (2014): To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have ac...
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Provincial policy language will help progress!

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EDUCATIONAL MAKERSPACES | Teacher Librarian

The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces Part 1 of Making an Educational Makerspace R. Steven Kurti, Debby L.
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Literacy, Learning & Minecraft

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Having your assumptions challenged is an odd experience; it’s a little like grief. At first you cling to the ideas upon which you built your practice, possibly even your world (shock and denial), y...
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Lots here to think about and apply to learning.

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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, June 14, 4:03 PM

Discussion board manners :-)

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 7:32 AM

So many of these tips are just basic human common sense. But this is a nice package to start the conversation!

abyd's curator insight, July 2, 3:01 PM

Might be helpful setting out ground rules at the start

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Mt. Alvernia: the journey to iCentre — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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Inspiring stories of transformation of school libraries to futures oriented learning catalysts from Australia.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 15, 4:34 AM

A great post from Joyce Valenza aboutBrisbane's Mt Alvernia College transformation from a school library to a 21st Century iCentre - the hub is the school. What's more important is the rethinking of the role of the teacher librarian.     

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TMC 2014: The Big Think - YouTube

Treasure Mountain Canada 2014 is a research symposium to advance knowledge about the school library learning commons. Dr. David Loertscher takes participants... (RT @AnitaBK: Video from #tmcanada2014 The Learning Commons is...
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The Big Think is a critical component of any learning experience for adults as well as kids. Metacognition of what we learned and how makes key ideas stick!

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Library to Learning Commons - Saanich School District (No. 63)

The Saanich School District (No. 63) is transforming their traditional library spaces to a Learning Commons model. These innovative changes to the physical a...
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Leading Learning

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Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association (RT @TDSBLibrary: Library Learning Commons roles for teacher-librarian, teacher, support staff and administrators...
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Very proud of this work as a major collaborative knowledge building experience. Every province and territory in Canada contributed to the virtual growth over a two year period. The process to create this publication is indicative of the potential of a learning commons to inspire, facilitate, nourish and celebrate the work of a participatory learning community.

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Knowledge Building in the Learning Commons | Big Ideas in ...

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Educator Investigating the intersection between Knowledge Building, FNMI perspectives, Edtech & New Pedagogies. Desire2Learn Instructor: AQ & OntarioLearn; TL/Teacher-Librarian Specialist; Counselling Pychology, GD.
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Follow our symposium on the future of school libraries in Canada!

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Life in the Learning Commons with Aaron Mueller - YouTube

Victoria and Jeremy interview Aaron Mueller and chat about Learning Commons and teaching life.
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Great interview with a teacher librarian who is leading change in his school and district.

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