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Project-Based Learning Research Review

Project-Based Learning Research Review | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Studies have proven that when implemented well, project-based learning (PBL) can increase retention of content and improve students' attitudes towards learning, among other benefits....and it is a perfect fit with the Learning Commons approach!

 

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Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind

Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Stimulate your students' curiosity by encouraging valuable questions and tinkering, looking for teachable moments, and building lessons around current events and critical thinking.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Put curiosity to work in the Learning Commons

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The Learning Commons Mindset

The Learning Commons Mindset | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I walk into almost all of our schools in West Vancouver and very often the first thing people want to show me or talk to me about is the changes happening around the library.  Or more specifically,...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Wonderful support for Learning Commons approach from Chris Kennedy a Superintendent of Schools / CEO with the West Vancouver School District

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space

4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Attract students to libraries and other rooms of learning by creating agile, inviting spaces with makerspace elements and, most importantly, a community feeling.
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And once you transform space you need to transform program to be a true learning commons where everyone is building knowledge, creating, sharing.....

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Growing schools: From library to learning commons - Lethbridge Herald

Growing schools: From library to learning commons - Lethbridge Herald | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Growing schools: From library to learning commons Lethbridge Herald As schools throughout Alberta move forward with the development of learning commons to align with Alberta Education policy that came into effect this school year, careful...
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Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching In...

Librarians Share Best Practices for Teaching In... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Former librarians Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer said that when it comes to effectively teaching inquiry-based learning, an educator's best bet is to pair up with their school librarians.
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Confirmed by David Loertscher's research on co-teaching in the Learning Commons. See the current issue of Teacher Librarian for the article based on his research.http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/

 

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking
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Another idea for playing with questions. Check out the new Q Wheel @ONLibraryAssoc Bookstore https://www.accessola.org/web/OLAWEB/OLAStore/SearchResults/OLAWEB/OLAStore/StoreDetails.aspx?iProductCode=QWHEEL …

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film - YouTube

This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepar...
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Bottom line, every student and teacher deserves the expertise and support of a qualified TL.

 

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KESLibraryLearningCommons

KESLibraryLearningCommons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This Library Learning Commons site is a resource for the students, parents, teachers, staff and community of David A. Kaechele Elementary school.
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Great start to a Virtual Learning Commons!

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The Virtual Teacher-Librarian | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

The Virtual Teacher-Librarian | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @AnitaBK: My AQ students flipping library instruction! http://t.co/tTWftmSeNx
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Great examples of teaching and learning potential in virtual spaces. When posted on the Virtual Learning Commons site these gems become inspiration for other teachers and students too.

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A ne...

Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A ne... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Featuring the voices of administrators, classroom teachers, academics, and, most powerfully, learners, the 10-minute film describes libraries as active, collaborative, creative safe spaces and librarians’ connections to the individual interests and...
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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Sue Kowalski
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Questioning is key to thinking and understanding

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

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Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

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Useful info-graphic on the research process.

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Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning

Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Crissy Field Center is a dynamic hub of youth engagement for Golden Gate National Parks where they help youth better understand their environment and inspire them to be active citizens in their commmunity.
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Having students document their learning journey during inquiry is a sure way of not only engaging metacognition but also making learning stick!

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YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC

YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @sjgorman: YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC @stevewclark http://t.co/htpcy6jFi8 #tlchat #adedu #adechat
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Virtual Tour of the Learning Commons

Let Joanne Marie Babalis guide you through a virtual tour of the Learning Commons at Anne Frank Public School. This video showcases the first stage of the li...
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Many ideas here for inspiring a culture of inquiry and supporting makerkids in the learning commons

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Meeting the needs of 21st Century learners. | Think Strategic

Meeting the needs of 21st Century learners. | Think Strategic | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Do you have a 'Learning Commons' at your school? You should! http://t.co/BVJpDuxJXw http://t.co/sX3NU8HUJ9
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Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News | eSchool News | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
School libraries are no longer quiet - they're full of learning, research, and dynamic ed-tech tools.
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TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.
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Really inspiring!

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Knowledge Building: What is it Really?

Isn’t it really just learning by another name? Guest post by Peter Skillen: I would like to thank Deborah for inviting me to write this guest post about knowledge building. With the frequency that ...
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Knowledge-building, creativity and innovation, and
honing of information management and literacy
skills are key goals of the learning commons. http://clatoolbox.ca/casl/slic/llsop.pdf

 

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Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools - Huffington Post

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools - Huffington Post | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment...
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Great article to help TLs correct misconceptions about the critical work they contribute to teaching and learning.....

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Video Tour of Monticello High School Learning Commons | Teacher Librarian

  The video tour of the Monticello High School Learning Commons complements the article by Joan Ackroyd in the December 2014 issue of Teacher
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This student produced video tour explores the dynamic spaces of a high school learning commons deliberately designed to address many learning styles and needs. Every school will need different approaches and spaces crafted to address their school goals, curriculum and learning culture.

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Ideas for Inquiry | Ontario Teachers' Federation

Ideas for Inquiry | Ontario Teachers' Federation | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Resources posted! #OTFConnects Nov. 26 Ideas for #Inquiry. Thank you @avivaloca for HUGE number of resources! http://t.co/Ed9OW0IKIT #ontedu
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Lots here to help teacher librarians connect with classroom teachers to support inquiry learning.

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Library as a Learning Commons - An Interview with Shannon Miller

Library as a Learning Commons - An Interview with Shannon Miller | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Shannon Miller discusses the library as a learning commons, parental involvement, allowing students to own learning and necessity of global connectivity.

Via Deb Schiano, Sue Kowalski
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Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great article to share with Learning Commons teams just beginning their journey

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Leading Learning in Winnipeg - YouTube

Teacher-librarians from Winnipeg celebrate the Canadian Library Association's vision for the school library learning commons. Leading Learning: Standards of ...
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Wonderful BIG THINK activity to pull together the great learning experience these passionate TLs participated in with Anita Brooks Kirkland http://www.bythebrooks.ca/ Bravo!

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