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Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog

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In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world. To that end, Melbourne educator Jenny Luca made a commitment to help her students start blogging and to create ePortfolios. Here are six reasons why, at her school, these skills are now a high priority.


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Transliteracy at its best!

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Jenny Luca outlines some great reasons why students should be blogging

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Is your student blogging?  Here are some excellent reasons why they should be, with digital citizenship being one of them!

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Value of blogging to educate kids about cybersafety and their digital footprints.

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Exploring the Learning Commons

Exploring the Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students and staff continue to explore the Learning Commons, discovering something new each and every visit. Many are quite content to take advantage of alternative seating to enjoy their reading.
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Naperville North's Learning Commons

Open space, plenty of seating and a café, this is the Naperville North Learning Commons. “A Learning Commons is a little bit different than a traditiona
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How Do the Standards of Practice Provide Direction for This Work?

Support for learning commons should be seen as a collaborative endeavor between school districts, their schools and the stakeholders in the schools. Th
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CSL Leading Learning standards guide transitions in an Alberta School district
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Learning Commons Staff SuperHero video

Richland High School's Learning Commons is looking for a few students with superhero qualities to add to our staff!
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Leading Learning – Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada

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RT @infosmarts: Transforming SL to Learning Commons "This work is a critical investment in Canada's future."https://t.co/Hbz6cKCEPm https:/…
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Leading Learning now live on the web.http://llsop.canadianschoollibraries.ca/
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The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’

The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’ | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Knowing the answers used to be one of the rules of success, but companies are discovering that asking questions can help generate innovative ideas.
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Questioning is natural in the library learning commons
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Library Learning Commons ISTE Presentation

Library Learning Commons ISTE Presentation | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Transform your Library into a 21st Century Learning Commons ISTE Poster Presentation, 2016 Tim Ley (Twitter @tfley) - Library Media Specialist Bryan Ennis (Twitter @ MrEnnisCT) - Technology Instructional Leader

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
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Library as Learning Commons | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons

Library as Learning Commons | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
These are slides from Heather Lister's TCEA 2016 presentation at the Librarian's Academy. | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons
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Library Learning Commons enables a school wide mindshift to participatory learning
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IQ: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning 2014 by Jennifer Gail Watt

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Library Learning Commons Showcase 2016

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Library Learning Commons Showcase 2016 The Library & Learning Resources and Global Education department hosted its inaugural Library Learning Commons Showcase on June 3 at Cosburn Middle School.
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Together for Learning KBC Template

This screencast shows you how to find and use the Knowledge-Building Centre template created by Carol Koechlin. The template scaffolds the KBC around ...
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Make inquiry projects participatory using a Google template.
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How can the library transition to a LLC to lead learning and

Sharing our Library Learning Commons Inquiry Project today with @CavaliereRita to @sd58connect Check it out: https://t.co/27tZho1nxS
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Leading Learning : Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada
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Testimony of a Connected Teacher Librarian

Testimony of a Connected Teacher Librarian | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This week I was contacted by a new Twitter friend in North Carolina. Teacher librarian, Laura Long, messaged me asking if I could create
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Teachers need to be connected to help learners be connected
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Transforming a library into a learning commons

Learn about how a library was transformed into a learning commons at Turner Valley School in Turner Valley, AB, using the Nureva™ Span™ classroo
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"Dream big and be brave"
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What Does the Learning Commons Policy Mean for Schools and School Jurisdictions?

The learning commons approach functions best when learning experiences in the school community are coordinated to support student learning outcomes throug
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Tweet from @Dangergirl1218

Tweet from @Dangergirl1218 | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Goals for #futureready learning commons, libraries #tlchat https://t.co/yHGDfJxMaK
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Making Space for New Library Learning

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RT @mdavisetad: I'm sharing my new e-book on Makerspaces in the school library learning commons
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Riverdale CI Library Learning Commons Annual Report 2015-2016

Riverdale CI Library Learning Commons Annual Report 2015-2016 | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This is the 2015-2016 annual report for the Riverdale Collegiate Institute Library Learning Commons, of the TDSB
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Leading Learning Update: What’s Happening in Canada? – Canadian Voices for School Libraries

Leading Learning Update: What’s Happening in Canada? – Canadian Voices for School Libraries | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @infosmarts: Designing learning environments to support participatory learning in @CdnSchoolLibrar https://t.co/2el1EkyXWu https://t.co/…
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School Libraries: The heart of 21st C learning | ACT

School Libraries: The heart of 21st C learning | ACT | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Nine Thousand Straws: Teaching Thinking Through Open-Inquiry Learning by Jean Sausele Knodt

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Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition by Carol C. Kuhlthau

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Ignition Stories - Year of the Learning Commons

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RT @infosmarts: Playful Inquiry in the Learning Commons @marc_crompton @CdnSchoolLibrar LC Ignition Story https://t.co/7zcimyBSJF
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The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Looking forward to a full day w @AnitaBK "The Virtual Library Learning Commons" #ycdsbtls @sperini_tl @Pellegrino_TL https://t.co/7nc8wZfgX0
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Creating a participatory learning community
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