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Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7.
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The essential ingredient to success is engaging your school community in 'participatory' learning just the same as you do in a physical learning commons. A VLC is not a one way street to information like a library website, it is instead a virtual hub of knowledge building,collaboration, play, creativity, experimentation and innovation.

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Cos Cob School Says Farewell to Its Media Center

Cos Cob School Says Farewell to Its Media Center | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
To create a space for research and collaboration, Cos Cob School reconfigured their media center this summer. The new
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Discovery learning is critical to the success of the learning commons. Spend equal time coteaching on project learning and great things will happen!

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Wildwood Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions

Wildwood Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Wildwood IB World Magnet School uses the inquiry-based model to put students in charge of their learning, with lessons that stem from student questions and harness the power of curiosity.
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Right in line with learning commons approaches to high level learning experiences.

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Watch. Connect. Read.: A Guest Post by Teacher-Librarian Jennifer Lucas

Watch. Connect. Read.: A Guest Post by Teacher-Librarian Jennifer Lucas | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The story of the making of @philbildner's book trailer for A Whole New Ball Game is inspiring. Thanks @MrSchuReads! http://t.co/CD4vIxBIv5
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Inspiring!

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Teacher-researchers, design thinkers, and teacherpreneurs have the abilities and opportunities to improve education through their playfulness, creativity, and collaboration skills.
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That's the kind of change an excellent learning commons approach can ignite

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The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationship

The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationship | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
One of the most significant partnerships I have in my school as an administrator is with our teacher-librarian (TL), Lisa Mueller. In recent years our library has been...
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Administration partnership critical to Learning Commons work.

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Learning Commons Introduction

Red Oak ISD Librarians explain the new concept of "Learning Commons."
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Red Oak Independent School District embrace learning commons with knowledge building and participatory learning goals.

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.
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Learning Commons Webinar - January 28h, 2015

From School Library to Learning Commons: A Pro-Active Model for Educational Change (2014) summarizes the work, over three years, of two groups of ...
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Teacher Inquiry powerful journey!

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books
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Creative!

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Year of the Learning Commons | Teacher Librarian

Year of the Learning Commons | Teacher Librarian | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Click here to download a copy of The Year of the Learning Commons poster.


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And explore our website and participate #yearlc https://sites.google.com/site/yearofthelearningcommons/home

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What Does Learning Commons Mean for Your School?

What Does Learning Commons Mean for Your School? | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“Our interpretation of the world of information and technology now, compared to how it used to be – affect the kind of environment we need to construct for the young people we mentor. If we are about preparing young people to compete in the current and future world, then the cocoon we call schooling must take a different approach than the cocoon of...

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Nice to hear an architectural perspective:)

 

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#Peel21st Learning Commons (with images, tweets) · MrSchuermann

Documenting the evolution of our library into an innovative, collaborative, flexible, inquiry-based #MakerSpace @PeelSchools.
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Storify your learning Commons journey and share #yearlc https://sites.google.com/site/yearofthelearningcommons/home

 

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Learning Commons Orientation-Lesson 2

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An idea for saving time and for making orientation info more engaging. Create and post a video on your virtual learning commons site.

 

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Teacher Collaboration: Spreading Best Practices School-Wide

At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with ...
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The learning Commons can help build a culture of collaboration in your school to the benefit of all students and teachers.

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Virtual Learning Commons Tutorial

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Think this would work in your elementary school...here is the site template so you can build your own VLC!  https://sites.google.com/site/templatevlcelementary/

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Study: Teacher Quality Improves Through Collaboration Among Colleagues - iSchoolGuide

Study: Teacher Quality Improves Through Collaboration Among Colleagues - iSchoolGuide | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A new study examined the teachers’ relationships with their colleagues and how some of them are directly correlated to both student and teacher success.
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The learning commons is a catalyst for collaboration and experimentation for teachers and students

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LB Inquiry Video Galileo

A video of inquiry and project-based learning at Keeler School in grade 5 Science using the maker concept and Little Bits. The intended use of this video is for ...
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Co planning, teaching and assessing in the Learning Commons

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The Question

The Question | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Great resource for unpacking Inquiry Learning from http://t.co/BpKitYutoF #JBSC
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The Question is the answer to many concerns about student engagement. If students own the question they are interested.

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Library to Learning Commons

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Great example of involving other teachers and students in the design of new learning environments for Learning Commons.

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Brownridge Learning Commons

A snap shot our our learning together - created at http://animoto.com.
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Lovely learning journey celebration for Brownridge LC

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Study finds that high-poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve a 5-year graduation rate of 79% « Library Research Service

Study finds that high-poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve a 5-year graduation rate of 79% « Library Research Service | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Study finds high poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve higher graduation rate http://t.co/sBaNAhCB8t #SchoolLib
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Great to have new evidence

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. It wasn’t until c

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The learning commons provides a perfect environment for experimentation , creativity and innovation.

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"Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the kid-passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing." Zach Klein

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Great tips for students to use in their Academic Digital Footprints.

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The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationshi...

The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationshi... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
One of the most significant partnerships I have in my school as an administrator is with our teacher-librarian (TL), Lisa Mueller. In recent years our library has been transforming into a Library L...
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Great to see this partnership!

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knowledge building circle

Knowledge building circle.
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Knowledge Building is successful when learners have opportunity to question, discuss, reflect and build big ideas together. The Big Think http://lmcsource.com/Catalog/thebigthink.html should be designed into every learning experience in the Learning Commons

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 28, 9:21 PM

Inquiry based learning without the teacher getting in the way!  Thanks for sharing Carol!