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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"


Facepalm.


The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 25, 2013 10:20 PM

Libraries as a place to invent and share. Libraries as a place to learn and build. Libraries as makerspaces.  

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 12:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream