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Libraries as Modern learning environments with lots of great examples from NZ in the post and the comments!
Library Space designed with learning in mind. For more examples scroll down to discover
Amesbury school in New Zealand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqvPowlFJhI&feature=youtu.be and
'Place' a delightful documentary of innovative use of space with student ownership in mind, also from New Zealand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYpgTIq55w
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Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.
Are you using Pinterest in your library? How are you using it? How is it helping you to serve your students' needs?
Interesting ways to use Pinterest for academic purposes. Will have to look more closely at this.
The Internet is ridiculously huge, so don't even think about trying to get your head around how much activity is taking place. Unless, that is, you limit yourself to one single minute.
Joyce Valenza shares her thoughts about e-books in the context of Springfield school library -
Definitely reviewing this collection. Thank you, Dr. V.
Have you got "makerspaces" in your library? Has your library team discussed how the makerspace concept might be developed in your library?
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School librarian Liz Christensen talks about how the role school library has been a critical success factor in supporting literacy development at Ohaeawai Sc...
Fantastic library services coupled with the Reading Together (TM) programme get fabulous results for student literacy in rural northland
Watch this short video to learn how one rural primary school is Creating Readers through its amazing library service and the Reading Together (TM) programme
This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.
This graphic speaks for itself.
In the UK libraries are required by law in prisons. That's wonderful. But to my surprise, I discovered that they are not required by law in schools. These past
Thanks Jane Ryan and Fran Mes for alerting us to this great slide share!
Carolyn Knight, Teacher in the Library and colleagues at Amesbury School, a new Year 1-6 school in Churton Park, Wellington talk about how their school libra...
If you are building a new school, new school library or have an opportunity to make changes to your current library take a look at this new video as well as the other two in the series.
Our latest Excellence in Practice Video - Amesbury School - a wonderful new school in Wellington New Zealand. The leadership team at this school made a priority of creating a library that is a fantastic modern learning environment, staffed by highly qualified educators and totally integrated into their new school
Curating content for learning
Curation (physical and virtual) is definitely an area for developing one's expertise.
This post reflects on the use of Wikipedia as a tool for scholarly research. How is is used in your school?
Now that MOOCs are well established for the professional learning and tertiary sectors - It is time to see how they can work for students in the compulsory education sector too.
Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers...
Digital Literacy: It's about more than access from Bobbi Newman References ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch.
Bobbi Newman - As always lots of good insights!
Advocacy- use story to talk about your mission - and more tips!
School librarians wi: Be challenged to become a change agent in your school by implementing education and social media marketing tools within your sphere of influence
Thanks @franmes for reminding about this great slide share!!!
Digital Citizenship & school libraries & Authenticity
Attention NZ School Library staff: Check out this great learning opportunity for you and your library teams!
Presentation for LIANZA Library Assistants Day highlighting the range of tasks undertaken by school library teams and linking the intersections between schools
Great insight into a "day in the life" of one of NZ's leading practitioners.
The diversity! :-)
School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
This is critical viewing for all school librarians and principals!. The importance of School Librarian as Information Coach! who is dedicated to student learning outcomes.
Viewing this keeps one motivated to be the change.
Kete Matauranga- iCentre-
Papatoetoe Intermediate School have redeveloped their library into a fantastic modern learning environment. This is an excellent example of a Modern library learning environment that has been developed by a committed team of educators in South Auckland- New Zealand.
Papatoetoe Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand has redeveloped their library into a modern learning environment. Read about their new Kete Matauranga and how this committed team turned a leaking building into a tremendous opportunity
TED Talks By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge?
Teaching students to think critically and understand social media is an essential information skill.
Collaborating and using Ipads to develop critical literacy skills in 5 & 6 year olds
Digital storytelling with 5 year olds.
Kindergarten time is storytelling time: Listening to stories, telling stories, acting stories out, learning how to read your own stories and creating your own stories!