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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design - Library Journal

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design - Library Journal | School libraries: thinking about the future | Scoop.it
Library Journal Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design Library Journal The vision for the Hunt Library is ambitious in the extreme: to “create spaces that encourage collaboration, reflection, creativity, and awe” and “to be a place not of the...
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Not many (more likely, not any) school libraries could spend as much as this university library but there are still some ideas to inspire the design of school libraries.

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School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy development in Gold Coast schools | QUT ePrints

School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy development in Gold Coast schools | QUT ePrints | School libraries: thinking about the future | Scoop.it
Hughes, Hilary E. (2013) School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy development in Gold Coast schools. SLAQ, Brisbane.
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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | School libraries: thinking about the future | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


Via Nik Peachey, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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Becoming and Being: Reflections on Teacher-Librarianship

This collection of writings, written by graduate students in the Teacher- Librarianship by Distance Learning program at the University of Alberta, demonstrates the critical role of the teacher-librarian in schools.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:17 AM

Interesting read for new or experienced teacher librarians written by Canadian librarians!

Boutsaba Janetvilay's curator insight, June 26, 2013 3:17 PM

Teacher librarianship

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The New School Library

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As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
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An outstanding argument for the role of a school library in the 21st century. Outlines all the reasons why a school library is important to education today, and does so in a full yet succinct way.

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School libraries evolving into 21st century learning spaces ...

By Kathy Yanchus, Review Staff. Dramatic changes are occurring in school libraries across the province as they are transformed into 21st century learning spaces. It may not be conspicuously evident when you walk in, ...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:28 AM

Learning Commons with focus on developing global digital citizens

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Beyond the Classroom: A New Digital Education for Young Australians in the 21 st Century

The new digital education environment will look and function very differently. In addition to classroom teaching, staff will develop new ways of teaching that embrace digital education, and ‘bring your own device’ learning models will be integrated into the learning environment. Strong leadership in schools will be needed to support this new environment, to increase teacher capacity and to support the uptake of digital education in schools.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:25 PM

A must read for Aussie Educators!

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:56 PM

One to read - all teachers

Conan Gogan's curator insight, March 23, 2016 8:44 AM

I have just read an interesting report from the Digital Education Advisory Group on education in Australia.

I agree with the author of this article, 21st century education consists of computers and all the advanced technologies to help children to learn in a more efficient way. As technology is upgrading and becoming more advanced, so are the teachers. Teachers that teach in the 21st century education system have developed a more effecient and more interesting way to teach the children today.

I believe that in the future the education system will once again change and the children of the future will learn much more efficiently. This upgrade in the education will have a positive influence on the children as they benefit from it, they will learn faster and understand what they are taught better. 

Although there is a big upgrade in the technology and education systems today, it is not truly fool proof. There will always be children who might not understand what is going on in the classroom as the attention span of children is not long no matter the upgrade in technology.