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Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books)

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On the day of the mass lobby of parliament for school libraries, author and commentator Jeff Norton reflects on the important role school libraries play in nurturing future talent and economic prosperity. [Jeff Norton is a London based writer-director and the author]


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School Library Learning Commons
Exploring learning for the future with this whole school approach
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Learning Commons- Panther TV

Plymouth South's new learning commons gives students a warm and inviting space where they can study and relax. Panther TV- Show 5 Produced by Panther…
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Great technique for students to share what's happening in LC
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Leading Learning – Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada

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Canadian Library Association (2014) The Canadian Library Association transferred ownership of the Leading Learning project to Canadian School Libraries in 2016. Leading Learning – PDF Version (NOTE: Please use this website for the most recent link updates, particularly to the See It In Action...
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Learning Commons Lowdown

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2017 Is Looking Good... The Learning Commons has been a hubbub of activity so far this year, with no sign of slowing down! We've had 9
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Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between - EasyBib Blog

Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between - EasyBib Blog | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Technology is changing everything in our lives . . . but what does this mean for the future of libraries? One librarian, Ciro Scardina, shares his thoughts.

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FRC Library Learning Commons 2017-18 Orientation

This video is about FRC Library Learning Commons 2016-17 Orientation
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Video is a great medium for orientation as well as tutorials in the Virtual Learning Commons.
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@NPES LearningCommons

@NPES LearningCommons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Summer 2017 What a WONDERFUL school year! We have had a LOT of fun this year! Thank you for all of your support! Check out the 201
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Great to share accomplishments in a succinct visual presentation. Now book a meeting with administration and link these highlights to school goals and improvement.
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Learning Commons Video Byte 3: Rethink Makerspaces

To see the Learning Commons: Explore Keys Aspects full resource with videos and learning guides, visit
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Learning Commons Video Byte 4: Rethink Resource Collections

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Teacher/Teacher-Librarian Collaborative Inquiry – Canadian School Libraries Journal

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Indigenous #teacher-librarian https://t.co/OtBA9067VE
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Great documentation of the benefits of co-teaching to teaching and learning.
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Questions and Questioning

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Question Everything (Nullius in verba) Take nobody’s word for it flickr photo by dullhunk shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Our existence is dominated by questions. From the younge…

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Teaching students how to question is central to the work of the learning commons
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IHHS Learning Commons Media Center - YouTube

Happenings in the Media Center
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Creativity and collaboration in action!
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MSS Learning Commons Modern Learning Space

This video has been created and updated over the course of two years to document our journey with Modern Learning and our Learning Commons.
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Ask students what they need for modern learning .
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Innovation That Sticks Case Study - OCSB: Library to Learning Commons

This video is part of a series. You can view the full case study here: http://cea-ace.ca/OCSBcasestudy Music: Unity by TheFatRat
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| Anna Crosland T.L.

| Anna Crosland T.L. | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
December 20 Follett Collections to Share Resources Using this feature of the Destiny Library Catalogue is another way to share resources with our school community. Here’s a Follett Collection of our Indigenous Resources. Wait 5 seconds for page to load.
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Recipe for a successful Learning Commons

-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a fre
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Sweet, next steps building the virtual learning commons
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Stand up 4 Students & School Library Programs

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Will you join us in supporting school libraries? We evaluated the research of highly effective school library programs, the passage of ESSA, the results of the state audit, and compelling stories of teacher librarians who are striving to continue to serve their students despite great challenges, and have determined that improvement is necessary. All students…
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Leading and Learning in the Library

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Summary Below is a brief look at the the learning that happened during the months of March through mid June in the Willowgrov
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Principal Nicholas Hayter: From Library to Learning Commons Beechwood Elementary School

In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Debora
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Learning Commons Video Byte 1: Rethink Physical Spaces

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Byting into the Learning Commons

Linda Shantz-Keresztes and Judith Sykes share foundation knowledge on “What is a Learning Commons” and “How to Create a Shared Vision”. For mor
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Media Center to Learning Commons: One District’s Transformation

Media Center to Learning Commons: One District’s Transformation | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A California library media coordinator led a renovation that boosted circulation and drew in many more teens—and made shush a four-letter word.
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Great flexible spaces
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TLA17 Virtual Learning Commons

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RT @LibrarianLister: I have my computer back! Link to Virtual Learning Commons presentation! #txla17 https://t.co/4itOzNq2ZM https://t.co/r…
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CMHS Library Learning Commons

Students, teachers, and administrators talk about the vision for the new Learning Commons at CMHS.
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Great to see the entire school learning community working toward building their Learning Commons.
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Picture Books and Ideas to Inspire Young Inventors | Knowledge Quest

Picture Books and Ideas to Inspire Young Inventors | Knowledge Quest | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Thomas Edison once said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Supplying children with junk in the library is easy to do, but how can the library inspire children to invent something interesting and useful? Why... Read More ›

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Discovery Learning in the LC
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Creating young makers. - access to junk & imagination