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#ClassSpaces

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What Is Class Spaces? During 2014, Joseph Romano will be taking on an exploratory journey focused on uncovering, highlighting and sharing the formal and informal spaces in which we teach and learn,...
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In search of Nomad's Land...

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Terry Elliott's comment, July 15, 2015 2:35 PM
Recommend some insight or summing up or noting of high points whenever possible. If I don't see your voice as an insight, I am not likely to read. Of course, this could just be me.
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Affinity Spaces: What Video Games and Virtual PLNs Can Teach Educators About Informal Learning –

Affinity Spaces: What Video Games and Virtual PLNs Can Teach Educators About Informal Learning – | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
On any given night, you can find my children (grades 5 & 9) along with millions of others, playing video games. From Fortnite, to Minecraft, to Roblox; many hours are logged in these virtual spaces playing… and also learning.
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Rethinking the Urban Territory as a Learning Space

Rethinking the Urban Territory as a Learning Space | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Recreating the urban territory as a commons means reconsidering the way citizens absorb and engender all the elements that can support human development – including learning, as a broader way to refer to education.
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Makerspace or Making Space for Learning? –

Makerspace or Making Space for Learning? – | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
As computers have become more ubiquitous, old-style computer labs have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Children don't go to a separate room to learn programmes just in case they might need to use them as adults.
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Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Tom and Adam Phyall share ways to ensure inclusive learning spaces.
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The Bluebox is Penn State’s next step as a leader in learning space innovation

The Bluebox is Penn State’s next step as a leader in learning space innovation | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
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Space For Learning: Within and Beyond Walls

Architect and historian Mabel O. Wilson joins New Museum artists-in-residence the Black School and Kameelah Janan Rasheed for a panel discussion considering ...
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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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What the Future of Working at Home May Look Like

What the Future of Working at Home May Look Like | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Innovative home designs find ways to combine living and work spaces
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Home and work and learning. I am beginning to reflect on these Connections
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It Doesn't Start With Furniture

It Doesn't Start With Furniture | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Years ago with the emergence of friction free technology such as web 2.0, a number of us in educational technology argued that we shouldn't start with the technology. While this idea of it not bein...
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Three Ideas for 21st Century Global Curriculum

Three Ideas for 21st Century Global Curriculum | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Terry Heick is Editor at (Some great ideas for #meded: adapt to learners, rethink learning spaces + leverage role of play: http://t.co/brpd2dobGZ via @MehtaAnalysis)...
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Co-creation of playful work spaces

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d r e a m .

d r e a m . | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
dream of being/doing/sharing your art. ______________________________________________________________________ Art is your being. It's not a drawing or creation or anything that you do. It's something you can't not do. Well not if you're seeking soul peace anyway. Perhaps that's why so many people are unsettled, take meds, do bad things.. they haven't found their art. If it's…
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Improving learning spaces by empowering school users

Improving learning spaces by empowering school users | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
By Andreas Schleicher Director, Directorate for Education and Skills During a trip to Finland in the middle of winter, I visited a sc...
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Student agency designs learning space | SharingPYP Blog

Student agency designs learning space | SharingPYP Blog | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
This article talks about Primary Years Programme students inquiring into the physical and virtual public spaces. As part of their action, students chose to design the mother tongue space for the library. The beauty of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the empowerment of students during their learning journey and also as a result of their learning. P6 students (8-9 years old) started their academic year by inquiring into the central idea Physical and virtual public spaces provide people with opportunities to make connections and establish a sense of community under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves. During the unit of inquiry, students differentiated between physical and virtual spaces and identified the importance, need and purpose for each. They looked at different public spaces in the school and brainstormed several ideas to redesign a space for the learning and teaching community. Some of these ideas included improving the design of the PYP field, the breakout space outside the P6 classrooms and the PYP library. The students chose to redesign the PYP library by adding a home and family languages section. The teachers and PYP coordinator ensured that students were off to a successful start in their journey by involving experts in the field of architecture and design from our community, and arranging visits to different libraries in the city. Students visited the Atelier D’Arts & Architecture firm to understand how the idea of a physical space develops from the concept of a virtual space. The architecture firm conducted a design workshop where students were mentored to design the space and shelving for the home and family languages library section. Students came back enriched with knowledge and ideas for their library. The mathematics focus on shape and space for the unit of inquiry enabled them to apply their knowledge to design this section of the library. Students continued to brainstorm additional ideas in the classroom, then worked on a plan and created a second and third draft. Next, they visited the British Council Library and the Alliance Française to see how the libraries were organized. After their return, students reflected on the overall design, including furniture and arrangement of books in the two libraries, compared them to their PYP library and incorporated a few more ideas into their plan. During the design process, students looked at their peers’ plans and gave each other feedback and suggestions for improvement. They were enthusiastic, cooperative and collaborative during the task and used persuasive language to convince others in their groups to include their ideas in the plan. The students’ final designs included a description of the space in the library they have chosen for home and family languages section as well as detailed illustrations of furniture with measurements. For the summative assessment, students presented their final designs, explained why their design was suitable for the PYP students and assessed the other groups using a rubric. Creativity was evident throughout the unit of inquiry. Some of the ideas for the library included a tree book shelf, a cozy section with stuffed toys, bean bags and synthetic grass carpet, lower book shelves with different flag colours and a colourful caterpillar shelf for different language books. We have now completed our first unit of inquiry, but action is ongoing and the students are eager to see their virtual designs transformed into reality. It is great to see students enthusiastically take ownership of their learning. Syeda Hafsa Quadri is a primary teacher at Stonehill International School, Bangalore, India and have taught in PYP schools for 5 years. She is passionate about inquiry-based teaching and learning and constructivist methodologies that empower students to make a difference in the global world. You can follow her on Twitter @HafsaQuadri.
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Creating Better Outdoor Learning Spaces

Creating Better Outdoor Learning Spaces | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Three experts discuss the best ways to turn outdoor spaces into effective learning environments.
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10 ways to consider your learning space… –

10 ways to consider your learning space… – | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
It began during a PYP workshop in Melbourne last week, where we used Ron Ritchhart's 8 cultural forces as a lens to explore how we might create a culture of creativity.As participants considered various images of learning spaces, their own and others', including some beautiful, inviting Reggio environments we...
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Resources for learning space evaluation –

Resources for learning space evaluation – | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
I was asked to pull together some links to resources that can be used to get started in evaluating learning spaces – how are they used? how effective are they?what kinds of interactions are …...
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We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
The way we learn has changed dramatically over the past few decades—so it makes sense that the places where we learn should change dramatically as well.
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Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 11, 2016 8:52 PM
So,important to change structures and the environment to align with contemporary practice and thought. It's very hard to fit new ideas into existing frames of reference. That will be our challenge and ultimately our legacy as educators and leaders in the years ahead. The key will be placing the needs of our students at the centre of the learning process.
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Learning spaces, places of learning — An Coláiste Nua

Learning spaces, places of learning — An Coláiste Nua | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Look around you. Go on. Where you are sitting at the moment and reading this post. You might be in an office, on a train…
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Learning Environments Are About Space(s) and Time

Learning Environments Are About Space(s) and Time | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Having a panel discussion with the topic of “learning spaces” being one of the topics (check out some awesome spaces on the #LearningSpaces hashtag on Twitter),  one of the ideas that j…
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Work is a thing you do, not a place you go

Work is a thing you do, not a place you go | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
Work is a thing you do, not a place you go. I couldn’t agree more with this statement. What happens when you try something new? Today’s guest writer is going to share what happened when…
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Reimagining Learning Spaces: Critical Elements - The Centre

Reimagining Learning Spaces: Critical Elements - The Centre | Spaces to learn | Scoop.it
There has been for some time now, keen interest in how to modify and manipulate learning places and spaces to encourage greater engagement, develop meaningful interfaces and provide opportunities to experiment with internal and external design.
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Learning spaces for greater engagement

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