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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons

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Specific to this school, but still some helpful ideas as we begin this process at our school... CMS Library Three-Year Plan: Lisa Buckton's attractive presentation of an action plan.

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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

To adapt to changing student needs, 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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whiteboard tables. (can use sherwin williams 'sketch pad' dry erase coating to incorporate color rather than white...@ http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/catalog/sketch-pad-dry-erase-coating/)

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Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students. While this research (and this book) are not specifically focused on school libraries, we are the ideal place in our schools … … Continue reading →

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