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On being more genius — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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Ephansen‘s insight:

My thoughts exactly, Joyce!  This should be what school is about as a driving force and not just a separate hour! Libraries and learning commons support, lead and foster these skills.  #tlchat #cbeilc

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Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour – Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad – #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation

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Genius Hour is a powerful movement popping up in classrooms across the world. The idea encourages students to explore their own passions and creativity.

Ephansen‘s insight:

Great example of setting up for inquiry – own passions – could also be imbedded into the specifics of teaching and learning as part of shift in teaching instead of just something "outside" of school tasks/topics.  Learning commons (physical and virtual) a great central point to locate the work.  #CBEILC #tlchat

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A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library

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A school library in St. Louis, Missouri, boasts something unique: It’s the only known library whose design is based on Multiple Intelligences theory—a groundbreaking concept of intellect conceived by psychologist Howard Gardner and widely embraced…

Ephansen‘s insight:

Very interesting concept – though I have an argument about no technology and having a lab 45 feet away….

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

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A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

Ephansen‘s insight:

Beyond the sponsorship details….lies truth….

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