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Make Space : The Book

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Make Space (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) is a new book based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative

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Looks like a great resource!

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Uncommon Learning Commons

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Taking the Learning Commons to the Next Level

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accompanying website for a presentation that @geekteacher and I did at 2014 Alberta Teachers’ Conferences. Ppt is there in two parts as well as all links mentioned.  Main emphasis is on the Virtual Learning Commons (VLC) and the link to  the physical. 

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On being more genius — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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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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