CSLA November 2012
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How a School Library creates a Virtual learning Commons where students learn beyond the school day on their way to becoming life-long learners.

Creating a virtual learning commons takes students, teachers, and a teacher Librarian. See how a library website in transformation is becoming a 24/7 virtual and interactive learning space where we build collaborative intelligence together. You’ll see activities and projects, surveys and polls, classroom, grade level, and schoolwide learning spaces, using embedded Web 2.0 tools that assist in establishing an online learning space sponsored by our school library. But these ideas and projects are not just for libraries! Ideas you can use in your classroom, at grade level, and schoolwide.

Presented face to face at the 2012 CSLA Conference in San Jose, California on Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:30 pm.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary, Teacher Librarians, Librarians, teachers, administrators, SLIS students

BIO: I’m a teacher librarian in a K-6 (expanding to K-8) school where we love to read and have created a community of readers and learners! I am a life long learner, love technology, and believe that we can change the world one book at a time!

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Bay Farm Library/Media Center

International Dot Day

Dr. Seuss Day Celebration

Fall BookFair 2012

To the BookFair and Beyond

EarthWeek 2011


and many others within the Library Media Center site including Endangered Animals KBC, using Voicethread, creating Learning Links, 3 Minute Math, Student created PSAs: Can’t Wait to Read it, Reading incentive programs, Book Blogs, Wallwisher and Discovery Streaming, WebConferencing with BlackBoard Collaborate, more.