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Kvenild, Cassandra; Shepherd, Craig E.; Smith, Shannon M.; Thielk, Emma – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In a climate of increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), school libraries have unique opportunities to grow collections and cultivate partnerships in the sciences. At the federal level and in many states, STEM initiatives encourage hands-on exposure to technologies and open the door for student-led discovery of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers
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Bowler, Leanne – Knowledge Quest, 2014
A makerspace is a physical place in the library where informal, collaborative learning can happen through hands-on creation, using any combination of technology, industrial arts, and fine arts that is not readily available for home use. The underlying goal of a makerspace is to encourage innovation and creativity through the use of technology-to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Science Education, Creativity, Pilot Projects
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Cartier, Leslie C. – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Elementary school libraries are not often thought of as suitable spaces for learning commons because most elementary school libraries operate on a fixed schedule, allowing only one class at a time to use the space. Elementary school libraries are too often the drop-off location for a specific class during the classroom teacher's planning period.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Space Utilization, Interior Space
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The Position Statement on the School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading, adopted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board in February 2009, is a guide to help practitioners build library programs that support every learner's development in reading. As part of the Learning4Life (L4L) plan to implement the Standards for…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, School Libraries
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Sturm, Brian W. – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Secret spaces serve as mirrors in which children can explore themselves and play with identities, while at the same time they act as windows to the real world through which children develop an understanding of social interactions and societal norms and expectations. The understanding of secret spaces has important implications for the physical…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Imagination, Interpersonal Relationship
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Johns, Sara Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2008
In this article, the author discusses the new "AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner"--a map for student learning. The new standards focus on the learner. They outline the content and process that students need to learn now and will need in the future, a process taught through the school library program by a school library teacher. The…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Leadership, Media Specialists
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Callison, Daniel – Knowledge Quest, 2007
In this article, the author talks about the concept of school library as a place of learning for students. He contends that a school library must be conceived in terms of three aspects. First, it should have a creative school library media specialist to lead the principal through a meaningful vision of what the library could be in terms of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, School Libraries, Learning Laboratories, Media Specialists
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Subel, Sue – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article discusses the importance of designing a library media center that engages students in constructing new knowledge. The author describes the planning stages of a new library facility. In the early planning stages, the author focused on the expectations of the administration. She soon realized that they had included all the…
Descriptors: Facility Guidelines, Library Services, School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers
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Gordon, Carol A. – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Provides a brief overview of this special issue and describes international schools and their libraries. Highlights include a profile of international schools based on the European Council of International Schools, an accreditation agency; curriculum; how their school libraries differ from American library media centers; and an interview regarding…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Linda Z. – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Describes a program that distributed refurbished books to children who might not have a book of their own. Discusses collaboration among school library media specialists, administration, teachers, parents, and community agencies; information literacy standards; empowering elementary students to help less fortunate children; and multiple learning…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Style, Community Involvement, Elementary Education
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Lowe, Karen – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses the process of weeding, updating, and building a school library media collection that supports the state curriculum. Explains resource alignment, a process for using the shelf list as a tool to analyze and align media center resources to state curricula, and describes a five-year plan and its usefulness for additional funding. (LRW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development
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Bishop, Kay – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discussion of information literacy and school library media specialists focuses on work outside the United States and the need for a more global approach. Describes guidelines, standards and policies and reviews programs in Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Guidelines
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Skirrow, Ingrid – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Explains the Primary Years Program (PYP), an inquiry framework developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization that describes the characteristics of an international student in the learner profile and describes its use in the Vienna International School. Discusses collaborative planning by teachers; real-life connections; and role of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Harada, Violet; Kim, Linda – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Considers how school library media specialists can collaborate with teachers to transform conventional topical units into problem-based projects and gives examples from classrooms in Hawaii. Highlights include focusing on real-life problems; seeking and using information for the projects; hands-on learning; student roles in making decisions; and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Seeking
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Harris, Frances Jacobson – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses Web sites operated by extremist groups and considers how school library media specialists can educate students about hate groups and teach strategies to recognize inappropriate sites. Topics include critical thinking; limiting access through filters; developing Web access policies; and creating computer use agreements. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Use, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
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