Physical Spaces and PLN’s  at BCLUW Libraries <ul><li>By Mary Priske </li></ul>
The School and Staff <ul><li>BCLUW is a consolidation of three schools in two small rural towns. </li></ul><ul><li>Cari Te...
The Changing Role of Physical Spaces  <ul><li>Their high school has had a 1:1 laptop program for the past three years. </l...
space encourages collaboration <ul><li>Cafe tables in the library, booths and tables directly outside the library </li></ul>
Virtual Reality lab <ul><li>A dedicated room to Virtual Reality has led to collaboration across towns </li></ul>
Green Screen and podcasting room <ul><li>space dedicated to podcasting and movie making, skype also utilized </li></ul>
Collaboration leads to a great collection <ul><li>This is one small piece of the YAC collection, displayed for student use...
library arrangement facilitates use <ul><li>flexible, varied seating and pull down screen for Book club </li></ul>
new elementary shelving  <ul><li>arranged for student accessibility </li></ul>
designed with children in mind <ul><li>group areas balanced with fun kid spaces </li></ul>
Library spaces are open and flexible <ul><li>library design required planning and advocacy </li></ul>
technology at the elementary <ul><li>a computer lab, laptops, and free standing computers are used by students </li></ul>
Professional Learning Networks <ul><li>Cari uses PLN’s extensively to stay connected with educators around Iowa and the wo...
Tools for Collecting <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>...
Tools for Collaboration <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>1:1 Laptop Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfa...
BCLUW was a great practicum experience <ul><li>Mary Priske </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Physical Spaces and PLN’s at BCLUW Libraries <ul><li>By Mary Priske </li></ul>
  2. 2. The School and Staff <ul><li>BCLUW is a consolidation of three schools in two small rural towns. </li></ul><ul><li>Cari Teske (left) is the teacher librarian for all three buildings. Peg (right) is her high school associate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Changing Role of Physical Spaces <ul><li>Their high school has had a 1:1 laptop program for the past three years. </li></ul><ul><li>Cari saw a need to change the physical spaces in the library so they were more usable for 21st Century Skills. </li></ul>
  4. 4. space encourages collaboration <ul><li>Cafe tables in the library, booths and tables directly outside the library </li></ul>
  5. 5. Virtual Reality lab <ul><li>A dedicated room to Virtual Reality has led to collaboration across towns </li></ul>
  6. 6. Green Screen and podcasting room <ul><li>space dedicated to podcasting and movie making, skype also utilized </li></ul>
  7. 7. Collaboration leads to a great collection <ul><li>This is one small piece of the YAC collection, displayed for student use </li></ul>
  8. 8. library arrangement facilitates use <ul><li>flexible, varied seating and pull down screen for Book club </li></ul>
  9. 9. new elementary shelving <ul><li>arranged for student accessibility </li></ul>
  10. 10. designed with children in mind <ul><li>group areas balanced with fun kid spaces </li></ul>
  11. 11. Library spaces are open and flexible <ul><li>library design required planning and advocacy </li></ul>
  12. 12. technology at the elementary <ul><li>a computer lab, laptops, and free standing computers are used by students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Professional Learning Networks <ul><li>Cari uses PLN’s extensively to stay connected with educators around Iowa and the world. </li></ul><ul><li>BCLUW has collaborated with teachers in Sweden. Cari has begun a book club with a class in Oregon. </li></ul><ul><li>Cari is constantly searching for new technologies to benefit her students and assist the staff in providing best instruction. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tools for Collecting <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Education Blogging </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tools for Collaboration <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>1:1 Laptop Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari </li></ul>
  16. 16. BCLUW was a great practicum experience <ul><li>Mary Priske </li></ul>

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