To promote the intellectual growth of student information scientists, a dynamic learning environment must be established.
While some of the tools in your learning laboratory will be physical materials, others will be virtual. Turn your center into an information commons and engaging environment for exploring text, graphics, audio, and video. Think outside the traditional resources and tools found in a traditional library.
Read Karaoke in the Library: Effects on learning, literacy, and social communication in Teacher Librarian, February 2010, Volume 37, Issue 3, p. 44-46.
Think about how the wide range of resources and tools can contribute to learning. Consider how they can be used to create exciting learning experiences.
Read Simulations and Games from NETC.
Some of the tangible aspects of this learning laboratory are reflected in four areas in this section of the website: Information Resources, Tools, Learning Spaces, and Student-Generated Materials.
Read each of the following pages in this section of the website.
- A Learning Environment for Inquiry
- Information Resources
- Learning Spaces
- Student Generated Materials