The first stage: Renovations Tearing out old drywall, flooring, roofing etc And replacing with new supplies and room adjustment Replace the lighting to a softer lighting preferably tinted Replace the art with something actually decent The second stage: updates Place certain computer areas Have new spaces of comfort Place new colors as well as install a white board filling an entire wall Put Tims in the learning commons The third: education I would place education support systems to help students further their experiments and creative planning with funding and tools they need.
What is the learning commons? It’s coming down to the library to do research on projects or finding out facts about different things and to hang out at a table to enjoy your time with friends, at lunch or a little bit after school. Is it necessary to modernize the LLC, well indeed it is. The more we modernize this place, the more students will want to be here. If we can get the newest technology in here it will invite more people to come and enjoy their time here while being able to get work done. Also if the people need technology that isn’t just computers, we could have an assortment of different technologies such as Ipads with a stylist, Cameras, Green screen room, VR room, and maybe some arcade games lingering around. And also have some board games in a section so that way people can still be down to earth. The LLC should be an experience to be personalized to the way you want it. An example is if someone wants to be left alone at a computer, they shouldn’t have to leave the room or be asked to leave. I think that there should be a couple of fundraisers to promote the LLC and to roll in some money to get new technologies and different things to do. Even though a LC is an on going project, it could also take on new challenges such as getting a few more people to help around the LC, and to help the students who are trying to study or learn for a class or a project on their own. We can learn from other schools about what they have done and try some tactics of our own. An example is that school district #36 vocalized and showed that an important way for learning is electronic wise, so giving the students an electronic device for school will help, they can store all their school work and other things to help them learn. And they can take it home to help get ahead or to get caught up. And if they go away on vacation, they can contact their teachers to see what is happening in that class and get their work done. If we make the students a priority, then we can get the highest rank which is the beauty Lambo.
LLC Response: A LLC is a whole school approach to building a participatory learning community. The library learning commons is the physical and virtual collaborative learning hub of the school. As modern-day technology advances, it is important that the innovation of a library learning commons should advance with it. Otherwise, an outdated LLC’s would be completely irrelevant. Although the obvious LLC’s commons innovation would be to keep up with modernized computers. There are more simplified ways of innovation, like implementing pleasant and comfortable reading/studying furniture and constantly re-arranging library seating and space. There is a significant relevance in the psychology of this innovative tactic, for example, if the comfortable furniture is placed around the computers, students are more likely to use the computers. But if the comfortable furniture is placed around the books, students have a greater chance to pick up a book. In addition, the implementation of comfortable furniture in general is a great innovative tactic as it attracts students and gives off a welcoming feeling. DW Poppy's learning commons has sort of implemented this innovative idea, but it would be interesting to see what would happen if we re-arranged the seating plan. Moving the comfortable furniture (couches) closer to the books. Although books carry a large significance in the library, the most important part of a library learning commons is the computers. My reasoning behind this statement is as technology advances LLC's need to advance with it and right know the internet is the most convenient way to access knowledge. LLC's need to work towards raising the annual LLC budget, then use that money to invest in newer computers. Evidence/examples: Workspace at Google headquarters: Google takes a very interesting approach to the workspace. This room for example gives off a both comfortable and productive feel. The dart board implies that doing some sort of physical activity and can get your creative juices flowing. In addition, as it is common for employees to feel stressed out using physical activities and games whether is throwing darts or playing pool it is a great way to relieve stress. � �