​​Learning Commons at the CBE

Today’s learners cannot imagine life without the internet and supporting technology. The concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.​​​

Learning Commons / Library

The Learning Commons supports the total school philosophy by providing a wide variety of materials (both print and non-print), equipment and services to students and teachers. This is a center for inquiry where students may develop their critical thinking skills, to effectively use multi-media resources in a maker space, to think creatively, to practice decision making skills and to assimilate knowledge.

Technology instruction is integrated into all curricular areas within the classroom setting and is an essential tool for teaching and learning. We are a wireless learning environment so that students and teachers can access technology throughout the building. As we likely know from our own experiences with the digital world, past practices of restricting and controlling access to digital media are shrinking and with that trend comes the need to educate students on the ethical and responsible use of technologies. 

The term “digital citizenship” is now used to define the important element of the use of technology by everyone. As a CBE school, Royal Oak School is committed to the education and modeling of this practice for all users. For more information, please see and Digital Citizenship Plan and Acceptable Use Policy.

New for 2020/2021

Requesting Books from the learning Commons! 

(Please note that we will not be able to sign out books for HUB students)

Just because the students can't browse our shelves this year it doesn't mean they can't check out a book! The Learning Commons will be taking Book Orders from students and staff, with delivery right to their classroom! All they need to do is to fill out ROS book order form 

To fill out a book order, they will need to know:

  • The Title
  • The Author

All this information is available on e-library’s catalogue. Just take note of these items when browsing the database. Once the order is received, books will be delivered to the classroom as soon as possible. Students can check out two books for a two week period at a time.  Please note that all books returned will undergo a mandatory quarantine period of three days before they can be checked out by another user. 

ROS Book Order Form

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hxMW71old0evNoC4_OTuc0LluEJqRRFOhI_VkSbaR65UMjNHM1ROR0o3Nks3NFg4VThQUFFOS0lQNi4u

How to Use E- Library

https://ims.cbe.ab.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/1/1322/X/BLASTOFF?user_id=WEBSERVER


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