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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Thursday, July 21 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
The Digital Daily Five

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Reading to self, reading to someone, working on words, writing and listening to reading are all important parts of any literacy program. The two sisters have given us a wonderful framework with this Daily Five model. How can iPads make this structure even better? We’ll explore apps, tools and methods that can help you take advantage of this powerful learning tool.
Download the free Pic Collage for Kids app before you come and we’ll do some word work learning together.
You’ll leave with
• An understanding of ways to use iPads to improve literacy.
• Ideas for ways to make technology use meaningful in your classroom
• A digital handout with all of the information presented.

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Kathy Cassidy

Grade One Teacher, Prairie South Schools
Kathy Cassidy has been teaching for more than 20 years and is currently a grade one teacher in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. She is passionate about literacy and about using technology in meaningful ways. Since 2005, her classroom has been connecting with the world through a classroom blog, student blogs, Skype, Twitter and other means. Outside of school, Kathy speaks internationally and maintains a professional blog. Her first book is Connected From... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza