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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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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Twitter for Beginners -The Surprisingly Easy Way to Connect Your Students with the World

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Do you hear the word ‘Twitter’ and assume it’s a fun app for following the latest gossip and trends? That’s what I used to think too. Over the past three years,Twitter has transformed my classroom into a global learning environment where my first graders regularly communicate with students from around the world.

Twitter is much more than just a social networking tool. It is truly the gateway to connecting your students with other classrooms from across town and across the planet! In this session, you will find out how tweeting in your classroom can open up a world of collaborative projects and incredible connections for your students, no matter their grade level.

In this session, I will show you how to:

- Create a class Twitter page
- Search for other classes and experts to follow
- Make connections that lead to collaborative projects
- Use hashtags to help you research and organize information
- Build a personal learning network

Speakers
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Laura Richardson

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Laura Richardson has been teaching in Brookline, Massachusetts for thirteen years and absolutely loves it. She has found connecting with other classrooms via Twitter to be an exciting way to engage all learners across the curriculum. Inspired by her learning at BLC, she has had her first graders share their learning via digital portfolios over the past three years. | | Laura has led several Twitter workshops in Brookline, spoken about... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:20am - 11:25am
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza