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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 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
App Smashing

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Are your students and faculty flexing an artist’s palette of apps or merely randomly accessing a rather wimpy list of individual random tools? Creating dashboards for learning is a new essential skill for your students and one you can model. If you are implementing 1:1 or BYOB, this session will prepare you to smash together a variety of digital tools to develop tool literacy in your own school community.

In this interactive presentation we will address:

• In what ways might the creation of dashboards and launchpads/PLEs organize learners' understanding of their personal information landscapes and support productivity, workflow and agency?
• In what ways might the creation of playlists/learning palettes support teaching and learning/
• How do you creatively combine apps to accomplish learning goals more powerfully? More thoughtfully? More artfully? What are your best recipes?

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Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza