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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 • 10:30am - 11:35am
Individual Student Blogs in Early Childhood: Creating Digital Portfolios for Young Learners with a Focus on Digital Citizenship

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If you’re intimidated by the idea of building digital portfolios for your young learners, then you’re not alone. I jumped into individual student blogs two years ago filled with trepidation! However, with just one iPad, my class of first graders created blogs of their work from across the curriculum and learned to comment on those of others.
In this session, I will show you how to:

• Use EasyBlog Jr to build individual student blogs including photos, voice recordings, and videos
• Teach digital citizenship skills to ensure your students stay safe online and their parents feel secure
• Have your students appreciate the work of their classmates and other learners by leaving comments

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 →


Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:35am
Berkeley - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza