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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 • 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Beyond Facebook..

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Teaching Global Citizenship: Moving Beyond Facebook Friends and Skype." - Linking up with the another classroom around the globe? Want to create an experiential learning environment to help students become global citizens? Try these techniques to make the connections more meaningful. Create a profound learning opportunity for students by problem solving "real" world issues: communication, technical issues, media bias and group dynamics. Using tools like padlet, chalkup and seesaw students learn to handle the stickiness of national agendas, the media and misinformation can create by working online together and exploring current events from different views.

To give a bit of insight into our class attached is a blog cast my co-teacher Adam Jones did with Vicki Davis on Bam Radio about our class.

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/every-classroom-matters/3682-merging-classrooms-how-i-shared-my-students-with-a-class-in-egypt

Moderators
avatar for Christine DiPaulo

Christine DiPaulo

Director of Innovation, String Theory Schools
INTERNET OF THINGS PUPIL, OPTIMIZATION KNOW-IT-ALL, CHIEF MOTIVATIONAL BUTTERFLY, IDEATION JOURNEYMAN. | - IGNORING YOUR PASSION IS LIKE DYING A SLOW DEATH.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Kenney

Lynne Kenney

Schutz American School, Schutz American School
People should talk to me about activities and tools to create global citizens. Beyond Facebook friends we can nurture meaningful activities and thinking that promote student activism and caring. I try to empower young people by exploring how to create change and to define the future instead of perpetuating stereotypes and fear.


Wednesday July 20, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Statler - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza

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