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Welcome to BLC17! We hope you have an amazing experience! Mark the dates: BLC18 will be here in Boston July 22, 2018 through July 27, 2018!
Friday, July 28 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Ziemke/Van Ledtje - Digital Identity: Growing Up in a Connected Culture

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Today, technology allows us to amplify students’ stories as learners produce, publish and share in our digital culture. Digital forms of storytelling—like blogs, tweets, and online video—invite new audience, offer diverse feedback and engage students to collaborate with the world. More so, sharing begs awareness, seeks understanding and has the potential to turn classroom devices into empathy-generating machines as kids interact and learn about the world. This session will celebrate the benefits of technology and include a student presenter who will share her digital adventure partnered with a teacher perspective on how to coach students to consider their identity as they use media to understand themselves and their place in the global learning community.

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Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka as LivBit) is a 9-year old who is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist.  She is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant to grow enthusiasm and activism for sharks... Read More →
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Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Georgian Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level All