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Thursday, July 27 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Van Ledtje - Introducing…Livbit: Igniting Student Voice and Engaging Audience through Video Sharing

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In this session meet 9 year-old powerhouse, LivBit as she shares her digital narrative journey. Britton (1970) asserts that understanding floats on a sea of talk, and LivBit will share how she uses talk and video to capture deep ideas about books, thinking, and life. LivBit’s work creates a powerful example about student agency, independence, meta-cognition, and advocacy for following a child’s lead in curriculum topics. LivBit’s work allows:

• Multi-dimensional representation of the learner;
• Tests a theory students develop;
• Allows students to share an opinion and deepen their understanding around the language of an opinion;
• Creates meaningful literacy memories to be analyzed and cherished
• Incorporates meaningful and purposeful technology integration into the classroom

Participants will view examples of LivBit videos; learn how to analyze and frame the student understanding; understand the power of feedback given during the LivBit process; and explore digital storage systems for the student video work. Participants will also experience micro-writing opportunities from the video work as LivBit models how to use hashtags as a form of synthesis and categorization of her video work. Participants will walk away with simple, effect, and dynamic ways to integrate technology into their literacy block(s).

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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... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom A Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All