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Thursday, July 27 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Marotta - History Comes Alive through Podcasts

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Imagine learning about a community’s History by listening to podcasts created by students. Beginning last spring, the Level 6 students selected 12 historic venues in the Montreal-West borough. They began researching the history and compiling their findings which eventually were professionally recorded into 45 second bilingual podcasts.

Students created QR codes which were later printed on durable, weatherproof plaques. All 12 plaques were mounted at the corresponding locations, where passersby can instantly listen to the brief history lesson delivered by the students with a simple swipe of their smartphones.
A great 21st Century initiative where students contributed to their lessons and gave meaning to their learning.

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Kish Gue

Technology Consultant, English Montreal School Board
Kish Gué has been working in education for 19 years, first as a teacher for the Riverside School Board and then as a consultant for both the Riverside and the English Montreal School board. As a teacher, he has enjoyed involving his students and interesting projects most of which... Read More →
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Sonia Marotta

Principal, Honore Mercier Elementary School, Montreal, CA
Principal at Honoré Mercier Elementary School, Sonia Marotta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and two Certificates in Educational Leadership from McGill University. A passionate leader who believes students need to lead their learning in class and give purpose to their work... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Beacon Hill Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level Beginner