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Practitioner\'s Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 18
 

11:45am

BLC in the Classroom: Ideas From Previous Conferences Put Into Action

In this one-hour interactive discussion, my students and I will share reactions and reflections on activities inspired by previous BLC events. Participants will also share ways they have (or will) put BLC ideas into action. Various topics will include:

-Flickr used as a way to make abstract thinking concrete (an idea inspired by Darren Kuropatwa’s use of Flickr in his calculus classroom)

-Student film as art, instruction, and introductions (inspired by the film making workshops of Marco Torres and Alas Media)

-The Digital Farm (inspired by Alan’s presentations of the same name)

-Student Scribes in an English Classroom (inspired by Alan’s podcast with Darren Kuropatwa)

 

Presentation Link: http://tinyurl.com/BLCathome


Speakers
avatar for Robin Neal

Robin Neal

English Teacher, Beaver Country School
Robin Neal teaches English at Beaver Country Day School in Boston. He has also taught in public and international schools and has experience at all levels from grades 6-12. He is particularly interested in how technology in the classroom can create more dynamic, authentic educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 11:45am - 12:50am
Terrace - Lower Lobby

1:10pm

Reading and Writing Aware

During this session, learn how to utilize reading and writing as a means to encourage problem-finding, as a means to encourage service learning, and as a means to encourage literacy. Students in a high school novels course connected, blogged and created authentic projects inspired by their texts. Follow an English teacher’s journey to create a meaningful, rigorous course where technology empowers and homework is a gift you give. Social reading and writing tools will be shared during the session.

 

Link for presentation: http://bit.ly/erinolson


Speakers

Wednesday July 18, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
 
Thursday, July 19
 

1:10pm

Reading and Writing Aware

During this session, learn how to utilize reading and writing as a means to encourage problem-finding, as a means to encourage service learning, and as a means to encourage literacy. Students in a high school novels course connected, blogged and created authentic projects inspired by their texts. Follow an English teacher’s journey to create a meaningful, rigorous course where technology empowers and homework is a gift you give. Social reading and writing tools will be shared during the session.

 

Link for presentation: http://bit.ly/erinolson


Speakers

Thursday July 19, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Modern Abolitionists: Developing Empathy Through Technology

More slaves exist today than at any point in history. This one-hour interactive presentation will demonstrate how, through the use of free web 2.0 tools, a teacher can still deliver “traditional” curriculum while using social justice and media literacy to increase student engagement and develop empathy. Students will share the multimedia work they produced and explain the connections they found between their fight against modern slavery and their developing communication skills.

Topics will include:
-Wikis
-Google Docs
-Video production tools
-Copyright rules
-YouTube
-Twitter

 

Presentation Link: http://tinyurl.com/BCDSfightsSlavery


Speakers
avatar for Robin Neal

Robin Neal

English Teacher, Beaver Country School
Robin Neal teaches English at Beaver Country Day School in Boston. He has also taught in public and international schools and has experience at all levels from grades 6-12. He is particularly interested in how technology in the classroom can create more dynamic, authentic educational... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:20am

NuVu Studio: Developing Designer Minds

Inspired by MIT’s Media Lab, NuVu Studio is an innovation center for middle and high school students where teams build multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. NuVu nurtures creative problem solving, collaboration, and presentation skills. This session is entirely led by students. Past participants of the program will share their experience, explain the program’s influence on their learning, and demonstrate how the NuVu culture is shaping the everyday curriculum at Beaver Country Day School outside of Boston.


Speakers
avatar for Robin Neal

Robin Neal

English Teacher, Beaver Country School
Robin Neal teaches English at Beaver Country Day School in Boston. He has also taught in public and international schools and has experience at all levels from grades 6-12. He is particularly interested in how technology in the classroom can create more dynamic, authentic educational... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 10:20am - 11:25am
Berkeley - 2nd Floor