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How to Build a Social Learning Community

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Listen and learn : Panel

Tuesday, June 25, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: 122A

Margret Atkinson   Michael Drezek   Linda Edwards   Laurie Guyon   Marcus Kingsley   Henry Platten   Brian Romero Smith  
People's Choice winner. Come and hear a panel of educators share top tips for helping your classroom learn with the world. They'll cover how they've empowered PK-5 students to build their own social learning communities, and the impact it has brought across different subjects. You'll leave with top tips for your classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Register for GoBubble.School beforehand (or just prior to the session starting).

Delegates will be given a demo account to use during the interactive learning element of the panel.

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
Related exhibitors: NetSupport , Zzish Limited

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Delegates will be able to:
1. Model social learning communities for their classroom, school or district
2. Leave with lesson plans to deliver social learning communities through GoBubble.School in their classroom
3. Become aware of the pedagogical benefits of GoBubble.School (free tool) in supporting the ISTE Standards


As a team of educators we will share mini case studies from our schools in how you can embed the core principles of social learning communities:
1. learning journey (10mins)
2. empowering students (10mins)
3. embedding digital citizenship (10mins)
4. measuring impact (10mins)
There will the the opportunity for questions during the session (10mins).
There will also be an interactive activity where delegates can start to create their own social learning community with the other delegates, to take back to their classroom (10mins).

Supporting research

DigCitKids: Lessons learning side-by-side, to empower others around the world, Dr Marialice Curran
Digital Citizenship Institute

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Margret Atkinson, University View Academy
Michael Drezek, Lake Shore Central School District

District Technology Integrator for Lake Shore CSD.

Linda Edwards, Toronto District School Board
Laurie Guyon, WSWHE BOCES

Laurie is the Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google Educator, Apple Teacher, Buncee Ambassador/educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator/PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator, BreakoutEDU Trainer, Alpha Squirrel, Osmo Ambassador, Screencastify Master Screencaster, and serves on NYSCATE Social Media Team and inducted into Volunteer Hall of Fame for NYSCATE in 2017. She's presented at NERIC, NYSCATE, LIT, Apple/Google Summits, and NYSMSA. She's taught workshops at Skidmore College on integrating technology in literacy, and with the Greater Capital District Teacher Center.

Marcus Kingsley, NetSupport
Henry Platten, GoBubble

Former police sergeant who's on a mission to make the internet a safer place. Multi award winning tech founder and international presenter on social learning communities, flipped classrooms and empowering students to be digital leaders. Creator of GoBubble.School and eCadet.zone

Brian Romero Smith, ESC Region 11

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