A	
  Week	
  in	
  the	
  Life	
  Project	
  14-­‐1	
  
Welcome!	
  

Teacher	
  kickoff	
  mee:ng	
  February	
  18/19	
  ...
Meet	
  FuzeBox!	
  
Our	
  virtual	
  classroom	
  for	
  Flat	
  Connec:ons	
  
Where	
  are	
  you	
  from?	
  Add	
  to	
  chat	
  your	
  name,	
  your	
  
city/state/country	
  and	
  :me.	
  
Agenda	
  
Part	
  1:	
  AWL	
  and	
  Flat	
  Connec<ons	
   Part	
  2:	
  Project	
  details	
  

• 
• 
• 
• 

Introduc:...
Introduc:ons	
  
•  Project	
  Manager	
  
–  Michelle	
  McGarvey	
  

•  Lead	
  Teacher	
  
–  Tina	
  Schmidt	
  

•  ...
A	
  Flat	
  Connec:ons	
  project	
  is	
  about…..	
  
CONNECTING	
  
●  Being	
  informed	
  -­‐	
  making	
  sure	
  y...
A	
  Flat	
  Connec:ons	
  project	
  is	
  about…..	
  
COMMUNICATING	
  
●  Synchronous	
  teacher	
  mee:ngs	
  
●  Asy...
A	
  Flat	
  Connec:ons	
  project	
  is	
  about…..	
  
COLLABORATING	
  
●  Contribu:ng	
  to	
  all	
  aspects	
  of	
 ...
What	
  is	
  ‘A	
  Week	
  in	
  the	
  Life…’?	
  
'A	
  Week	
  in	
  the	
  Life...'	
  is	
  a	
  
Flat	
  Connec:ons...
Places and Spaces……
Getting a handle on where to g

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AWLTeacher Community

•  Flat Connection network (Ning)
o  Join teacher group (http://flatconnections.net)
o  http://flatc...
Wiki
http://aweekinthelife14-1.flatclassroomproject.org/
Good	
  Tips	
  for	
  Wikispaces	
  
1. Take	
  this	
  week	
  to	
  get	
  yourself	
  comfortable	
  
with	
  Wikispac...
hgp://flatconnec:ons.net	
  

Ning	
  Group	
  –	
  Important	
  resources	
  
Essen<al	
  Ques<ons	
  Which	
  Will	
  Be	
  
Answered	
  as	
  Part	
  of	
  the	
  Project	
  
•  What	
  are	
  the	
...
1.	
  Do	
  some	
  research	
  in	
  your	
  school	
  
around	
  these	
  NINE	
  topics:	
  
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 
• ...
2.	
  Collect	
  mul<media	
  and	
  share	
  with	
  
team	
  members	
  
•  Mul<media	
  choices:	
  3-­‐5	
  second	
  ...
3.	
  Complete	
  a	
  final	
  project	
  
•  Each	
  classroom	
  will	
  be	
  responsible	
  to	
  
assemble	
  a	
  nu...
Project	
  Tools	
  -­‐	
  Students	
  
•  Edmodo	
  –	
  Our	
  ‘social’	
  educa:onal	
  network	
  
–  Students	
  in	
...
How	
  many	
  of	
  you	
  have	
  used	
  Edmodo?	
  

	
  
Good	
  Tips	
  for	
  Edmodo	
  
1. Take	
  this	
  week	
  to	
  get	
  yourself	
  comfortable	
  
with	
  Edmodo	
  be...
How	
  will	
  Workflow	
  support	
  AWL	
  14-­‐1?	
  
•  Online	
  Teacher	
  Informa:on	
  Mee:ng:	
  before	
  
March	...
A	
  Week	
  in	
  the	
  Life	
  Project	
  Structure	
  
Edmodo,	
  Handshakes,	
  Wiki	
  
Team	
  Forma<on,	
  Mul<med...
Adding	
  Your	
  School	
  on	
  the	
  Wiki	
  
•  All	
  Teachers	
  will	
  need	
  to	
  join	
  the	
  wiki	
  
•  A...
What	
  are	
  Project	
  Outcomes	
  for	
  
Students?	
  
•  Online	
  learning	
  community	
  interac:on	
  	
  
–  Re...
Crea:ng	
  the	
  Handshake	
  
●  Handshake	
  phase	
  
○ 
○ 

Reach	
  out	
  and	
  “shake	
  hands”	
  over	
  the	
 ...
What	
  now?	
  
•  PM	
  will	
  email	
  a	
  mee:ng	
  summary	
  and	
  
recording	
  link	
  for	
  this	
  kickoff	
 ...
Badges	
  	
  -­‐Teachers	
  &	
  Students	
  
Flat	
  Connec<ons	
  will	
  
introduce	
  ‘Badges’	
  this	
  
semester.	...
Discussion	
  and	
  Ques:ons	
  
Final	
  words………	
  
•  Anyone	
  who	
  has	
  never	
  made	
  a	
  mistake	
  has	
  
never	
  tried	
  anything	
  ne...
FLAT	
  professional	
  development	
  
	
  Flat	
  Connec:ons	
  Global	
  Educator	
  
FLAT	
  encounters	
  
	
  Sydney...
Global	
  Portal	
  	
   	
  
Teacher	
  Network	
  
Email 	
   	
   	
   	
  
	
  
Twiger 	
   	
   	
   	
  
Julie	
  Li...
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A Week in the Life 14-1 Teacher kickoff meeting

  1. 1. A  Week  in  the  Life  Project  14-­‐1   Welcome!   Teacher  kickoff  mee:ng  February  18/19  2014   The  Project  wiki  can  be  found  at     h"p://aweekinthelife14-­‐1.flatclassroomproject.org/     The  project  Teacher  Guide    can  be  found   ath"p://<nyurl.com/awlflatconnect     This  project  is  part  of  the  Flat  Connec:ons  group   of  global  projects   h"p://flatconnec<ons.com    
  2. 2. Meet  FuzeBox!   Our  virtual  classroom  for  Flat  Connec:ons  
  3. 3. Where  are  you  from?  Add  to  chat  your  name,  your   city/state/country  and  :me.  
  4. 4. Agenda   Part  1:  AWL  and  Flat  Connec<ons   Part  2:  Project  details   •  •  •  •  Introduc:ons   What  is  Flat  Connec:ons?   What  is  A  Week  in  the  Life?   Places  and  spaces   •  •  •  •  •  •  Project  content   Project  aims  and  challenges   Project  structure   Project  outcomes   How  to  get  started   What  to  do  now….and  next  
  5. 5. Introduc:ons   •  Project  Manager   –  Michelle  McGarvey   •  Lead  Teacher   –  Tina  Schmidt   •  ‘All  Projects’   Coordinator   –  Yvonne  Caples   •  Flat  Connec:ons   founder   –  Julie  Lindsay  
  6. 6. A  Flat  Connec:ons  project  is  about…..   CONNECTING   ●  Being  informed  -­‐  making  sure  you  receive   informa:on   ●  Making  valuable  connec:ons  with  other   par:cipants   ●  Building  a  learning  community  -­‐  teachers  and   students   ●  Being  comfortable  with  project  spaces  and   places  
  7. 7. A  Flat  Connec:ons  project  is  about…..   COMMUNICATING   ●  Synchronous  teacher  mee:ngs   ●  Asynchronous  Ning,  wiki,  Edmodo  work   ●  Sharing  resources  and  ideas  for  learning  to   improve  project  outcomes   ●  Observing  project  workflow  and  informing   partners  of  school  breaks  and  interrup:ons    
  8. 8. A  Flat  Connec:ons  project  is  about…..   COLLABORATING   ●  Contribu:ng  to  all  aspects  of  the  project   ●  Being  reliable  and  responsible  global   collaborators   ●  Monitoring  and  being  part  of  the  project   conversa:on  with  students   ●  Suppor:ng  co-­‐crea:on  objec:ves  
  9. 9. What  is  ‘A  Week  in  the  Life…’?   'A  Week  in  the  Life...'  is  a   Flat  Connec:ons  Project  for   Elementary  School  students   of  approximately  ages  8-­‐11.   The  curriculum  focus  is   Interdisciplinary,  including   concepts  for  how  we  live,   how  we  communicate,   cultural  understanding  and   global  awareness.   Teachers  will  meet  most   weeks  to  discuss  project   goals,  aims  and  progress.   Classes  will  be  grouped  into   teams  on  each  topic.   The  aim  of  the  project  is  to  join   Elementary  School  classrooms  globally   with  a  view  to  exploring  what  life  is  like  in   each  country  through  discussion,  sharing   and  collec:ng  mul:media  to  create  final   products  together.  These  are  then   compared  and  contrasted  and  become   the  focus  of  further  educa:onal  ac:vi:es   aber  the  project.   The  project  is  designed  to  develop  cultural   understanding,  skills  with  Web  2.0  and   other  sobware,  experience  in  global   collabora:on  and  online  learning,   awareness  of  what  it  means  to  live  and   learn  in  a  flat  world.  
  10. 10. Places and Spaces…… Getting a handle on where to g http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog
  11. 11. AWLTeacher Community •  Flat Connection network (Ning) o  Join teacher group (http://flatconnections.net) o  http://flatconnections.net/group/a-week-inthe-life-14-1 •  AWL Google group o  Set your own email preferences and make sure you are receiving mail during the project For private email communication •  https://groups.google.com/group/flat-classroom-elementary-project •  Email: flat-classroom-elementary-project@googlegroups.com
  12. 12. Wiki http://aweekinthelife14-1.flatclassroomproject.org/
  13. 13. Good  Tips  for  Wikispaces   1. Take  this  week  to  get  yourself  comfortable   with  Wikispaces.  Make  sure  you  join!   2. Topics  are  always  on  the  leb  to  click  on   3. To  edit,  first  make  sure  you  are  on  the  page   you  want  to  edit,  then  click  “edit”  in  the  top   right  of  the  screen.  Always  preview  your   changes  before  saving.    
  14. 14. hgp://flatconnec:ons.net   Ning  Group  –  Important  resources  
  15. 15. Essen<al  Ques<ons  Which  Will  Be   Answered  as  Part  of  the  Project   •  What  are  the  similari<es  and  differences   among  children  around  the  world?   •  How  can  we  connect  with  each  other  through   our  commonali<es?   •  How  does  your  geography  where  you  live   impact  your  topic?  
  16. 16. 1.  Do  some  research  in  your  school   around  these  NINE  topics:   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  School  <me   Languages   Clothing   Housing   Transporta<on   Leisure  <me   Holidays   Celebra<on   Environment  
  17. 17. 2.  Collect  mul<media  and  share  with   team  members   •  Mul<media  choices:  3-­‐5  second  video,  audio,   slideshow,  cartoons,  etc.   •  Share  mul<media  online  via  VoiceThread  and   team  wiki  pages   •  Discuss  differences  and  similari<es  between   mul<media  
  18. 18. 3.  Complete  a  final  project   •  Each  classroom  will  be  responsible  to   assemble  a  number  of  team  projects   •  Upload  finished  projects  to  the  wiki   •  View  all  the  group  projects  and  compare  and   contrast  the  results.    
  19. 19. Project  Tools  -­‐  Students   •  Edmodo  –  Our  ‘social’  educa:onal  network   –  Students  in  teams   –  ‘Handshake’  –  introduc:ons   –  Share  ideas,  converse,  solve  problems   –  Answer  essen:al  ques:ons     •  Wikispaces    -­‐  Our  collabora:ve  working  area   –  Co-­‐create  wiki  pages  with  material  share  for  each   topic    
  20. 20. How  many  of  you  have  used  Edmodo?    
  21. 21. Good  Tips  for  Edmodo   1. Take  this  week  to  get  yourself  comfortable   with  Edmodo  before  we  add  students.   2. YouTube  official  Edmodo  videos   3. Think  of  Edmodo  as  an  educa:onal   Facebook  
  22. 22. How  will  Workflow  support  AWL  14-­‐1?   •  Online  Teacher  Informa:on  Mee:ng:  before   March  1   •  Classroom  and  Student  Handshake:  March  1-­‐15   •  Team  Forma:on  and  Project  Discussions:  March   15-­‐April  15   •  Mul:media  Collec:on  and  Sharing:  April  15-­‐30   •  Media  Colla:on  and  Product  Development:  May   1-­‐15   •  Celebra:on,  Summits  and  Reflec:ons:  May  15-­‐ June  1  
  23. 23. A  Week  in  the  Life  Project  Structure   Edmodo,  Handshakes,  Wiki   Team  Forma<on,  Mul<media   Collec<on   Project  development  and  co-­‐ crea<on   Celebra<on,  Reflec<on,   Sharing  outcomes  
  24. 24. Adding  Your  School  on  the  Wiki   •  All  Teachers  will  need  to  join  the  wiki   •  Add  their  school  on  the  home  page  with   –  Their  school  logo   –  A  :me  stamp  from  clocklink.com   –  A  school  photograph  of  students  or  the  school  
  25. 25. What  are  Project  Outcomes  for   Students?   •  Online  learning  community  interac:on     –  Real  :me  interac:ons  e.g.  Skype   –  Sharing  mul:media    -­‐images,  videos  e.g.  class   handshakes   •  Collabora:ve  learning  and  team  skills   •  Major  outcome  1:  Contribu<on  to  one  of  the   Team  topics   •  Major  outcome  2:  Co-­‐created  ar<facts  
  26. 26. Crea:ng  the  Handshake   ●  Handshake  phase   ○  ○  Reach  out  and  “shake  hands”  over  the  next  week   Share  this  experience  via  the  Ning  or  the  Wiki   ●  Tools  for  the  Handshake   ○  ○  ○  You  decide   Skype  -­‐  Mystery?   Video  
  27. 27. What  now?   •  PM  will  email  a  mee:ng  summary  and   recording  link  for  this  kickoff  (and  this  info  will   be  on  the  Ning!)   •  Invita:on  to  Google  group,  Ning  group,   Timebridge,  join  the  wiki   •  Week  star:ng  February  24:   –  Another  teacher  mee:ng  run  by  Michelle  and  Tina   –  Teachers  start  introducing  students  to  the  project   –  Real  :me  connec:ons  explored  
  28. 28. Badges    -­‐Teachers  &  Students   Flat  Connec<ons  will   introduce  ‘Badges’  this   semester.   More  informa<on   coming  soon!   h"p://credly.com    
  29. 29. Discussion  and  Ques:ons  
  30. 30. Final  words………   •  Anyone  who  has  never  made  a  mistake  has   never  tried  anything  new.   -­‐  Albert  Einstein   •  The  important  thing  is  not  to  stop  ques:oning.   -­‐  Albert  Einstein  
  31. 31. FLAT  professional  development    Flat  Connec:ons  Global  Educator   FLAT  encounters    Sydney  June  2014   FLAT  projects  for  K-­‐12   hgp://flatconnec:ons.com  
  32. 32. Global  Portal       Teacher  Network   Email           Twiger         Julie  Lindsay      flatconnec:ons.com    flatconnec:ons.net    admin@flatconnec:ons.com    @flatconnec:ons    julie@flatconnec:ons.com  
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