The Flat Classroom Project<br />By: Kelly Hughes<br />October 21, 2010<br />EDU 749<br />
What is the Flat Classroom Project?<br />A global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school student...
What is the Goal?<br />To 'flatten' or lower the classroom walls so that instead of each class working isolated and alone,...
“Flat” Topics or “flatteners”<br />Connecting the world online<br />World Wide Web<br />Workflow software<br />The Changin...
Content of project<br />The Flat Classroom Project™ has four mandatory components for students:<br />An audio or video int...
Past Project Winners<br />http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/past-projects.html<br />
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Emerging Trends: Flat Classrooms

  1. 1. The Flat Classroom Project<br />By: Kelly Hughes<br />October 21, 2010<br />EDU 749<br />
  2. 2. What is the Flat Classroom Project?<br />A global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students <br />Co-founded in 2006 by Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay<br />Uses Web 2.0 tools to support communication and interaction as well as collaboration and creation between students and teachers from classrooms around the world. Topics studied and discussed are real-world scenarios based on 'The World is Flat' by Thomas Friedman. <br />The term “flat” refers to being “connected”<br />
  3. 3. What is the Goal?<br />To 'flatten' or lower the classroom walls so that instead of each class working isolated and alone, 2 or more classes are joined virtually to become one large classroom. <br />Designed to: <br />develop cultural understanding, <br />Develop skills with Web 2.0 and other software,<br /> Gain experience in global collaboration and online learning, <br />Develop awareness of what it means to live and work in a flat world, while researching and discussing the ideas developed in Friedman's book. <br />
  4. 4. “Flat” Topics or “flatteners”<br />Connecting the world online<br />World Wide Web<br />Workflow software<br />The Changing Shape of Information<br />Web 2.0 tools for sharing information<br />Globalization and outsourcing<br />Google takes over the world<br />Personal Learning Environments and Social Networking<br />Mobile and Ubiquitous<br />Virtual Communication<br />Wireless Connectivity<br />
  5. 5. Content of project<br />The Flat Classroom Project™ has four mandatory components for students:<br />An audio or video introduction posted as a blog post on the educational network (Ning)<br />A written collaborative report using a wiki - Students will edit the wiki and discuss the topic on the discussion tab of the page in teams<br />A personal multimedia response (digital story/video) (topic as assigned on the project matrix)<br />A Post Project Reflection - Students will post their reflection on the process to the educational network (Ning)<br />
  6. 6. Past Project Winners<br />http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/past-projects.html<br />

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