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How to flatten your classroom and connect to the world.

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  • 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom Vicki Davis 5010 Spotlight Connecting your classroom to other classrooms in the world need not be overwhelming. Learn the seven steps to successfully and safely connect your classroom in meaningful ways that will enhance your curriculum and excite your students. Madera Wyndham Hotel
  • Vicki – talks about Domingo Julie – talks about how this book is a journey and full of stories from classrooms around the world
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  • Julie: as the students worked in teams with others throughout the world. Vicki:
  • Julie: We describe global collaboration in stages. GC 3.0 = more emphasis on co-created multimedia products, use of social media tools for communication, high expectations to connect in an ongoing manner, student-centered learning
  • Vicki: and the students produced multimedia while outsourcing a clip to their partner in another part of the world…
  • Julie: Flat classroom projects have been acknowledged over the past 5 years with awards and listed as exemplary
  • Julie: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
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  • Julie: And it is more than just students, it is about educators, preservice teachers, and experts merging together in a flattened learning environment Vicki: Where students and educators work together as one with mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Literally, the classroom has become…
  • Julie: Seven chapters in the book cover our 7-steps pedagogy to flatten your classroom. These steps have been literally well walked in over the last 5 years. We speak and share not from a theoretical point of view but from the trenches – from years of experience implementing global projects alongside other educators
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  • Vicki: Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
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  • Vicki: If we look at arguably the best education system in the world, the Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as they shape students to national standards. "In most countries, education feels like a car factory. In Finland, the teachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, of the Paris-based OECD, which began the international student test in 2000.
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  • Julie: Good teacherprenuers are not renegades, they are connectors. They connect curriculum and connect with their administrators.
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  • Julie: The Flat Classroom Project Framework shows the essential construct of this global collaborative project
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  • Julie: Ribble and Bailey define……..thanks to Mike Ribble for providing a workable entry into digital citizenship in the classroom
  • Julie: Today, citizenship needs to extended and expanded to include norms of behaviour that are expected for when people connect, communicate and work together in any way.
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  • Vicki: - talk about Areas of Awareness Julie: Cover Rays of Understanding
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  • Vicki: The classroom teacher decides the appropriate action, which may include asking the student to apologize to the educational network or, in some cases, suspending or even banning the student from the network. One of the advantages of working as a global team on these projects is that the networks are monitored 24 hours a day, and RSS feeds make it easy to see new content as soon as it ’s posted. It is very rare that a student deliberately or maliciously sets out to be offensive when collaborating online as part of a project. In fact, we’ve suspended or banned fewer than 10 out of 3,000 students in more than three years.
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7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom: East Noble 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How one video changed a life.Domingo’s classroom goes flat and he goes in anew direction.Domingo’s StoryP 293-294
  • 2. Success in the 21stcentury: People andschools that will thrive and surviveP 294-295
  • 3. “Working withpeople across theworld has challengedme.”“The majority of my partnerswanted to contributesomethingmeaningful to theproject.”Horizon Project Studentshttp://horizonproject.wikispaces.comCasey tells her storyP 29
  • 4. The Evolution of Global Collaboration in EducationP 7
  • 5. WikiCo-creation of two thingsCollaboration: Encouraging High-Quality ContributionP 130-132
  • 6. Collaborative ProjectContest First Place2007ISTE SIGTelOnline Learning AwardWinner 2007www.flatclassroomproject.netNet GenEducation(with Don Tapscott)Eracism ProjectFlat Classroom™Conferencewww.flatclassroomproject.netNet GenEducation(with Don Tapscott)Eracism ProjectFlat Classroom™ConferenceThe Flat Classroom™ StoryP 1-2Short listed in 2009
  • 7. Flat Classroom™Flat Classroom™Global ProjectsGlobal Projects@flatclassroom@digiteen@netgened@eracismproject@flatclassroom@flatclasskids@flatclassroom
  • 8. ““A week in the life…”A week in the life…”
  • 9. The InternetONE PURPOSEInvolving the global communityP 131
  • 10. Your Classroom1.CONNECT2.COMMUNICATE3.CITIZENSHIP4.CONTRIBUTE &COLLABORATE5.CHOICE6.CREATEPart II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  • 11. “Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85.“Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85.Step 1: ConnectHow to build the learning pathwayP 41-42
  • 12. Personal Learning Network (PLN)• Classroom Monitoring Portal (CMP)• Brand Monitoring Portal (BMP)PULL Technology #1The RSS ReaderEfficient Learning Strategies for the21stCentury Teacher (PLN) p 35-38CMP p 74, 77Actions to Develop a Personal Brandin Education p 202-204
  • 13. Classroom Monitoring Portal (CMP)The Class Monitoring Portal (CMP) p 74used for a whole project p 77
  • 14. 7 Pull Technologies1. RSS Reader2. Tablet-Sized Devices3. Handheld Devices4. Social Bookmarking5. Joining Online Conversations6. Networking Organizations7. Location Based AppsPull Learning to help youeasily embed learning inyour weekly schedulep 36-41
  • 15. Teacherpreneurship“Finnish teachers pick bookspick books and customize lessonscustomize lessons as theyshape students to national standards… ‘. In Finland, theteachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, ofthe Paris-based OECD, which began the internationalstudent test in 2000.’“What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart”The Wall Street JournalBy ELLEN GAMERMANFebruary 2008http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997.htmlTeacherpreneurship: Boostlearning in the classroomp 45-47
  • 16. 1) Analyze Your ContextConnect with your Organization• Local School Policies and Procedures• Laws of the State and Nation• Relationships• Site Blocking and Unblocking• Parent Communication &Permissions• Past Experiences• Local Mentors & Advocates forGlobal CollaborationGuidelines and work habitsthat support and holdaccountable p 45-50
  • 17. 2) Coordinate with Curriculum• Project Organizers:– Agree on mandatoryoutcomes andcooperation aspects• Local Curriculum– Standards Alignment– Augmentation of Projecton Customized BasisGuidelines and work habitsthat support and holdaccountable p 45-50
  • 18. Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47
  • 19. Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47
  • 20. ©Vicki Davis and Julie LindsayTaxonomy of globalconnection p 54-56
  • 21. Creating aConnectionStrategyp 51- 54
  • 22. Key Concepts of the Global Classroom• Teacherpreneurship• Teachersourcing• Community Habits• Connection Mapping• Dual Communication Modalities– Asynchronous– Synchronous
  • 23. P 10-11
  • 24. P 41
  • 25. Communications in the 21stCentury p 64-67
  • 26. Step 2: CommunicateStep 2: CommunicateCommunications in the 21stCentury p 64-67
  • 27. Digital Citizenship“…the norms of behavior withregard to technology use”Ribble and Bailey
  • 28. Your Definition CANNOT includethe word “computer”NoteCitizenship Chapter beginson p 98
  • 29. The strongest enemy of cyber criminals“Educators whoarm their studentswith knowledge ofcommon electroniccrime issues of theday and teach themthe steps to take ifsuspicious activityis noticed oroffenses occur.”P 103
  • 30. Citizenship Chapter beginson p 98
  • 31. Map of world’s Facebook connections Source: Facebook December 2010Step 3: CitizenshipStep 3: CitizenshipTechnology AccessCitizenship Chapter beginson p 98
  • 32. Technical AwarenessYou can run into the 21stCentury when you knowhow to use 21stcenturytools.P 101
  • 33. Individual Awareness“To blindly accept awebsite’s profile settings isto hand over your digitaldestiny.”P 101
  • 34. Social Awareness“The novelty and addictiveness of technologywill harm our relationships and productivityunless we take control.”Flat Classroom Bookwww.flatclassroombook.comP 101
  • 35. Cultural Awareness Everyone is not just like me. Everyone is like me in some ways.P 101
  • 36. Global Awareness• Different countries have different laws– Copyright, legal– Taboo subjects• Nationality transcends culture– Every nation has multiple cultures– Never stereotype a nationP 101
  • 37. We need to be strong againstonline threats Identity Theft Cyberstalking Viruses, Malware Spyware Phishing Pharming IntellectualPropertyThievesP 102
  • 38. 5 Steps to Internet Safety1.Stop2.Screenshot3.Block4.Tell5.ShareP 104-105
  • 39. Building a vibrant communityrequires a higher standard ofcommunication betweenparticipants and in Flat Classroomglobal collaboration all participantsare expected/required tocontribute, collaborate and bevisible online.Klossner’s (2010) 90-9-1 principleStep 4: Contribute &CollaborateHow do we keep student participation levels high when in socialnetworks students tend towards Klossner’s Theory?P 128
  • 40. What is co-creation?Can you have co-creation without the 3 R’s of global collaboration?•Receive•Read•RespondP 128-130
  • 41. Use Multiple Intelligences as aPlanning Tool06/16/13Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com42Step 5: ChoiceStep 5: ChoicePLACES: Creating a physical environment conducive for learning p 171-173SPACES: Designing Electronic Spaces for Choice p 173- 186
  • 42. Revised 2001 by Lorin AndersonStep 6: CreateP 162-163
  • 43. Why Celebrate?Step 7: Celebrate• Ongoing Improvement – Kaizen• Retrospection• Closure• Sense of accomplishment• Provide feedback• Cement cooperative learning experiencesA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire and have it said, “she didn’tteach 30 years, she taught 1 year 30 times.”The Chapter on Celebration, Kaizen andongoing school-wide improvement begins onpage 215
  • 44. P 216 – This chart gives an overviewof the many ways schools cancelebrate and improve the classroomand school
  • 45. Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-classrequired assessment fora global project, it isadvised that studentsare able to celebrateand reflect with othersfrom the project,including teachers andstudents. ”P 266-267 Showcase: TheStudent Summit in Action
  • 46. Am I willing to redesign my curriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does?“Designing a global collaborativeexperience involvestranscending the obvious realtime linkup, fostering higherorder thinking and providingopportunities for culturalunderstanding while usuallymaking a product that impactsothers in a positive way. ”Overview of Designing and Managinga Global Collaborative project beginson p 236
  • 47. Project Design RelationshipsDesigning global collaborative projects forstudents Chapter 10 – p 236Designing challenge based professionaldevelopment Chapter 11 - 268
  • 48. P 236 – Chapter 10Designing a globalcollaborative project
  • 49. I am still wonderingabout…
  • 50. Visit ourFlat Classrooms Website!(Links to Projects)http://flatclassroomproject.netJoin our Ning!http://flatclassrooms.ning.com/Join our Conference!http://flatclassroomconference.comJoin the Global BookClub – March 2012www.flatclassroombook.com