7 1/2 steps to Flatten Your Classroom at Miami Device

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How can you connect your classroom globally? How can you connect? Here are my slides with updated steps for Flattening Your Classroom. You can connect globally. Prepare kids for life by helping them connect with the world. It is part of a great education. You can do this, teacher!

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7 1/2 steps to Flatten Your Classroom at Miami Device

  1. 1. Why aren’t we finding the right answers in education?
  2. 2. We’re asking the wrong questions
  3. 3. How can I help my students do better on the test? WRONG QUESTION
  4. 4. How can I help my students have a more successful life? RIGHT QUESTION
  5. 5. How can I keep my students quiet? WRONG QUESTION
  6. 6. How can I excite my students about learning? RIGHT QUESTION
  7. 7. How can I keep all the strangers in the world away from my students? WRONG QUESTION
  8. 8. How can I connect my students to the world so they can make friends? RIGHT QUESTION
  9. 9. Essential Questions for Today  What are the steps I should take to connect myself and improve my teaching?  What are the steps take to connect my students?  How has technology changed what we should be teaching?  How can I create successful connections that empower learning?  How do I cultivate good digital citizenship?  What are some ideas and examples of global connections for all grade levels and subjects?  Where are some simple places I can start connecting today?  Where can I get the slides and links from today?
  10. 10. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATEand Re-crea Cultivate Good Things that Ma
  11. 11. John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California “…you can’t just drop new innovations into a classroom and hope that the instructor will invent effective ways to use them.To fully utilize a new teaching technology, you often need to invent new teaching practices as well.” Gamifi-ed Project: An Intergenerational Learning Community http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com Westwood Students (9th graders) & Masters Students from University of Alaska Southeast & Gamifi-ed MOOC ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  12. 12. Step 1 CONNECT Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  13. 13. 4 Essential Ways to Connect 1. Connect with yourself 2. Connect myself to others 3. Connect with my students 4. Connect my students to the world
  14. 14. http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/
  15. 15. FIXED MINDSET A belief that you are what you are right now and can never improve or change.
  16. 16. GROWTH MINDSET A belief that you can grow, improve, and learn
  17. 17. 2 Step Strategy forTransformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like aTurtle
  18. 18. Can I change? WRONG QUESTION
  19. 19. How will I choose to change today? RIGHT QUESTION
  20. 20. Connect Yourself Tip#1: RSS Reader Feedspot (Feedly is also good) I use Mr. Reader on my ipad If you liked iGoogle use netvibes
  21. 21. Connect Yourself Tip#2: Newsmap www.newsmap.jp
  22. 22. Connect Yourself Tip #3: Flipboard Flipboard on the Web and Mobiles
  23. 23. How can I learn something when I’m so busy? WRONG QUESTION
  24. 24. Which PLN tool will I set up and read 5 minutes a day? RIGHT QUESTION
  25. 25. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  26. 26. “Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com Casey tells her story P 29
  27. 27. ©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay Taxonomy of global connection p 54-56
  28. 28. Classroom Wiki (2005) K12 Online Conference Teacher Collaboration Wiki (2006) Flat Classroom™ Project (2006-2012) Horizon Project (2007- 2008) Digiteen Project (2007- 2012) Digiteen Island in Open Sim (2008-2010) Arab Israeli Conflict Simulation (2009, 2011, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference – Doha, Qatar (2009) NetGenEd Project (2009-2013) – with Don Tapscott Flat Classroom Live at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai (2010) India Immersion Project (2010) Eracism Project (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference China 2011 China Immersion Project (2011) Hope for Slaves (2012) Gamifi-ed (2014) Physics of the Future (2014) Shark Tank App Building (2014-2015) H&R Block Budget Challenge (2014-2015) A Global Project Journey
  29. 29. Edtech developers tour shark tank 2015-09-10 17.46.55.jpg
  30. 30. Infographics @canva
  31. 31. 4 Different Classes collaborating on Trello
  32. 32. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  33. 33. Sciracy – Pauline Roberts - NEIGHBORHOOD
  34. 34. Classroom Champions
  35. 35. Mystery Skype
  36. 36. Sue Sadler –Traveling Rhinos
  37. 37. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  38. 38. My Favorite PLN Building Tool www.youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  39. 39. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  40. 40. Younger
  41. 41. Older Generation http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com
  42. 42. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  43. 43. Interpersonal F2F Interactions “The novelty and addictiveness of technology will harm our relationships and productivity unless we take control.” Flat Classroom Book www.flatclassroombook.com
  44. 44. Technopersonal Skills Why did you delete stuff off the wiki? BTW I didn’t delete anything Sorry for accusing you, the history makes it look like you OMG I JUST SAW THE HISTORY ON THE WIKI..Really sorry for any problems
  45. 45. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  46. 46. We need Intra-personal connections
  47. 47. Connect With Myself Past Self Future Self Read old journal entries Write letters to myself Review old pictures Write in my journal Look at past work Create a CD or DVD of my work this year
  48. 48. Creating a Connection Strategy p 51- 54
  49. 49. How can I do this when I’m so overwhelmed now? WRONG QUESTION
  50. 50. What are some projects I can join that are already organized (so I don’t have to stress)? RIGHT QUESTION
  51. 51. How to find Project Partners? #1 Social Networks 3. Where?3. Where? Description URL Global Project Ideas http://globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com Global Education Collaborative Http://globaleducation.ning.com Taking IT Global http://www.tigweb.org/tiged Classroom 2.0 http://classroom20.com
  52. 52. How to find Project Partners? #2 Established Networks 3. Where?3. Where? Location URL iEarn http://www.iearn.org/ ePals http://www.epals.com/ Skype Education http://education.skype.com/ Global Classroom Project http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/ eTwinning (europe online) http://www.etwinning.net
  53. 53. How to find Project Partners? #3 Hashtags 3. Where?3. Where? Location URL #miamidevice or YOUR CONFERENCE HASHTAG Connect with people in your state to do projects! #globaled Global education conversations #globalclassroom Conversations around global classroom conversations #edchat Lots of conversations happen on this hashtag in education #mysteryskype Mystery Skype hashtag on Twitter is also a place where you can find partners
  54. 54. How to find Project Partners? #4 Conferences 3. Where?3. Where? Location URL K12 Online Conference (online only) - free http://k12onlineconference.org/ Global Education Conference (online only) – free http://www.globaleducationconference.com/ ISTE ($) http://www.iste.org Lots of conferences by curriculum area Look for them!
  55. 55. 21st Century Skills 21st Century CONNECTIONS
  56. 56. 4 Essential Ways to Connect 1. Connect with yourself 2. Connect myself to others 3. Connect with my students 4. Connect my students to the world
  57. 57. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT
  58. 58. Step 2 COMMUNICATE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  59. 59. Horizon Project 2008
  60. 60. http://www.epals.com/
  61. 61. www.iearn.org
  62. 62. www.edmodo.com Free, blogging, assignments
  63. 63. Understanding the Middle East through a Simulation Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher 9th Grade Students Westwood Schools Camilla, Georgia USA Dr. Jeff Stanzler Leah Stilman, Eliza Bivins-Fink, Crystal LaBrosse University of Michigan http://aic.conflix.org
  64. 64. How can I make it easy to communicate across the world? WRONG QUESTION
  65. 65. How can I make sure my students can understand and use synchronous and asynchronous communications methods? RIGHT QUESTION
  66. 66. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE
  67. 67. Step 3 CITIZENSHIP Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  68. 68. Best Software Ever Invented to Be Safe Online P 103
  69. 69. We need to be strong against online threats  Identity Theft  Cyberstalking  Viruses,  Malware  Spyware  Phishing  Pharming  Intellectual Property Thieves P 102
  70. 70. My Strategy: Truth or Fiction Bellringers Take current true or false things from Snopes and push kids to find out for themselves. protect students by posing scams that people are falling for now!
  71. 71. How can I make everything perfect when my students are online? WRONG QUESTION
  72. 72. How do I use teachable moments to help us all fail forward and learn? RIGHT QUESTION
  73. 73. 5 Steps to Internet Safety 1.Stop 2.Screenshot 3.Block 4.Tell 5.Share P 104-105
  74. 74. SELF: Assess yourself: Communications and your Ability Inventory A Living Example. Brain Storm And he’s wearing a pink shirt! Zipper Johnson He has a funny name!
  75. 75. Chat Room – Day 1 Part 1 Ziiiiiiiiiippppppppppppeeeeeeeeer Yes? ZZZZZZZiiiiiiiippppppppeeeeerrrrr Yes? ZZZZZiiiiiipppppppppppeeeeeerrr Yes? What is wrong? ZZZZZiiiiiipppppppeeeeeerrrrrrrr! Guys, this isn’t funny. I feel like you’re making fun of me. It is just that zzzzzziiiiiippppppeeeeerrrr is a funny name, that’s all.
  76. 76. Chat Room – Day 1 Part 2 Hello, this is Mrs. Smith, Zipper’s teacher. I know that sometimes things seem funny but a person’s name should be respected. But Zzzzzziiiiiippppppppeeeerrrrr is such a funny name. Who are you, anyway? Please be respectful, or I will remove you from the chat. We’re just saying his name. Besides, our teacher is right here and you’re not our teacher. Fine. we’ll just take this over to Facebook,you can’t do anything about it there! See you there, ZZZiiiiipppppeeer. You are not to move to Facebook. Do not make fun of Zipper’s name. This is not OK. You are banned from the chat. I’m Zipper’s friend, that’s not cool.
  77. 77. Facebook Phase 1– That Night. Friend Request Sent I will ignore their friend request!
  78. 78. Facebook Phase 2– That Night. Friend Request Sent Already friends Cool! I want as many friends as I can get.
  79. 79. Facebook Phase 3– Zipper Messes Up (123) 456-7890 I have a new cell phone. I’ll update it on Facebook so it can send me text messages. Posts to Zipper’s wall (123) 456-7890 Zipper has shared his wall to friends of friends
  80. 80. Cell Phone – Phase 4 (123) 456-7890 We’ve got him now. No one can stop us!
  81. 81. Facebook– Phase 5 We’ve got him now. No one can stop us! That’s not cool! Screenshot
  82. 82. Intervention That’s not cool! Screenshot Is this true? School Discipline
  83. 83. 9 P’s for Proactive Knowledge 1. Passwords 2. Privacy 3. Personal Information 4. Photography 5. Property 6. Permissions 7. Protection 8. Professionalism 9. Permanence Adapted from Reinventing Writing by Vicki Davis
  84. 84. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP Cultivate Good
  85. 85. Step 4 CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  86. 86. Klossner’s (2010) 90-9-1 principle Step 4: Contribute & Collaborate Everyone is expected to contribute in a flattened classroom P 128
  87. 87.  Fosters community (Elbow 373)  Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)  Co-authoring impacts the writing of individual authors (Aghbar)  Improves Learning Experiences (wolf 2010)  “Ideal model for constructing, reorganizing and acquiring new information” (Janssen et all 2010)  Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman)  Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott) Benefits of Collaborative Writing Hong Kong 2011 Students edit wiki with virtual partners ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  88. 88. Audience is Important “Technology creates opportunities for students to do meaningful work that has value outside school, receive feedback on their work, and experience the rewards of publication or exhibition.” Peck & Dorricott, 1994 http://caret.iste.org/index.cfm?fuseactio n=evidence&answerID=9&words=audien ce Read
  89. 89. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing
  90. 90. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE Cultivate Good
  91. 91. Step 5 CHOICE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31 ^
  92. 92. How can I make kids want to learn? WRONG QUESTION
  93. 93. How can I inspire curiosity and intrigue about what I’m teaching? RIGHT QUESTION
  94. 94. Sylvia Martinez @smartinez Maker Movement Pioneer Bestselling Author What is the Maker Movement and research behind it?
  95. 95. Passion Projects in Practice Erin Klein
  96. 96. Karen Lirenman @klirenman 1st Grade Teacher
  97. 97. Brain Friendly Classrooms in Practice Erin Klein
  98. 98. 127127 Yoursphere.com./choose2matter #choose2matter and #geniushour are being used together Angela Maiers
  99. 99. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE Cultivate Good
  100. 100. Step 6 CREATE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  101. 101. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  102. 102. Does this project matter to me? WRONG QUESTION
  103. 103. Does this project matter to my students? RIGHT QUESTION
  104. 104. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE Cultivate Good Things that Ma
  105. 105. Step 7 CELEBRATE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
  106. 106. Project Celebration: Student Summit “In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ” P 266-267 Showcase: The Student Summit in Action
  107. 107. School Facebook Page
  108. 108. Ways to Celebrate • Hall of Fame • Best of Project • Award Events • Online School Museum • Press Releases • Social Media Posts • Memorabilia • Online Presentations • “Awards” Shows • Crowdsourced Voting • Participant surveys • Certificates • Personal recognition from administrators • “Popcorn” conversations • Reflection spaces • Journaling • Personal portfolios • DVD Recordings PUBLIC PRIVATE
  109. 109. Step 7 ½ CELEBRATE Part II of the Book covers the steps, p 31 and Re-cre
  110. 110. Marilyn Monroe “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
  111. 111. 7 ½ Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATEand Re-crea Cultivate Good Things that Ma
  112. 112. What am I going to do next year? WRONG QUESTION
  113. 113. What am I going to do today? RIGHT QUESTION
  114. 114. 2 Step Strategy forTransformational Change STEP 1: Innovate Like aTurtle
  115. 115. 2 Step Strategy for Transformational Change STEP 2: Select your “Big 3”
  116. 116. Last Essential Question Where can I find these slides? www.coolcatteacher.com/miamidev ice (Also 20% discount on new book there too.)

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