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Connecting your classroom to other classrooms in the world need not be overwhelming. Learn the seven steps to successfully, safely connect your classroom in meaningful ways that will enhance your ...

Connecting your classroom to other classrooms in the world need not be overwhelming. Learn the seven steps to successfully, safely connect your classroom in meaningful ways that will enhance your curriculum and excite your students.

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  • Open your laptop and join the Backchannel
  • Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
  • Backchannel Classroom Uses
    • Group Notetaking
    • Link Sharing
    • Quick Quiz
    • Archivable Record
    • Involvement of quieter students
    Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
  • Google Jockey Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
  • Backchannel Moderator Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
  • Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
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  • Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
  • Teacher
  • Blogger
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  • November 2005
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  • Research Based Best Practices
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Project Based Learning
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  • Taking IT Global Collaborative Project Contest First Place 2007 ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award Winner 2007 Included in The World is Flat v3 Thomas Friedman Included in Grown Up Digital By Don Tapscott
  • The power of Three! The Power of “3”
  • KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
  • Our PD looks like this
  • Binge PD Model
  • It should look like this
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  • Unique to the teachers involved.
  • What is a FLAT Classroom?
  • This is not CRUSHING a classroom
  • It is about EXPANDING a Classroom
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  • “ Let’s join our student’s together from the ‘other side of the flat world’ ” How my global collaboration started…
  • Flat Classroom http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com
  • Flat Classroom All project links are at http://archive.flatclassroomproject.com
  • Horizon Project All project links are at http://archive.flatclassroomproject.com
  • Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com All project links are at http://archive.flatclassroomproject.com
  • All project links are at http://archive.flatclassroomproject.com
  • 20+ countries
  • 1000+ students
    • 10
    • “ FLATTENERS” leveling the world
  • 10 “FLATTENERS ”
    • Collapse of the Berlin Wall
    • Netscape (Web Browsers)
    • Workflow Software
    • Open Sourcing
    • Outsourcing
    • Off shoring
    • Supply Chaining
    • In sourcing
    • Informing
    • The “Steroids”
        • Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing
        • Virtual Communications
          • Instant Messaging
          • VOIP (Skype)
  • 6 Senses of Conceptual Age
  • TEAMS “ 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
  • 6 Senses of Conceptual Age A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink
  • A Whole New Mind Design & Innovation Story & Empathy The Fun Factor (Play Connecting the World Online 1A 1B 1C World Wide Web 2A 2B 2C Work Flow Software 3A 3B 3C Uploading 4A 4B 4C Web 2.0 5A 5B 5C Globalization & Outsourcing 6A 6B 6C Google 7A 7B 7C PLE’s Social Networking 8A 8B 8C Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing 9A 9B 9C Virtual Communications 10A 10B 10C Wireless Connectivity 11A 11B 11C
  • Student Produced Video
  • Horizon Project 2007 Video by Casey C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSGuffzd9_Y
  • Collaborative Group Wiki
  • http://flatclassroomproject2006.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Communication
  • Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
  • Social Networking EDUCATIONAL
  • Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.digiteen.net
  • Online Presentation Skills
  • Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Turbo Tour of Digiteen Island http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com OpenSim on reactiongrid.com
  • 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • Flat Classroom Conference http://www.flatclassroomconference.com January 24-26 Doha, Qatar
  • Flat Classroom™ Conference January 2009 Doha, Qatar http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com
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  • NOT what you are keeping OUT
  • What are you bringing IN ?
  • How are you CONNECTING ?
  • Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” Backchannel today: http://tinyurl.com/5gqyxr Password: coolcat
  • Keynote for NetGenEd project – http://netgened.grownupdigital.com
  • The Big Bad Backwards Bass 8 ½ pound bass from the “wrong” side of the boat He caught it! He held it.
  • The Fish Have Moved Have we? (our students)
  • What does a flat classroom communication look like?
  • TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
    • Synchronous
    • Definition: at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Instant Messaging
      • Voice over IP (Skype)
      • Video Conferencing
      • Face to Face Interactions
      • Webcasts
      • Webinars
    • Asynchronous
    • Definition: NOT at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Podcasts
      • Virtual classroom recordings
      • Recorded Video
  • Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Time
  • Flat Classroom Student in Austria writes a blog post USA student responds Group Blogging Platform Unified by asynchronous communications
  • Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
  • Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
  • Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki, ning)
  • Principle #1 The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
  • Examples
    • Educational Network - http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
    • Wiki - http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com
    • Bookmarking Group - http://diigo.digiteen.net
    • Elluminate – presentations http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/Student+Summits
    • Don Tapscott Interacting with Students
    • http://netgened.grownupdigital.com/forum/topics/is-this-the-dumbest-generation
  • Connecting students to others Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
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  • Principle #2 The effective FLAT classroom connects students to DIVERSE ages, cultures, locations, and backgrounds.
  • Accessing & Analyzing Information Tony Wagner Redefining Rigor
  • 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com READ
  • NetGenEd Sample PLN http://www.edutopia.org/personal-learning-networks-technology
  • PLN’s are for READ
    • Research Projects
    • Classes
    • Collaborative Projects
    • Reports
    • Life Management
    READ
  • Places to set up a PLN READ
    • iGoogle
    • Netvibes
    • PageFlakes
    • Bloglines
    • Google Reader
    READ
  • A Whole New Mind Design & Innovation Story & Empathy The Fun Factor (Play Connecting the World Online 1A 1B 1C World Wide Web 2A 2B 2C Work Flow Software 3A 3B 3C Uploading 4A 4B 4C Web 2.0 5A 5B 5C Globalization & Outsourcing 6A 6B 6C Google 7A 7B 7C PLE’s Social Networking 8A 8B 8C Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing 9A 9B 9C Virtual Communications 10A 10B 10C Wireless Connectivity 11A 11B 11C
  • Principle #3 The effective FLAT classroom teaches students to PERSONALIZE learning & problem solving.
  • C itizenship & Problem Solving 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
  • Troubleshooting is higher order thinking
  • Principle #4 The effective FLAT classroom encourages PROBLEM SOLVING .
  • 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Every student learns differently !
    • Creators
    • Inventors
    • Problem Solvers
    06/08/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Students
    • Different = Different iated
    • Learning
    06/08/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Classes & Libraries
  • What does the best education in the world look like? “ What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart” The Wall Street Journal By ELLEN GAMERMAN February 2008 http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997.html 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
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  • Albert Einstein 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/
  • Teacherpreneur’s Environment
  • A good teacher is like a good cook…
  • They are happier with a variety of tools…
  • They are happier when they pick their own recipes
  • Although they will use someone else’s… as long as the recipes are GOOD!
  • Would the potential in Helen Keller be unlocked or ignored in your school?
  • Principle # 5 The effective FLAT classroom is CUSTOMIZED & DIFFERENTIATED .
    • “ The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thing and not listen to what you ask of them.”
    • Student in the Horizon Project
  • 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
  • Digiteen Julie Lindsay, Presenter http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
  • It is the law!
    • Group Chat
    • Social Networks
    • Online Safety
  • Principle #6 The effective FLAT classroom teaches DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP .
  • Flat Classroom Barriers
  • “ We block the world.” Non progressive IT dept
  • SUPER SIX of IT Planning
    • Packet Shapers (free up bandwidth)
    • Virtual Servers
    • Filtration by Teacher/ Students
    • Specific URL decisions  Curriculum
    • Open Source / Free Alternatives
    • “ Cool” Collaborative Spaces
  • “ Computers are good babysitters.” Non progressive Teacher
  • SUPER SIX of Teachers
    • Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    • Vigilant Planning
    • Vigilant Monitoring
    • Specific URL decisions  Curriculum
    • Connections with other Classes
    • Customization & Differentiation
  • KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
  • Principle #7 The effective FLAT classroom is built by EXCELLENT TEACHERS, CURRICULUM DIRECTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, and IT DEPARTMENTS with SLOW but STEADY Improvement.
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  • Virginia V. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XaHBD3OOw
  • “ the ability to integrate the talents of dispersed individuals is becoming the defining competency for managers and firms.” Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 12 “ the key engine of wealth creation in the economy” Tapscott, Wikinomics “ One of the most profound shifts transforming business and society…” Nick Donofrio, IBM “ I am convinced… [that the genesis of new collaboration platforms] will be remembered in time as one of the most important turning points in the history of mankind . Thomas Friedman The World is Flat , p 92
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  • Don’t change me! 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • Eat a watermelon
  • Not whole!
  • Small bites!
  • The power of Three! Pick three
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher. blogspot.com http://coolcatteacher. wikispaces.com 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com