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How to integration global collaboration into the curriculum with lessons from many of the award winning Flat Classroom(tm) projects.

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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
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  • This slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout today’s meeting we’re going to engage in some audience polling to find out what you’re thinking, what you’re up to and what you know. Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. We’re going to use your phones or laptops to do some audience voting just like on American Idol.So please take out your mobilephones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. You can participate by submitting an answer atPoll4.com on your laptop or a mobile phone.The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see who you are or who voted.
  • This slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout today’s meeting we’re going to engage in some audience polling to find out what you’re thinking, what you’re up to and what you know. Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. We’re going to use Twitter to do some audience voting.So please take out your cell phones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. The way you will be able to participate is by tweeting a response to @poll. Your followers won’t be bothered by this message.
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the pollIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Rotating slides – Flat Classroom
  • Brian Tracy in his book, Focal Point, tells the story of a nuclear power plant that was having trouble. Something was wrong in the control room, but they couldn’t figure out what. So, they called for a consultant. The consultant spent three days observing and scribbling notes on a clipboard. Then, he asked for a step stool and stood up high on the stool, pulled out a piece of chalk, and drew an “x” on one knob. He gets down from the stool and turns to the control room manager and says “replace that knob” and strolls out. The next week, the plant manager received a bill the next week for $10,000. The plant manager called the consultant and questioned the bill, asking for an itemized list of expenses, and this is the bill he got…
  • For placing x on gague $1.00 – for knowing which gague to place an “x” upon - $9,999.Knowing where to put the “x” in each part of your life is the critical determination. Additionally, according to influence research, you must find the vital behaviors – the few things that you place an “x” upon to work to change.
  • Researcher Kerry Patterson says, “discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems –no matter their size- topple like a house of cards.”
  • But understand this – there is only one person you can control in your district and that person, my friends is YOU!
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tostie14/93877458/ by Tostie14 4/5/2008 4:01 pm – we are talking about expanding a classroom. And although computers facilitate this process, you do not have to have a 1:1 laptop environment to do it.
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • Let’s go back to my irrational fear of sharks. I live in Camilla, Georgia – and let me tell you, we don’t have sharks in Camilla!
  • But we’re dealing with different phobias here, perhaps, which the biggest of which is Techno-phobia. You’ve got a lot of teachers to lead, how do we apply current research on promoting change AND what needs to happen with 21st century skills in your classrooms to help move your schools forward.
  • Let’s look at the research on phobias as discussed with Kerry Patterson’s book Influencer: the Power to Change Anything. On your pencil or piece of paper, I want you to jott down, how long do you think it took researchers to help someone overcome a fear of snakes?
  • Well, what the researchers have found is that lectures don’t work. You can talk to someone all day, however, it will not change them. Additionally, when someone has a phobia, you CANNOT, I repeat CANNOT just force them to do it. They respond with such fear that they become dysfunctional. The only way to help a person overcome a phobia is through Vicarious experience. A vicarious experience is when someone watches another person do the thing in which they fear. So,
  • Back to our question. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes? The researcher Albert Bandura proved that this only took
  • An average of 3 hours! Three hours!!! First the person watched someone through the glass and then were allowed to get closer and closer, until finally, they were sitting in a chair with a snake across their lap, petting the snake! We can do the same with technology! We must empower key teachers to pilot programs and experience technology transformation in schools and allow other teachers who may be techno-phobic to learn vicariously.
  • when I take students to the Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar last year and in Mumbai, India in two weeks, grades 2-8 will travel with us virtual and connect with those who are going via skype, voicethreads, and our blogs to learn about and immerse in India.
  • This is also the transformation that allowed this picture to happen last year – with these five students from four different continents including one from my school, one from the Middle East, another from Africa, and a fourth from Australia.
  • In today’s society everything changes except the law of change…As Heraclitus said, “you cannot step in the same river twice.” Once you’ve stepped in the river, your simple stirring of the mud at the bottom has changed the nature of the river itself. We must be careful and realize that each of us has a different story. Each of your districts and schools will have their own story of change if you are an effective leader, you will foster an environment that allows that to happen… but here is the problem.
  • There is too much information and you need to rely on your friends as your filter. Additionally, this isn’t just about lifelong learning but about lifelong renewal – we have to keep relearning or we FORGET!! As Socrates said, “we lose the remembrance of them.” Additionally,
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –In this workshop we will teach how to “flatten your classroom” and you may ask – “Why would I want to do that?”
  • http://flickr.com/photos/wili/157220657/ - Wili Hybrid accessed 4/5/2008 4:59 pm Accessed –However, when we talk about flattening a classroom, we are not talking about crushing a classroom
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tostie14/93877458/ by Tostie14 4/5/2008 4:01 pm – we are talking about expanding a classroom. And although computers facilitate this process, you do not have to have a 1:1 laptop environment to do it.
  • The term “flat classroom” originated from Thomas Friedman’s book The World is Flat where he analyzed the 10 “flatteners” leveling the global playing field
  • event for my classroom and I when I wrote a blog post in October 2006 called “My students weigh in on Friedman’s Flat World.”
  • Julie Lindsay, now one of my dearest friends responded with a simple request:“It would be great if we could interact with your students! Would you be willing/ have the time to participate in an online debate or discussion? My students are Bangladeshi and Indian nationals and have a perspective from the ‘other side of the flat world.’”
  • The Flat Classroom project and the
  • Horizon Projects which have linked
  • Horizon Projects which have linked
  • Horizon Projects which have linked
  • Describe projects – global
  • Seven countries and more than
  • Through our 7 projects, we’ve paired up over 1000 students from more than 20 countries tackling topics such as technology trends, digital citizenship and the future of education. We did this with many Web 2.0 tools. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
  • The term “flat classroom” originated from Thomas Friedman’s book The World is Flat where he analyzed the 10 “flatteners” leveling the global playing field
  • . These are trends start with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and move to web browsers, open sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring and trends like instant messaging, voice over internet services like Skype, and mobile computing from our cell phones and laptops.
  • Work Flow SoftwareUploadingOutsourcingOffshoringSupply-ChainingInsourcesIn-FormingDigitizationMobile and Ubiquitous ComputingVirtual Communications
  • Digiteen Island
  • Describe projects – global
  • Digital Citizenship education starts at a young age as we cover all of the aspects of digital citizenship with elementary education including topics of access, safety, digital citizenship, etc. in walled gardens or by adopting a webkinz and moving towards open participation in educational spaces during the high school years.
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Did you know that you are here because of Web 2.0?
  • Horizon Projects which have linked
  • This is a perfect example of something we might think we understand. My family went bass fishing last Saturday. Bass are a tough fish to catch, you have to let them get it in their mouth and run with it and then when they stop and sit in deep water, they swallow it… then you set the hook. Well, my nephew got tired of fishing towards the bank and he cast out towards the deep water – the wrong side of the boat!! He caught an 8 ½ pound bass … the biggest of the day and it is now being mounted for his wall. 1) Sometimes the “experts” don’t know when youre in uncharted waters. 2) Sometimes the fish move. We are sitting at a time in society when the fish (students have moved.)
  • What does a flat Classroom look like?
  • Number two http://flickr.com/photos/spilt-milk/357015070/ - yoppy's photo stream accessed 4/5/2008 6:08 pm Defining Asynchronous and Synchronous Communications The two types of communication are asynchronous and synchronous.
  • Sychronized Swimming http://flickr.com/photos/krhamm/171302038 by KRHamm accessed 4/5/2008 5:52 PM Synchronous means doing things at the same time and in the same place such as these synchronized swimmers. The classroom is a synchronous environment – we are synchronized and all inhabiting that classroom in the same time and space. We are together. Schools are already good at enriching our synchronous classroom environment using tools like video conferencing, webinars, and live broadcasts from around the world. However, synchronous is no longer enough.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/seatbelt67/502255276 Brian - Progressive Spin's Photostream on Flickr accessed 4/5/2008 Asynchronous means NOT at the same time – for example this famous statue by Rodin was created by him over 100 years a go and we enjoy it now. We did not get to enjoy it or interact with him while he worked.
  • The traditional classrooms is also separated by time. This has made classroom to classroom cooperation between the continents difficult if not impossible because while one set of students is in class, another is at home eating dinner or asleep. This has made it difficult to videoconference and communicate directly, however
  • With the advent of asynchronous communication tools like blogs and wikis, time has become less of a factor. For example, a student in Austria can write a blog post and later on that evening as the student in Austria sleeps, a partner in the USA writes a comment.
  • The traditional classroom is separated by location… after all we are in different places. However, using technologies on the Internet, the flattened classroom
  • is unified by internet tools like wikis, blogs, social networks (which I prefer to call educational networks) and cooperating teachers. The classrooms may then cooperate with objectives, projects, and assignments created on these common platforms.
  • Likewise students may write a group report together using a wiki as shown by the history of this wiki page from the Flat Classroom 2007 project. - http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/page/history/Connecting+the+World+Online?o=20
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • Seven countries and more than
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • Igoogle is my life. If it is worth managing – it is worth having an igoogle gadget for.
  • Is acquiring information efficiently part of literacy?
  • Is acquiring information efficiently part of literacy?
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • The successful are increasingly individuals who take risks, are good at what they do, and are persistent. This is what we need to create in our classrooms.
  • This is what our student must be. But what must our teachers be?
  • This is what our student must be. But what must our teachers be?
  • 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.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Loutherbourg-Spanish_Armada.jpg – Wikimedia Commons – Teacherpreneurs are to the floundering educational system what the English were to the spanish armada – the agile, deal creators and makers.
  • Albert Einstein, a great mind and great teacher focused not on the facts of his textbook or theories but on the classroom environment and making it one in which students can learn.
  • What is teacherpreneurship? You have been selected because you have demonstrated experience leading professional development and are able to reach large numbers of teachers. Let’s talk about teacherpreneurship and take it to the next level with our conversation today.
  • This is the teacherpreneur’s environment and the teacherpreneur is involved in ALL of them.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tostie14/93877458/ by Tostie14 4/5/2008 4:01 pm – we are talking about expanding a classroom. And although computers facilitate this process, you do not have to have a 1:1 laptop environment to do it.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tostie14/93877458/ by Tostie14 4/5/2008 4:01 pm – we are talking about expanding a classroom. And although computers facilitate this process, you do not have to have a 1:1 laptop environment to do it.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tostie14/93877458/ by Tostie14 4/5/2008 4:01 pm – we are talking about expanding a classroom. And although computers facilitate this process, you do not have to have a 1:1 laptop environment to do it.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • Julie – Offer an overview of the project – insert slides here.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/extranoise/350901033/ - Green Stairs by extranoise accessed 4/8/2008 –The effective flat classroom has both of these methods.
  • This is another example of the big bad backwards bass discussed early. Remember, do what you can, where you can any time you can.
  • But the question remains, why do we need to change? My husband always says that the only people who like change are babies with dirty diapers and even then, they cry the whole time! (click on the baby for the Movie.)
  • Just remember, the lesson of the watermelon as you consider today’s menu. How do you eat a watermelon?
  • If you eat it whole, you’ll choke.
  • No, the way you eat a watermelon is one bit at a time.
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • We don’t teach blogging, wikis, podcasting for their sake, but for what they let us do.
  • Researcher Kerry Patterson says, “discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems –no matter their size- topple like a house of cards.”
  • Do the things that sit at hand like Thomas Carlyle said. “Our job is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” Investigate your next three things.
  • So, when I came back to Camilla, I started using wikis with my students immediately and sat down in my classroom to begin blogging. I turned to a student and said, “I have to create a blog and I have to name the thing – what should I name it?” The students sitting there said, “Well, Mrs. Vicki, you’re cool and we’re the wildcats, so, why don’t you call it the cool Cat teacher blog

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  • 1. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom
    Backchannel today:
    http://www.chatzy.com/coolcatchat
    Password: flatclassroom
    Slides and Links posted at
    http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
    Vicki A. Davis
    Teacher, IT DirectorBlogger – Cool Cat Teacher
    http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
  • 2. How To Vote via Texting
    EXAMPLE
    Standard texting rates only (worst cast US $0.20)
    We have no access to your phone number
    Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
    TIPS
  • 3. How To Vote via Poll4.com
    EXAMPLE
    Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
    TIP
  • 4. How To Vote via Twitter
    EXAMPLE
    Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
    Since @poll is the first word, your followers will not receive this tweet
    TIPS
  • 5. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8. ITEMIZED BILLFor placing “x” on gauge $ 1.00For knowing which gauge to place the “x” on $9,999.00Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Production and Achieve All Your Goals, p 8
  • 9. My Most Essential Skill
    Write this
    Down!
    Determining the focalpoint for myself and my organization at each moment.
  • 10. How do we tackle problems?
  • 11. Write this
    Down!
    “Discover a few vitalbehaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 28
  • 12. What are the vital behaviors that move us towards effective use of Twenty First Century Tools and Skills in our Schools?
  • 13. Kaizen =Slow, steady improvement
  • 14. Included in
    The World is Flat v3
    Thomas Friedman
    Taking IT Global
    Collaborative Project Contest First Place 2007
    ISTE SIGTel
    Online Learning Award Winner 2007
    Included in
    Grown Up Digital
    By Don Tapscott
  • 15. Our PDlooks like this
  • 16. Prerequisite for Flattening Your ClassroomEmbedded
    Professional
    Development
  • 17. BingePDModel
  • 18. It should look likethis
  • 19. Successful technology integration ispeople-centric.
  • 20. YOU!
  • 21. Unique to the teachers involved.
  • 22. The power of Three!
    The Power of “3”
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25. Phobias we’re dealing with
    Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
    Kainophobia- Fear of anything new•
    Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
    TECHNO
    phobia
  • 26. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes?
  • 27. Influencing deep beliefs
  • 28. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes?
    Albert Bandura, N. Aclan, J. Beyer “Cognitive Process Mediating BehavioralChange.” Cognitive Theory & Research, 1 (1977): 287-310.
  • 29. 3hours
  • 30. Flat Classroom ConferenceDoha, Qatar 2009
    Mumbai India 2010
    http://flatclassroomconference.wikispaces.com
  • 31.
  • 32. “You cannot step in the same river twice.” Heraclitus
  • 33. Lifelong “renewal”
    “They who neglect the reasonings of philosophers, insensibly, lose the remembrance of them.”
    Xenophon, Memorable Thoughts of Socrates
    Friends = Filter
  • 34. What is aFlat Classroom?
  • 35. This is notCrushing a classroom
  • 36. It is aboutExpanding a Classroom
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39.
  • 40. Flat Classroom
    http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Camilla, GA
    United States
  • 41. Flat Classroom
    All project links are at
    http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
  • 42. Horizon Project
    All project links are at
    http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
  • 43. Digiteen Projecthttp://digiteen.wikispaces.com
    All project links are at
    http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
  • 44. NetGenEd Projecthttp://netgened.grownupdigital.com
    All project links are at
    http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
  • 45. Connected Learning in My School
  • 46. 24+ countries
  • 47. 4000+ students
  • 48. 10
    “Flatteners” leveling the world
  • 49. 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)
  • 50. 6 Senses of Conceptual Age
  • 51. 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 Studentshttp://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
  • 52. 6 Senses of Conceptual AgeA Whole New Mind by Dan Pink
  • 53.
  • 54. Student Produced Video
  • 55. Horizon Project 2007 Video by Casey C
    Social networking in Education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSGuffzd9_Y
    Starring: MeanCat Teacher
  • 56. Collaborative Group Wiki
  • 57. http://flatclassroomproject2006.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Communication
  • 58. Educational Network (Ning)
    http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
  • 59. EDUCATIONAL
    Social Networking
  • 60. Educational Network (Ning)
    http://ning.digiteen.net
  • 61. Online Presentation Skills
  • 62. Westwood Schools Summit
    http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  • 63. Virtual Worlds
  • 64. Turbo Tour of Digiteen Island
    http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com
    OpenSim on reactiongrid.com
  • 65. Connected Learning in My School
  • 66. Flat Classroom Conference
    http://www.flatclassroomconference.com January 24-26 Doha, Qatar
  • 67. Flat Classroom™Conference January 2009Doha, QatarConference February 2010Mumbai, IndiaConference February 2011Beijing, Chinawww.flatclassroomconference.comVideo
  • 68. We are building the bridges today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.
  • 69. NOT what you are keeping OUT
  • 70. What are you bringing IN?
  • 71. How are youCONNECTING?
  • 72. Suffern Middle Schoolhttp://ramapoislands.edublogs.com
    Keynote for NetGenEd project – http://netgened.grownupdigital.com
  • 73. The Big Bad Backwards Bass
    Sometimes the “experts”
    don’t know when you’re
    in uncharted waters.
    He caught it!
    He held it.
    8 ½ pound bass from the “wrong” side of the boat
  • 74. The Fish Have Moved
    (our students)
    Have we?
  • 75. What does a flat classroom communication look like?
  • 76. TWO types of communication methods:
    Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • 77. Synchronous
  • Asynchronous
  • Traditional Classroom
    Separated by Time
    Qatar
    Austria
    USA
  • 91. Flat Classroom
    Unified by asynchronous communications
    Student in
    Austria writes
    a blog post
    USA student
    responds
    Group Blogging Platform
  • 92. Traditional Classroom
    Separated by Space
    Qatar
    Austria
    USA
  • 93. Flat Classroom
    Social Educational
    Network
    unified space via Internet
    Wiki
    Cooperating Teachers
  • 94. Unified by asynchronous communications
    (wiki, ning)
  • 95. Principle #1The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH Asynchronous and Synchronous communications methods.
  • 96. 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
  • 97. Connecting students to others
    Five Phases
    of Flattening
    your classroom
  • 98. The Effective Connected CurriculumMaps Connections
  • 99. Learning Partnerships
  • 100. Principle #2The effective FLAT classroom connects students to Diverse ages, cultures, locations, and backgrounds.
  • 101. Accessing & Analyzing Information
    Tony Wagner Redefining Rigor
  • 102. 3/11/2010
    Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    91
    READ
    personal learning network (PLN)
  • 103. NetGenEd Sample PLN
    http://www.edutopia.org/personal-learning-networks-technology
  • 104. READ
    READ
    PLN’s are for
  • 109. READ
    READ
    Places to set up a PLN
  • 114. Principle #3The effective FLAT classroom teaches students toPersonalize learning & problem solving.
  • 115. Citizenship & Problem Solving
    OMG I JUST SAW THE HISTORY ON THE WIKI..Really sorry for any problems
    Sorry for accusing you, the history makes it look like you
    BTW I didn’t delete anything
    Why did you delete stuff off the wiki?
  • 116. Troubleshootingis higher order thinking
  • 117. Principle #4The effective FLAT classroom encouragesProblem Solving.
  • 118. 3/11/2010
    99
    Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    Every student
    learns
    differently!
  • 119. 3/11/2010– Licensed Istock Photo
    Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    100
    Our Students
    Creators
    Inventors
    Problem Solvers
  • 120. 3/11/2010– Licensed Istock Photo
    Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    101
    Different = Different iated
    Learning
    Our
    Classes & Libraries
  • 121. What does the best education in the world look like?
    “Finnish teachers pick books and customize lessons as they shape students to national standards… ‘. In Finland, the teachers are the entrepreneurs," says Mr. Schleicher, of the Paris-based OECD, which began the international student test in 2000.’
    “What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart”
    The Wall Street Journal
    By ELLEN GAMERMAN
    February 2008
    http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997.html
    3/11/2010
    102
    Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • 122.
  • 123. “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn"
    Albert Einstein
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  • 124. Teacherpreneurship
    http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/
  • 125. Teacherpreneur’s Environment
  • 126. A good teacher is like a good cook…
  • 127. They are happier with a variety of tools…
  • 128. They are happier when they pick their own recipes
  • 129. Although they will use someone else’s… as long as the recipes are GOOD!
  • 130. Would the potential in Helen Keller be unlocked or ignored in your school?
  • 131. Principle # 5The effective FLAT classroom isCustomized & Differentiated.
  • 132. Online Existence
    “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
  • 133. Digital Citizenship Touchpoints
    'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
  • 134. Digiteen
    Julie Lindsay, Presenter
    http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
  • 135. It is the law!
  • Principle #6The effective FLAT classroom teachesDigital Citizenship.
  • 138. Flat Classroom Barriers
  • 139. “We block the world.”
    Non progressive IT dept
  • 140. 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
  • 141. “Computers are good babysitters.”
    Non progressive Teacher
  • 142. Super Six of Teachers
    Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    Vigilant Planning
    Vigilant Monitoring
    Specific URL decisions  Curriculum
    Connections with other Classes
    Customization & Differentiation
  • 143. Kaizen =Slow, steady improvement
  • 144. Principle #7The effective FLAT classroom is built by Excellent Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Administrators, and IT Departments with Slow but Steady Improvement.
  • 145. Virginia V. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XaHBD3OOw
  • 146. COLLABORATION
    “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
    “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
    “One of the most profound shifts transforming business and society…”
    Nick Donofrio, IBM
  • 147. Remember the Big Bad Backwards Bass?
    My niece's fish from the
    “wrong side”
  • 148. Don’t change me!
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  • 149. Eat a watermelon
  • 150. Not whole!
  • 151. Small bites!
  • 152. The power of Three!
    Pick three
  • 153. Enjoy the journey
  • 154. Vicki
    Davis
    http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
    Pen & Publish Press
    978-0-9817264-4-1
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  • 155. What you can do TODAY
    List your Big 3
    Build your Personal Learning Network
    Find the “X”
  • 156. My Most Essential Skill
    Write this
    Down!
    Determining the focalpoint for myself and my organization at each moment.
  • 157. Write this
    Down!
    “Discover a few vitalbehaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 28
  • 158. Thomas Carlyle
    “Our job is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
  • 159. “Cool Cat Teacher”Vicki Davis