And the  7 Principles  that will get you there!
 
http://tinyurl.com/ncties   Password:  ncties
Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” http://tinyurl.com/ncties   Password:   ncties
Backchannel Classroom Uses <ul><li>Group Notetaking </li></ul><ul><li>Link Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz </li></ul>...
Google Jockey http://tinyurl.com/ncties   Password:   ncties A person who watches the backchannel and posts information an...
Backchannel Moderator http://tinyurl.com/ncties   Password:   ncties
 
Teacher
Blogger
 
 
Research Based Best Practices
Authentic Assessment
Cooperative Learning
Project Based Learning
 
“ 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
Horizon Project
 
 
Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
20+ countries
1000+ students
<ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ FLATTENERS”  leveling the world </li></ul>
10  “FLATTENERS ” <ul><li>Collapse of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Netscape (Web Browsers) </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow...
6 Senses of Conceptual Age
The Methods
A Whole New Mind Design & Innovation Story & Empathy The Fun Factor (Play Connecting the World Online 1A 1B 1C World Wide ...
TEAMS “ Working with people across the world  has challenged me.” “ The majority of my partners wanted to  contribute some...
http://flatclassroomproject2006.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Communication
Collaborative Group Wiki
Casey C’s video -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xLSJMoZVcE
Student Produced Video
Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.digiteen.net
Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits   http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassro...
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
Going Fishing?
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 is a FLAT Classroom?
This is  not CRUSHING a classroom
It is about EXPANDING a  Classroom
What does a flat classroom communication  look  like?
TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS  and  ASYNCHRONOUS
<ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insta...
<ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: NOT at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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 asynchronou...
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.
Connecting students to others Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
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
PLN’s are for READ <ul><li>Research Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul>...
Places to set up a PLN READ <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul><ul><li>Blog...
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,...
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 !
<ul><li>Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Inventors </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul>06/08/09  –  Licensed Istock Phot...
<ul><li>Different =  Different  iated </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>06/08/09  –  Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davi...
What does the best education in the world look like? “ What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart” The Wall Street Journal By ELLEN ...
 
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…
Although they can work with a few if necessary
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 .
<ul><li>“ The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can jus...
'Digital Citizenship in Schools'  by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
 
Digiteen Julie Lindsay,  Presenter http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
Digiteen Activities
It is the law! <ul><li>Group Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety </li></ul>
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 <ul><li>Packet Shapers (free up bandwidth) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Servers </li></ul><ul><li>F...
“ Computers are good babysitters.” Non progressive Teacher
SUPER SIX  of Teachers <ul><li>Personal Learning Network (PLN) </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilant Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Vigil...
KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
Principle #7 The effective FLAT classroom is built by  EXCELLENT TEACHERS, CURRICULUM DIRECTORS, ADMINISTRATORS,  and  IT ...
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 fi...
 
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.c...
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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 curriculum and excite your students.

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    1. 1. And the 7 Principles that will get you there!
    2. 3. http://tinyurl.com/ncties Password: ncties
    3. 4. Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” http://tinyurl.com/ncties Password: ncties
    4. 5. Backchannel Classroom Uses <ul><li>Group Notetaking </li></ul><ul><li>Link Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Archivable Record </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of quieter students </li></ul>http://tinyurl.com/ncties Password: ncties
    5. 6. Google Jockey http://tinyurl.com/ncties Password: ncties A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
    6. 7. Backchannel Moderator http://tinyurl.com/ncties Password: ncties
    7. 9. Teacher
    8. 10. Blogger
    9. 13. Research Based Best Practices
    10. 14. Authentic Assessment
    11. 15. Cooperative Learning
    12. 16. Project Based Learning
    13. 18. “ Let’s join our student’s together from the ‘other side of the flat world’ ” How my global collaboration started…
    14. 19. Flat Classroom http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com
    15. 20. Flat Classroom
    16. 21. Horizon Project
    17. 24. Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
    18. 25. 20+ countries
    19. 26. 1000+ students
    20. 27. <ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ FLATTENERS” leveling the world </li></ul>
    21. 28. 10 “FLATTENERS ” <ul><li>Collapse of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Netscape (Web Browsers) </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Software </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Off shoring </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chaining </li></ul><ul><li>In sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Informing </li></ul><ul><li>The “Steroids” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP (Skype) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 29. 6 Senses of Conceptual Age
    23. 30. The Methods
    24. 31. 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
    25. 32. 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
    26. 33. http://flatclassroomproject2006.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Communication
    27. 34. Collaborative Group Wiki
    28. 35. Casey C’s video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xLSJMoZVcE
    29. 36. Student Produced Video
    30. 37. Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
    31. 38. Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.digiteen.net
    32. 39. Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
    33. 40. http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
    34. 41. 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    35. 42. Flat Classroom Conference http://www.flatclassroomconference.com January 24-26 Doha, Qatar
    36. 43. Going Fishing?
    37. 44. The Big Bad Backwards Bass 8 ½ pound bass from the “wrong” side of the boat He caught it! He held it.
    38. 45. The Fish Have Moved Have we? (our students)
    39. 46. What is a FLAT Classroom?
    40. 47. This is not CRUSHING a classroom
    41. 48. It is about EXPANDING a Classroom
    42. 49. What does a flat classroom communication look like?
    43. 50. TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
    44. 51. <ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over IP (Skype) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face Interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul>
    45. 52. <ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: NOT at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual classroom recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded Video </li></ul></ul>
    46. 53. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Time
    47. 54. Flat Classroom Student in Austria writes a blog post USA student responds Group Blogging Platform Unified by asynchronous communications
    48. 55. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
    49. 56. Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
    50. 57. Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki, ning)
    51. 58. Principle #1 The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
    52. 59. Connecting students to others Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
    53. 60. Principle #2 The effective FLAT classroom connects students to DIVERSE ages, cultures, locations, and backgrounds.
    54. 61. Accessing & Analyzing Information Tony Wagner Redefining Rigor
    55. 62. 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com READ
    56. 63. PLN’s are for READ <ul><li>Research Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Life Management </li></ul>READ
    57. 64. Places to set up a PLN READ <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul>READ
    58. 65. Principle #3 The effective FLAT classroom teaches students to PERSONALIZE learning & problem solving.
    59. 66. 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 Presenter Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy
    60. 67. Principle #4 The effective FLAT classroom encourages PROBLEM SOLVING .
    61. 68. 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Every student learns differently !
    62. 69. <ul><li>Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Inventors </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul>06/08/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Students
    63. 70. <ul><li>Different = Different iated </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>06/08/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Classes & Libraries
    64. 71. 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
    65. 73. Albert Einstein 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    66. 74. http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/
    67. 75. Teacherpreneur’s Environment
    68. 76. A good teacher is like a good cook…
    69. 77. They are happier with a variety of tools…
    70. 78. Although they can work with a few if necessary
    71. 79. They are happier when they pick their own recipes
    72. 80. Although they will use someone else’s… as long as the recipes are GOOD!
    73. 81. Would the potential in Helen Keller be unlocked or ignored in your school?
    74. 82. Principle # 5 The effective FLAT classroom is CUSTOMIZED & DIFFERENTIATED .
    75. 83. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Student in the Horizon Project </li></ul>
    76. 84. 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
    77. 86. Digiteen Julie Lindsay, Presenter http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
    78. 87. Digiteen Activities
    79. 88. It is the law! <ul><li>Group Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety </li></ul>
    80. 89. Principle #6 The effective FLAT classroom teaches DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP .
    81. 90. Flat Classroom Barriers
    82. 91. “ We block the world.” Non progressive IT dept
    83. 92. SUPER SIX of IT Planning <ul><li>Packet Shapers (free up bandwidth) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Filtration by Teacher/ Students </li></ul><ul><li>Specific URL decisions  Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source / Free Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cool” Collaborative Spaces </li></ul>
    84. 93. “ Computers are good babysitters.” Non progressive Teacher
    85. 94. SUPER SIX of Teachers <ul><li>Personal Learning Network (PLN) </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilant Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilant Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Specific URL decisions  Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with other Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Customization & Differentiation </li></ul>
    86. 95. KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
    87. 96. Principle #7 The effective FLAT classroom is built by EXCELLENT TEACHERS, CURRICULUM DIRECTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, and IT DEPARTMENTS with SLOW but STEADY Improvement.
    88. 97. Virginia V. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XaHBD3OOw
    89. 98. “ 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
    90. 100. Don’t change me! 06/08/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    91. 101. Eat a watermelon
    92. 102. Not whole!
    93. 103. Small bites!
    94. 104. The power of Three! Pick three
    95. 105. Enjoy the journey
    96. 106. 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

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