Flat Classroom Mashups, 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom


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7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom and the process of "mashing up" your classroom with others throughout the world, from a teacher who does it.

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  • Flat Classroom Mashups, 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom

    1. 1. Vicki Davis Bio
    2. 2. Differentiated Instruction Authentic Assessment Project Based Learning Cooperative Learning
    3. 3. Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation” Definition
    4. 4. Google Jockey A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted. Definition
    5. 5. Backchannel Moderator A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation. Definition
    6. 6. 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>
    7. 7. Websites <ul><li>http://www.chatzy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Presentations http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo Rooms http://wwwl.meebo.com/rooms/ </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Group Chat http://www.skype.com </li></ul>
    8. 8. Don’t forget netiquette
    9. 9. Backchannel Netiquette #1 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I need help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with differentiated instruction. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I need help with my reading program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hamster: @iteachkids I have a great program to share with you. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Backchannel Netiquette #2 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I need help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with differentiated instruction. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: Anyone want to hear a joke? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hamster: You’re the joke. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I know what you did last week, don’t tell me that. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Backchannel Netiquette #3 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I’m the backchannel moderator, type your question in and when it is time, Vicki will ask me what is happening in the backchannel. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Backchannel Netiquette 4 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself but not a fake </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis: I’m not really Vicki, I just thought it would be fun to impersonate her. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Backchannel Netiquette #5,6 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself but not a fake </li></ul><ul><li>Be a link dropper </li></ul><ul><li>Be up front about self promotion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com – I also love Jo McLeay’s at…. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Julie Lindsay (Bangladesh, Qatar) Vicki Davis (Camilla, GA)
    15. 15. Definition
    16. 16. <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
    17. 21. 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
    18. 22. <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Wiki Video
    19. 23. Student Produced Video
    20. 24. Collaborative Group Wiki
    21. 25. Individual Milestone “Artifacts” <ul><li>Pre project Reflection (on Ning) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Introductions (Ning) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Reader Setup (printout to teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Teacher Observations </li></ul><ul><li>During project reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Student Summit Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Post project reflections </li></ul>
    22. 26. Tools Used <ul><li>Evoca </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Ning (private areas for teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook! </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (evoca) </li></ul><ul><li>Odeo </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory </li></ul><ul><li>MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>Clustrmap </li></ul><ul><li>Grazr </li></ul>
    23. 27. <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
    24. 28. Team Mashup “ 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
    25. 29. <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Students <ul><li>Peer Review: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul>Preservice Teachers Teachers Experts Researchers The Press
    26. 30. NETS Standards <ul><li>4. Technology communications tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences. </li></ul></ul>Teach Global
    27. 32. Eat a watermelon
    28. 33. Not whole!
    29. 34. Small bites!
    30. 35. The power of Three! Pick three
    31. 36. Vicki Davis Bio
    32. 37. Step #1
    33. 38. Step 1A: Connect yourself <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get an RSS Reader - www.netvibes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks - http://del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen in – http://www.edtechtalk.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K12 online – http://k12onlineconference.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Educators </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 39. The Connection Function <ul><li>“ Your Friends are Your Filter.” </li></ul>
    35. 40. Connection Tip
    36. 41. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Cooperative Learning the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not group work! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the World </li></ul></ul>
    37. 42. <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>
    38. 43. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Join Organized Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Voices – middle, elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Michigan , high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technospud projects - elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Silverman’s Projects – elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes I Can Science – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking IT Global – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ePals – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global SchoolNet – all ages </li></ul></ul>
    39. 44. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Do It Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype in Guests from around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your network to connect and create projects. </li></ul></ul>
    40. 45. Step #2
    41. 46. Step 2: Create <ul><li>Pro-sumer (producing consumer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapscott – Wikinomics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pro-Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The producing learner becomes the professional learner! </li></ul></ul>
    42. 47. Iphone running Windows Parallel
    43. 48. <ul><li>Start Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Join Educommunities in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Create a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a live show and chat </li></ul><ul><li>Have “invention” projects </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students to “Brainstorm” </li></ul><ul><li>Try something new!!! </li></ul>
    44. 49. Step #3
    45. 50. Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
    46. 53. <ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your profile is your online identity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective TechnoPersonal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students in educating your school </li></ul>
    47. 54. Step #4 The Desk – The platform of values
    48. 55. <ul><li>Discernment </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Patience </li></ul>The Desk – The platform of values
    49. 56. Step #5 © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
    50. 57. Intuitive Learning Cycle © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
    51. 58. Step 5: Teaching Intuitive Learning <ul><li>M – enus </li></ul><ul><li>T – oolbars </li></ul><ul><li>D – rop Down Menus </li></ul><ul><li>H – elp </li></ul><ul><li>P – anes </li></ul><ul><li>D – ialog Boxes </li></ul>© 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis “ Mama told Daddy ‘Happy Pappy Day!’”
    52. 59. Step 5: Teaching Intuitive Learning <ul><li>Teach the Model </li></ul><ul><li>Model the Model the first Time </li></ul><ul><li>From then on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandbox Mode – the first 10 minutes of opening up a software program </li></ul></ul>© 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
    53. 60. Step #6
    54. 61. Step 6: Care <ul><li>What do students need to keep private? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can they stay safe? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look Both Ways – Linda Criddle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul></ul>
    55. 62. Step #7
    56. 63. What do you discard? <ul><li>Overchoice – Toefler </li></ul><ul><li>Our problem is too many choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to know how to make choices </li></ul><ul><li>Uncluttered mind and life </li></ul>
    57. 64. The 21 st Century Educator’s Desk of Excellence <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Choice Connect yourself Communicate Connect students Teach Intuitive Learning Create Care Character
    58. 65. Don’t Forget
    59. 66. Remove the obstacle. Be the obstacle.
    60. 67. A Poll <ul><li>I think it is most likely that my school will collaborate globally: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not in the forseeable future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the next 4-5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the next 2-3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the next year </li></ul></ul>06/01/09
    61. 69. Questions?
    62. 70. Don’t change me!
    63. 71. Visit me http:/coolcatteacher.blogspot.com http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com