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Keynote for Google Teacher Academy - 7 steps to a flat classroom. I talk about the steps for teachers to "flatten" their classrooms based upon the award winning Flat Classroom project ...

Keynote for Google Teacher Academy - 7 steps to a flat classroom. I talk about the steps for teachers to "flatten" their classrooms based upon the award winning Flat Classroom project (http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com), Horizon Project (http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com), and Digiteen Projects (http://digiteen.wikispaces.com).

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  • 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?”

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  • 1. 7 Steps to a FLAT Classroom
  • 2. This is not CRUSHING a classroom
  • 3. It is about EXPANDING a Classroom
  • 4.
    • 7 Steps
    • CONNECTION
    • COMMUNICATION
    • CITIZENSHIP
    • CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION
    • CHOICES
    • CREATION
    • CELEBRATION
  • 5. Connection Step #1
    • Yourself
    • Your Administration
    • Your Students
  • 6. Step 1A: Connect yourself
    • Professional Development
      • Get an RSS Reader - www.netvibes.com
      • Share bookmarks - http://groups.diigo.com/groups/educators
      • Listen in – http://www.edtechtalk.com
      • Online Conferences
        • K12 online – http://k12onlineconference.org
      • Networking Organizations
        • Google Teacher Academy
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10. The Connection Function
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13.
    • Rules
    • Examples – http://ad4dcss.wikispaces.com
    • Discipline
    • Monitoring
    • Academics
    • Purpose & Plan
    • Sites
    • Don’t forget!
    • Honest assessment of preparedness for this!
  • 14. Policies, Filtration, Admin
  • 15.
    • 2 choices:
    • Remove the obstacle.
    • Be the obstacle.
  • 16. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 17. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 18. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 19. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 20. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 21. Backchannel Jumps In Here!
  • 22. Step #2
  • 23. Communication Continuum
  • 24. What does a flat classroom communication look like?
  • 25. TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
  • 26.
    • Synchronous
    • Definition: at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Instant Messaging
      • Voice over IP (Skype)
      • Video Conferencing
      • Face to Face Interactions
      • Webcasts
      • Webinars
  • 27.
    • Asynchronous
    • Definition: NOT at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Podcasts
      • Virtual classroom recordings
      • Recorded Video
  • 28. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Time
  • 29. Flat Classroom Student in Austria writes a blog post USA student responds Group Blogging Platform Unified by asynchronous communications
  • 30. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
  • 31. Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
  • 32. vs. Traditional Classroom Flat Classroom Separated by LOCATION Unified by the INTERNET Separated by TIME Unified by ASYNCHRONOUS communications tools
  • 33. Principle The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
  • 34. Step 1C Connect your students Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
  • 35. Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki)
  • 36. Students wonder WHERE DO I GO?
    • Structure
    • Create a “launch page” or PLN for each project
    • Establish Communication Habits
  • 37. Students need a “home base”
  • 38.  
  • 39.  
  • 40. Backchannel Jumps In Here!
  • 41. Step #3
  • 42. 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
  • 43.  
  • 44. C itizenship 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
  • 45. Digiteen Julie Lindsay, Presenter http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
  • 46. Digiteen Activities
  • 47.
    • Privacy
    • Photography
    • Problems (how to handle them)
    • Have a common knowledgebase
    • Join educators in staying abreast – http://ad4dcss.wikispaces.com
  • 48.  
  • 49.
    • Affection
    • Gender
    • Language Awareness
      • “ analyze” vs. “analyse”
    • Cultural Sensitivity
    • Responses to others
    • Copyright & Fair Use
  • 50. Create a “contract” page Spell it out!
  • 51.
    • Everyone needs to be “on the same page”
    • Talk about issues before they happen
    • Understand that issues WILL happen but can be minimized
    • My school uses:
    • Linda Criddle – Look Both Ways
  • 52. Backchannel Jumps In Here!
  • 53. Contribute & Collaborate Step #4
  • 54. Collaboration with individual contribution
  • 55. C ontribute Wiki history
  • 56. Accountability: Every student has their own ID!
  • 57. C ollaborate Ning discussion
  • 58. Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
  • 59.  
  • 60. Teacherpreneurs are researchers!
  • 61. Message to students…… Contribute to your team by recording short video clips for your partners to use in their videos. Do not be a non-contributor and lurk somewhere in the darkness. Come out and be part of the construction. C ontribute
  • 62. Choice Step #5
    • Acquire knowledge
    • Produce artifacts
    • Discern
  • 63. Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller
  • 64.  
  • 65. The Fallacy of excellence
  • 66. Excellent students learn the way we tell them to MYTH:
  • 67. Excellent students learn the way we tell them to.
  • 68.
    • “ According to Dyslexia Research Institute, 60% of those diagnosed with ADD are, to some degree, dyslexic. Yet, because only five percent ever receive the proper diagnosis and assistance, many children grow up illiterate, thinking they aren't intelligent.”
    • “ Demystifying Dyslexia - The Challenge and the Gift “By Sonia Weir
  • 69. Who are we missing?
    • “ Entrepreneurs five times more likely to suffer from dyslexia than the average UK citizen.”
    • http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/media/stories/story_8_45816_44300.html Nov 2004
  • 70. Creative students learn differently
  • 71. ALL students learn differently
  • 72. We need …
  • 73. Excellent schools accommodate learning differences.
  • 74. Excellent schools differentiate instruction
  • 75. An auditory learner stuck in a text-only classroom is like Helen Keller stuck in a classroom where the teacher only lectures .
  • 76. Digital Storytelling
    • Script Writer
    • Call Sheets
    • Production Schedule
    • Asst Director
    • Acting
    • Presenting
    • Lighting
    • Flow & movement
    • Camera
    • Editing
    • Lighting
    • Storyboarding
    • Audio Editing
    • Music Selection
    • Sound Capture
    • Scene Scout
    • Scene set up
    • Storyboarding
    • Acting
    • Directing
    • Movie Ideas
    • Vision Casting
    • Reflecting
    • Status Reporting
    • Journal process
    • Ideas
  • 77. Wikis
    • Wiki Composition
    • Writing
    • Research
    • Programming
    • Organizing
    • Widget finding
    • Mentoring
    • Acting
    • Presenting
    • (Get on film)
    • Camera
    • Photography
    • Graphic Design
    • “ looks”
    • Record audio files
    • Audacity editor
    • VoiceThread
    • Animoto
    • Outdoor dig storytlng or photography
    • Maps
    • Environmental research
    • Discussion mgt
    • Cell phone enabled
    • Blogging or pics, twitter
    • Live streaming
    • Reflecting
    • Opinion
    • Reporting on group issues
  • 78. Social Network (Ning)
    • Blogging
    • Forums
    • Administration
    • Organizing Site
    • Linking sharer
    • Acting
    • Presenting
    • (Get on film)
    • Photography
    • Camera Op
    • VoiceThread
    • Animoto
    • Record audio files
    • Audacity editor
    • VoiceThread
    • Animoto
    • Photography
    • Outdoor video
    • Gcast remotely
    • “ Roving” reporter
      • Google Earth
    • Forums
    • Cell phone enabled
    • Blogging or pics
    • Discussion facilitators
    • Reflections
    • Reading & opinion
    • Debates
  • 79. Integrating their Interests
  • 80. The Gordian Knot
  • 81. New Ways to Solve Problems
  • 82. Many Voices for Darfur Project http://stopgenocide.wikispaces.com/
  • 83. Students responded in their way
    • Unblocked facebook and myspace and signed petitions and shared w/ friends
    • Blogged
    • Created Photos
    • Videos to CNN and Fox
    • Called the White House
  • 84.
    • What if the world could see what is happening in Darfur?
    Doodle For Google
  • 85. Give Students Choices!
    • Wiki Assignments with choices
    • Question of the week with choice of text response (blog post),
      • audio response (podcast) or
      • video response (digital storytelling)
  • 86. Technology is our vehicle! But not the ONLY vehicle!
  • 87. Good Teaching is Not Platform dependent
    • Online & Offline
    • Oral & Written
    • Video & Audio
    • One on One & Groups
    • Inside classroom & OUTSIDE!
  • 88. What students want!
    • Leadership
    • Self-Organization
    • Empowerment
    • Meaning
  • 89.  
  • 90. Discernment The Internet is our library of Alexandria and our trash heap.
  • 91. Create Step #6
  • 92. 21 st Century Learning Objectives Blooms Revised Taxonomy
  • 93. Creating Content
  • 94. Student Artifacts
  • 95. Convergence as We Speak http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Chapter+1A+-+The+Digital+Revolution http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Chapter+1A+-+Convergence+As+We+Speak
  • 96. Invent This! http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2007/09/see-my-student-inventions.html
  • 97.  
  • 98. Celebrate Step #7 Presenter Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy
  • 99. Student Summit and Awards Ceremony http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Student+Summit Presenter Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy
  • 100. Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits Presenter Vicki Davis Westwood Schools
  • 101. LACHSA Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits Presenter Vicki Davis Westwood Schools
  • 102. Vienna International School Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits Presenter Vicki Davis Westwood Schools
  • 103. Popcorn Conversations
  • 104.
    • 7 Steps
    • CONNECTION
    • COMMUNICATION
    • CITIZENSHIP
    • CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION
    • CHOICES
    • CREATION
    • CELEBRATION
  • 105. Backchannel Jumps In Here!
  • 106. Why do we still need a Teacher?
  • 107. Obstacles to Learning Stress Lack of Sleep Brain Rules John Medina
  • 108. My most important Teaching Tactic
  • 109. As they enter class Eye contact Call by name
  • 110. My most important Teaching Strategy
  • 111. Finding individual Strengths
  • 112. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Gs02ZmUmE
  • 113.  
  • 114. Secret:
  • 115. Secret: Paul Potts is you & me!
  • 116. Pick your Big Three Share in the Backchannel
  • 117. Don’t change me!
  • 118. http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/