My Seatmate Lives In China Gaetc Nov 2007 Touploadversion


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In days when the media polarizes nations, this high school teacher has seen greater cultural understanding and technical proficiency through Global Collaborative Projects such as the Horizon Projec tand the Flat Classroom Project. Find out how it's done, why it's beneficial and where she predicts such projects need to go in the future. (Winner ISTE's Award for Best Online Learning Project 2007)

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    1. 1. The imperative for global collaborative projects If you have a gmail account – sign in. The go to Click on the Google presentation Join in the backchannel
    2. 2. What is a flat classroom? <ul><li>Flat Classroom Project – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    3. 3. ISTE SIGTel TeleLearning Award 1st place 2007 2006 Edublog Award Best Wiki Teach Global Taking IT Global Best Online Project 2007
    4. 4. Teach Global “ 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
    5. 5. Teach Global Flat Classrom Project
    6. 6. Teach Global Horizon Project
    7. 8. Observers (Judges, Researchers, Press, Ning)
    8. 9. 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>Teach Global
    9. 10. <ul><li>40,000+ hits ● 109 pages ● 58 students (5 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>48 videos ● 6 peer review classrooms (5 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>9 TOTAL Countries represented </li></ul>
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    12. 13. 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
    13. 14. Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
    14. 16. Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
    15. 19. <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>Online Existence
    16. 20. The Inner Game of Tennis
    17. 21. Remove the obstacle. (p) Be the obstacle. (i)
    18. 22. 05/28/09
    19. 23. CONNECT Step #1
    20. 24. Step 1A: Connect yourself <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get an RSS Reader - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen in – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K12 online – </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 25. The Connection Function <ul><li>“ Your Friends are Your Filter.” </li></ul>
    22. 26. My bookmarks <ul><li> </li></ul>
    23. 27. 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>
    24. 28. 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>
    25. 29. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Do It Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Private peek into Flat Classroom Ning </li></ul></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>
    26. 30. CREATE Step #2
    27. 31. 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>
    28. 32. Step 2: 5 Creation Ideas <ul><li>Start Blogging (see my session this afternoon) </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>Try something new!!! </li></ul>
    29. 33. COMMUNICATE Step #3
    30. 34. Step 3: Communicate <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>
    31. 35. CHARACTER Step #4 The Desk – The platform of values
    32. 36. Step #4: Character <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
    33. 37. TEACH INTUITIVE LEARNING Step #5 © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
    34. 38. Intuitive Learning Cycle © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
    35. 39. CARE Step #6
    36. 40. 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>
    37. 41. CHOICE Step #7
    38. 42. 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>
    39. 43. INDIVIDUALITY Don’t Forget
    40. 44. 05/28/09