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The brief overview of the Flat Classroom project as shared at princeton University

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  • Flat Classroom Project http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    • Vicki Davis, Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA
    • Teacher, IT Director
    Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools
  • Teacher
  • Blogger
  • Co-Founder
  • Webcaster
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  • Research Based Best Practices
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Project Based Learning
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  • Taking IT Global Collaborative Project Contest First Place 2007 ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award Winner 2007
  • Flat Classroom http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com Winner: ISTE’s Online Learning Award 2007 Taking IT Global Best Online Project 2006 Featured in: Thomas Friedman’s Book The World is Flat P 501-503
  • Horizon Project
  • 7 countries
  • Horizon Project http:// horizonproject.wikispaces.com http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com
  • 400 + students
  • Let’s join our student’s together from the ‘other side of the flat world’ And the result has fundamentally changed the way we as individual educators approach what we do in the classroom….. how we do it…..and who we do it with……
  • What does a flat classroom look like?
  • TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
    • Synchronous
    • Definition: at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Instant Messaging
      • Voice over IP (Skype)
      • Video Conferencing
      • Face to Face Interactions
      • Webcasts
      • Webinars
    • Asynchronous
    • Definition: NOT at the same time
    • Examples:
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Podcasts
      • Virtual classroom recordings
      • Recorded Video
  • 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 asynchronous communications
  • Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
  • Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
  • Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki)
  • 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
  • Principle The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
    • 10
    • “ FLATTENERS” leveling the world
  • 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)
  • 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 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
  • Student Produced Video
  • Collaborative Group Wiki
  • Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  • Tools Used
    • Elluminate
    • Ning (private areas for teachers)
    • IM
    • Skype
    • Twitter
    • Wiki
    • E-mail
    • Wikipedia
    • Meebo
    • Second Life
    • Facebook!
    • Flickr
    • YouTube
    • Teacher Tube
    • Google Video
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts (Evoca)
    • Odeo
    • Slideshare
    • PhotoStory
    • MovieMaker
    • Clustrmap
    • Grazr
  • Links
    • http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com
    • http://horizonproject2008.ning.com
    • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
    • http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com
  • ISTE Nets™ Standards
    • 4. Technology communications tools
      • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
      • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
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  • This precious isn’t evil.
  • Tools are Morally Neutral
  • Is a cupcake good?
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  • Ban Cupcakes!
  • Cell Phones
  • iPods
  • Online Videos
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  • Other Dangerous Weapons
  • The most dangerous weapon ever invented
    • 2 choices:
    • Remove the obstacle.
    • Be the obstacle.
  • Don’t change me!