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    • Flattening the Classroom
    • Five Phases to Flatten a Classroom
    • River East Collegiate – TVI Project2009 – 2010
      What is Flattening the Classroom? Purpose?
      Facets of thinking (structure vs open)
      Communication
      Cultural
      Technological
      Technical Vocational Initiative
      proposal - jump in, not always knowing all of the facetse.g., what tools to download which require permissions
      Three teachers to be certified at the Google Teacher Academy
      Inter-Curricular
      Several global schools
      UNESCO school – Rowanda
      Australia (?)
      Other (?)
    • The INTRA-connected ClassroomStep 1
      Blog
      Instant Messaging and Skyping
      Intra-class
      Teaching appropriate behaviour – difference between using electronic media and understanding appropriate behaviour
      Being a professional student – behaviour takes time and vigilance
      Video and audio Skype each other
      Wiki
      Intra-class collaboration
    • The INTER-Connected ClassroomStep 2
      Blog
      Inter-class projects and collaboration – wiki
      Asynchronous communications – sharing videos, photos, blogging, and more where students must respond and communicate on a topic – Google Reader (RSS), Google Maps
      Helps students understand that they are working with real people
      Transitions students to a fully online project
    • Flat Classroom: Many to One Connection AND One to Many Connections with Teacher DirectionStep 3
      Teacher demonstrates appropriate behaviour
      Presenting to another location via Skype
      Interaction with an expert via wiki
      Connecting to others through sharing their work with others – sense of global audience
      Public blogs
    • Podcast using Audacity and Jing Map Capture
    • Flat Classroom: Many to Many with Teacher ManagementStep 4
      Collaborate Writing and Editing
      Involvement of experts and other educators – provides rich, diverse global audience and feedback
      RSS readers and customized learning spaces
      Instructions delivered via wiki – they use their RSS reader (Google reader)
      Digital Storytelling – outsourcing part of their video to a partner in another location
    • Flat Classroom: Many to Many Connections with STUDENT ManagementStep 5
      Student self-management and organization
      Students manage the teams
    • Emerging Technologies Project Summary
      Purpose: to outline and describe the project to students, administration, staff, and other participants
      Tools:
      Powerpoint 2007, SmartArt
      YouTube, illustrate with a video – podcasting
      Link to my blog, wiki
      Podcast, using Jing and Audacity to illustrate Google Maps
      Link to Google Reader, RSS feeds
      Slideshare, also uploaded to delicious