Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 1!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > A...
Move to global collaboration, one step at a time.F L A TCL A S S R OOMB OOK CL U BInternational Studies Schools NetworkFla...
M A R CH 15 - M A Y 3 1, 2 0 12Read the Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds book, participatein live online discussions ...
White Board Tools• Find the vertical bar of icons• Click the sunburst, 2nd from top• Click the map to place it where you a...
Chat• Type something in the chat: what schoolyou’re with, what your role in your school is,what time it is for you, what y...
Have you had Spring Break yet?= Yes!= No.= I’m on Spring Break right now!
Practice Using the Mic• Raise your hand• When you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause sligh...
Monday, March 19, 2012
Essential Questions: Chapter 1• Is it possible to have an excellenteducation without globalcollaboration? Why or why not?•...
Essential Questions: Chapter 2• Do you know someone who hasalready collaborated on a globalbasis? What do they say aboutth...
Essential Questions: Chapter 2• How can constructivism and/orconnectivism influence andsupport curriculum and pedagogyin a...
Resources• Companion website:www.flatclassroombook.com• Projects:www.flatclassroomproject.net• Meeting room:tinyurl.com/is...
Next MeetingTues., March 27Same timeSame placeHomework: Read Chapter 3Step 1 – ConnectionFlat Classroom Challenges 1, 2 & ...
Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 2:Connection!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools ...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
White Board Tools: Drawing• Find the vertical bar of icons• Select the square tool; it’s the 6th one down• Click the map t...
Chat• Type something in the chat!• To respond to someone else, use the @Nameconvention • Suggestions:– Reconnect with peo...
Practice Using the Mic• Raise your hand• When you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause sligh...
7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create...
Essential Questions: Chapter 3• Describe your learningpathway for this course ofstudy.• What are pull technologies?Do you ...
Surround Yourself with the Best, p. 34“The next best thing to beingwise oneself if to live in acircle of those who are.”~C...
Pull Learning, p. 36“Pull is the ability to attractpeople and resources to youthat are relevant and valuable,even if you w...
Pull Tech #1: The RSS Reader• iGoogle or Netvibes• Google Reader• PLN, CMP, BMP• Search Twitter (for #flatclass and #flatI...
Other Pull Technologies2. eBook Readers and Tablet Devices3. Handheld Devices and Mobile Phones4. Social Bookmarking5. Joi...
Chapter 3 ChallengesChallenge 1:Set up your RSS readerChallenge 2:Set up your blogChallenge 3:Connect and reflect
Next MeetingWed., April 4thHomework: Read Chapter 4Step 2 – CommunicationFlat Classroom Challenges 4 & 5Tag blog posts & t...
Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 3:Communication!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underToo...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create...
Communications in the 21st Century
Context and Emotion inTechnological Communications, p. 65
5th Annual ConferencePathwaysto GlobalCompetenceNew York CityMarriott at the Brooklyn BridgeJune 29-30, 2012As the world c...
“Needles and haystacks and such.”Indexed by Jessica Hageyhttp://thisisindexed.com/2009/10/needles-and-haystacks-and-such/
White Board Tools: Text Box• Find the vertical bar of icons• Select the text box tool; it’s the 4th one down• Click and dr...
Reminders about Using the Mic• If someone else is speaking, raise your hand• If no one is speaking, or you are #1, click “...
Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• F...
Small Group DiscussionEssential Questions: Chapter 4• What are the characteristicsof teachers who are able tocollaborate g...
Whole Group DiscussionEssential Question: Chapter 4• How can teachers facilitatedevelopment of studentcommunities of pract...
“Our Digital Landscape, Revision 2”CC by Wesley Fryer on FlickrModified with thoughts on "Knowing, Participating and Livin...
Next MeetingThurs., April12thHomework: Read Chapter 5Step 3 – CitizenshipFlat Classroom Challenges 6 & 7Tag blog posts & t...
Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 4:Citizenship!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools...
Revised ScheduleNext Meeting Thurs., April 19th
Thursday, April 12, 2012
7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create...
Essential Questions from Ch. 5, p. 121• How do the areas ofawareness impact digitalcitizenship?• What are some commondigit...
Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• F...
Revised ScheduleNext MeetingThurs., April19thHomework: Read Chapter 6Step 4 – Contribution & CollaborationFlat Classroom C...
Mark Your Calendar!• Monday, April 23rdat 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern• Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davison Flattening Classrooms• F...
Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 5:Contribution &Collaboration!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup W...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create...
Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• F...
Reminders about Using the Mic• If someone else is speaking, raise your hand• If no one is speaking, or you are #1, click “...
Discussion Topics from Chapter 61. Breaking away from 90-9-12. Receive, read and respond3. Jumpstarting contribution4. Col...
Breaking away from 90-9-1“A formula for online socialnetworking . . . Reveals that 90percent of communitymembers watch and...
Receive, read and respond“If one doesn’t respond or isnot present online, this isviewed as not existing at all!”p. 128
Jumpstarting contribution“If you want effectivecontribution from students,you must put in place thetools, expectations, di...
Collaboration challenges“Don’t be a nonresponder! Ina professional learningcommunity, responses are theglue that holds rel...
The power of peer review“Peer review is a powerfulmotivator for studentengagement, on both sides ofthe process.” p. 142
Student contribution“Never underestimate . . . Theability of students toeffectively and efficiently takecharge.” p. 145
Next MeetingTues., May 1stHomework: Read Chapter 7Step 5 – ChoiceFlat Classroom Challenge 10Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatI...
Mark Your Calendar!• Monday, April 23rdat 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern• Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davison Flattening Classrooms• F...
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  1. 1. Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 1!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
  2. 2. Move to global collaboration, one step at a time.F L A TCL A S S R OOMB OOK CL U BInternational Studies Schools NetworkFlattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds is aterrific guide ... on how the networkedworld can be used for cooperative learningthat can enrich education and empowerstudents. -Thomas L. FriedmanInsightful, innovative, and practical, thisbook is a must read for any educatorinterested in preparing competent globalcitizens. -Dr. Yong ZhaoIn a hyperconnected world, its imperativethat students gain deep, rich understand-ings of other peoples and places. This bookdemonstrates in concrete detail how everyclassroom can be a global classroom.-Dr. Scott McLeod
  3. 3. M A R CH 15 - M A Y 3 1, 2 0 12Read the Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds book, participatein live online discussions each week, and learn the seven steps toflatten your classroom. Complete the Flat Classroom 15challenge-based professional development, all while connecting,communicating, and collaborating with your ISSN colleagues andother globally minded teachers around the world.To learn more, visit http://flatclassroombook.com.Questions? Email honor.moorman@gmail.com.REGISTER BY MARCH 1: www.tiny.cc/issnflatclassB OOK CL U BIn a hyperconnected world, its imperativethat students gain deep, rich understand-ings of other peoples and places. This bookdemonstrates in concrete detail how everyclassroom can be a global classroom.-Dr. Scott McLeodTM
  4. 4. White Board Tools• Find the vertical bar of icons• Click the sunburst, 2nd from top• Click the map to place it where you are• Advanced: double click the sunburst• Select a new icon to place on a location ofsignificance to you
  5. 5. Chat• Type something in the chat: what schoolyou’re with, what your role in your school is,what time it is for you, what you had fordinner, etc.• Respond to someone else’s comment usingthe @Name convention
  6. 6. Have you had Spring Break yet?= Yes!= No.= I’m on Spring Break right now!
  7. 7. Practice Using the Mic• Raise your hand• When you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause slightly before speaking & speak slowly• When you are finished, click “Talk” again tohang up the mic!• Put your hand down 
  8. 8. Monday, March 19, 2012
  9. 9. Essential Questions: Chapter 1• Is it possible to have an excellenteducation without globalcollaboration? Why or why not?• What does a modern globalcollaborative classroom look like?• How has global collaboration ineducation changed through theyears?• What are the challenges ofembedding global collaboration inthe classroom?
  10. 10. Essential Questions: Chapter 2• Do you know someone who hasalready collaborated on a globalbasis? What do they say abouttheir experience?• What are the risks to a globalcollaborative curriculum that doesnot evolve?• In what ways can flattening yourclassroom positively impact onlearning for all?
  11. 11. Essential Questions: Chapter 2• How can constructivism and/orconnectivism influence andsupport curriculum and pedagogyin a flattened learning mode?• What is ethnocentrism? How doesit impact society?
  12. 12. Resources• Companion website:www.flatclassroombook.com• Projects:www.flatclassroomproject.net• Meeting room:tinyurl.com/issnflatclass• Calendar:tinyurl.com/issnflatcalendar
  13. 13. Next MeetingTues., March 27Same timeSame placeHomework: Read Chapter 3Step 1 – ConnectionFlat Classroom Challenges 1, 2 & 3Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatISSN
  14. 14. Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 2:Connection!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
  15. 15. Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  16. 16. White Board Tools: Drawing• Find the vertical bar of icons• Select the square tool; it’s the 6th one down• Click the map to draw a square around yourfavorite location you’ve visited• Double-click the square tool to change it to acircle• Click the map to place the circle on a locationyou’d like to visit
  17. 17. Chat• Type something in the chat!• To respond to someone else, use the @Nameconvention • Suggestions:– Reconnect with people from last week– Welcome new participants to the group– Tell us how your day/week is going
  18. 18. Practice Using the Mic• Raise your hand• When you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause slightly before speaking & speak slowly• When you are finished, click “Talk” again tohang up the mic!• Put your hand down 
  19. 19. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create7 • Celebrate
  20. 20. Essential Questions: Chapter 3• Describe your learningpathway for this course ofstudy.• What are pull technologies?Do you have an example ofserendipitous learningexperience to share?• Can teacherpreneurs andstandards coexist? How?
  21. 21. Surround Yourself with the Best, p. 34“The next best thing to beingwise oneself if to live in acircle of those who are.”~C.S. Lewis
  22. 22. Pull Learning, p. 36“Pull is the ability to attractpeople and resources to youthat are relevant and valuable,even if you were not evenaware before that theyexisted.”from The Power of Pullby Hagel, Brown & Davison
  23. 23. Pull Tech #1: The RSS Reader• iGoogle or Netvibes• Google Reader• PLN, CMP, BMP• Search Twitter (for #flatclass and #flatISSN)
  24. 24. Other Pull Technologies2. eBook Readers and Tablet Devices3. Handheld Devices and Mobile Phones4. Social Bookmarking5. Joining Online Webinars, Conferences, andTwitter6. Engage with Networking Organizations7. Location Based Apps
  25. 25. Chapter 3 ChallengesChallenge 1:Set up your RSS readerChallenge 2:Set up your blogChallenge 3:Connect and reflect
  26. 26. Next MeetingWed., April 4thHomework: Read Chapter 4Step 2 – CommunicationFlat Classroom Challenges 4 & 5Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatISSN
  27. 27. Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 3:Communication!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
  28. 28. Wednesday, April 4, 2012
  29. 29. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create7 • Celebrate
  30. 30. Communications in the 21st Century
  31. 31. Context and Emotion inTechnological Communications, p. 65
  32. 32. 5th Annual ConferencePathwaysto GlobalCompetenceNew York CityMarriott at the Brooklyn BridgeJune 29-30, 2012As the world changes rapidly, students need to graduatefrom school college ready and globally competent: theyare prepared to compete, connect, and cooperate withtheir generation around the world.Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning is connectingeducators, business leaders, and policymakersfrom around the world to share best practices, buildpartnerships, and advance policies to ensure all studentsare prepared for the global 21st century.InnovateLearn how to create world-class learning experiences byusing new tools and techniques to engage, motivate, andprepare students for a global age.ExperienceTransform a global city into a global classroom by creativelymodeling an experiential learning trip in New York City, a worldcapital of arts and culture.AchieveMeasure results and accelerate student achievementthrough curriculm design and assessment pr actices thatmotivate today’s students.EngageMeet fellow practitioners and policy makers to networkand create new and exciting oppor tunities for students,centered on global competence and college and careerreadiness.Join us!www.asiasociety.org/ pglconferenceWhat do youthink abouthaving aface-to-faceFlatISSNget togetherat the summerinstitute?
  33. 33. “Needles and haystacks and such.”Indexed by Jessica Hageyhttp://thisisindexed.com/2009/10/needles-and-haystacks-and-such/
  34. 34. White Board Tools: Text Box• Find the vertical bar of icons• Select the text box tool; it’s the 4th one down• Click and drag to create a text box• Choose the font, size, and color to reflect yourpersonality• Type your name, role, school, and location
  35. 35. Reminders about Using the Mic• If someone else is speaking, raise your hand• If no one is speaking, or you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause slightly before speaking & speak slowly• When you are finished, click “Talk” again tohang up the mic!• If you had your hand up, put it down 
  36. 36. Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• Facilitator• Timekeeper• Note-taker• Hyperlinker• ReporterPlease start with a handshake:• Take turns greeting the group on the mic• If you don’t have a mic, let everyone know in the chat
  37. 37. Small Group DiscussionEssential Questions: Chapter 4• What are the characteristicsof teachers who are able tocollaborate globally over anextended period of time?• How does teachersourcingwork in global collaborationprojects?
  38. 38. Whole Group DiscussionEssential Question: Chapter 4• How can teachers facilitatedevelopment of studentcommunities of practicethat help a project succeed?
  39. 39. “Our Digital Landscape, Revision 2”CC by Wesley Fryer on FlickrModified with thoughts on "Knowing, Participating and Living" by Christopher Harris.For his thoughts on this, see his post "Beyond the digital native / immigrant dichotomy."
  40. 40. Next MeetingThurs., April12thHomework: Read Chapter 5Step 3 – CitizenshipFlat Classroom Challenges 6 & 7Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatISSN
  41. 41. Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 4:Citizenship!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
  42. 42. Revised ScheduleNext Meeting Thurs., April 19th
  43. 43. Thursday, April 12, 2012
  44. 44. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create7 • Celebrate
  45. 45. Essential Questions from Ch. 5, p. 121• How do the areas ofawareness impact digitalcitizenship?• What are some commondigital citizenship issues incollaborative projects? Howshould teachers handleproblems when theyhappen?
  46. 46. Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• Facilitator• Timekeeper• Note-taker• Hyperlinker• ReporterPlease start with a handshake:• Take turns greeting the group on the mic• Volunteer to take on roles & offer topics for discussion
  47. 47. Revised ScheduleNext MeetingThurs., April19thHomework: Read Chapter 6Step 4 – Contribution & CollaborationFlat Classroom Challenges 8 & 9Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatISSN
  48. 48. Mark Your Calendar!• Monday, April 23rdat 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern• Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davison Flattening Classrooms• Future of Education interview series,hosted by Steve Hargadon• Watch for details at futureofeducation.comor stevehargadon.com
  49. 49. Hi, EveryoneWelcome toFlatISSNWeek 5:Contribution &Collaboration!While we’re waiting to begin, pleaseuse the Audio Setup Wizard underTools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard
  50. 50. Thursday, April 19, 2012
  51. 51. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1 • Connect2 • Communicate3 • Citizenship4 • Contribute & Collaborate5 • Choice6 • Create7 • Celebrate
  52. 52. Small Group DiscussionsProposed Norms• Participate/contribute• Step up/take risks• Step back/make roomRecommended Roles• Facilitator• Timekeeper• Note-taker• Hyperlinker• ReporterPlease start with a handshake:• Take turns greeting the group on the mic• If you don’t have a mic, let everyone know in the chat
  53. 53. Reminders about Using the Mic• If someone else is speaking, raise your hand• If no one is speaking, or you are #1, click “Talk”• When you see the blue mic, you are on• Pause slightly before speaking & speak slowly• When you are finished, click “Talk” again tohang up the mic!• If you had your hand up, put it down 
  54. 54. Discussion Topics from Chapter 61. Breaking away from 90-9-12. Receive, read and respond3. Jumpstarting contribution4. Collaboration challenges5. The power of peer review6. Student contribution*Topics and quotes are borrowed from the Flat Classroom Global BookClub being hosted by Ben and Neil from Engaging Educators,engagingeducators.com
  55. 55. Breaking away from 90-9-1“A formula for online socialnetworking . . . Reveals that 90percent of communitymembers watch and do notactively participate, 9 percentshow some activity, and only 1percent creates or contributescontent.” p. 128
  56. 56. Receive, read and respond“If one doesn’t respond or isnot present online, this isviewed as not existing at all!”p. 128
  57. 57. Jumpstarting contribution“If you want effectivecontribution from students,you must put in place thetools, expectations, digitalfootprint expectations, andthe online communicationinfrastructure.” p. 133
  58. 58. Collaboration challenges“Don’t be a nonresponder! Ina professional learningcommunity, responses are theglue that holds relationshipstogether.” p. 136
  59. 59. The power of peer review“Peer review is a powerfulmotivator for studentengagement, on both sides ofthe process.” p. 142
  60. 60. Student contribution“Never underestimate . . . Theability of students toeffectively and efficiently takecharge.” p. 145
  61. 61. Next MeetingTues., May 1stHomework: Read Chapter 7Step 5 – ChoiceFlat Classroom Challenge 10Tag blog posts & tweets #FlatISSN
  62. 62. Mark Your Calendar!• Monday, April 23rdat 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern• Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davison Flattening Classrooms• Future of Education interview series,hosted by Steve Hargadon• Watch for details at futureofeducation.comor stevehargadon.com
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