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Create the Future Opening: Julie


Some slides use to open the Create the Future Workshop at BISS January 2010 …

Some slides use to open the Create the Future Workshop at BISS January 2010

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  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.
  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.
  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.


  • 1. Create the Future
    Beijing (BISS) International School
    January 2010
    Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay
  • 2. Welcome and Introductions
    50+ Participants
    8 Schools: BISS, IST, YCIS-B, ShekouInt’l, SSIS, WAB, TEDA, SSIS Saigon
    PD Coordinator at BISS: Allison White (food)
    IT Manager at BISS: Louis Lim (network)
    Presenters: Kim Cofino, Julie Lindsay
  • 3. Backchannel
    “a live chat that accompanies a live presentation or workshop”
  • 4. Google Jockey
    A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
  • 5. Backchannel Moderator
    A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation.
  • 6. Backchannel Netiquette
    Answer with @
    Be yourself but not a fake
    Be a link dropper
    Be up front about self promotion
    teachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers.
    julielindsay: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at– I also love Jo McLeay’s at….
  • 7. Our Backchannel Today
  • 8. Join the Workshop Wiki
    Go to and join
    Go to and join
  • 9. Project Challenge: Opening Up Education
  • 10. The World Is OpenWE-ALL-LEARN
    Quote from Curtis Bonk:
    “It is in this age [of web tools] that millions, if not billions of people can read, define, and share a new idea or opinion. Such collaborations will undoubtedly result in a wave of innovations and inventions not before possible. Creativity for the masses, by the masses”
    The World is Open, Pg 36
  • 11. Collaboration
    The World is Flat (Friedman)
    collaboration leads to economic competitiveness
    Globalization 3.0 allows individuals to participate, pool knowledge skills and ides and create new product
    Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Tapscott)
    The power of emerging collaborative technologies such as the wiki
  • 12. “Our learning futures rest not only on the realization that collaboration is not simply an empowering engine for economic expansion made possible by Globalization 3.0, but also the gains in education that underpin the economic ones”The World is Open, pg 273
  • 13. The Challenge …………..
    To create a ‘new’ lesson or assignment or project that opens new opportunities and ‘flattens’ the classroom walls through local or global collaboration, and is scaffolded by emerging technologies.
  • 14. The Process
    Discuss, reflect in teams
    Explore new tools and methods
    Imagine the future
    Create new learning experiences
    Pitch team ideas for feedback
    Refine ideas
    Team presentation, use of multimedia
    “Learn by doing……let’s CREATE the future not just talk about it!”
  • 15. Workshop Housekeeping
    Schedule on the wiki
    TEAMS x 10
    Breakout Sessions: A, B, C and D
    2 x Groups:
    Collaborators: Odd number teams (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
    Communicators: Even number teams (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • 16. How we live - Play
    According to Dan Pink I “A Whole New Mind”,
    “… is becoming an important part of work, business and personal well-being, it’s importance manifesting itself in three ways: games, humor and joyfulness”
    pg 188
  • 17. DigiDollars!
    Each participant receives FIVE digidollars
    Julie and Kim have more to give out!
    You can keep these yourself or give them away to those who do or say something you admire
    Put your name and school on the digidollar and place in the bin of the ‘prize’ you wish to win
    Prizes drawn at closing session