1. Do you Co-Create at theElementary Level?Flat Classrooms Do!Julie Lindsay – Director, Flat Classroom® Projects…with Flat Classroom Teachers!flatclassroomproject.net#flatclass
2. Three Parts to Presentation1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
3. • 1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom
4. Fla$ened Classroom Blended Learning Challenge-‐based Project-‐based Flipped Inquiry-‐based The Flat Classroom is Holis0c
5. The ‘ﬂat classroom’ is a pedagogy supported by technology h$p://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/5617505546/
6. What is ‘Collaboration’? Something we do already
7. Partnership for 21st Century Skills h$p://www.p21.org/overview
8. P21C Skills CommunicaTon & CollaboraTon Communicate Clearly • ArTculate thoughts and ideas eﬀecTvely using oral, wri$en and nonverbal communicaTon skills in a variety of forms and contexts • Listen eﬀecTvely to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, aZtudes and intenTons • Use communicaTon for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, moTvate and persuade) • UTlize mulTple media and technologies, and know how to judge their eﬀecTveness a priori as well as assess their impact • Communicate eﬀecTvely in diverse environments (including mulT-‐lingual) Collaborate with Others • Demonstrate ability to work eﬀecTvely and respec`ully with diverse teams • Exercise ﬂexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal • Assume shared responsibility for collaboraTve work, and value the individual contribuTons made by each team member h$p://www.p21.org/overview
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11. Why Global Collaboration? Global competency InternaTonal mindedness Cultural awareness GlocalisaTon! The cross-‐cultural skills and understanding needed to communicate outside one’s environment and to act on issues of global signiﬁcance.
12. De5ining the Global Collaborative Classroom A classroom that is: • connected • engages with mul0ple audiences • engages with diverse resources, and tools • creates authen0c, collabora0ve learning outcomes.
13. Challenges of Embedding Global Collaboration Going Beyond the ‘Wow’ Engaging learners and leaders Shieing tradiTonal pedagogies Having realisTc expectaTons
14. • 2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success
27. Choices for diﬀerent learning styles http://k-2buildingbridges.blogspot.com/2012/04/voicethread-sharing.html
28. Step 6 - CreationTo be able toCreate is a21CLearningObjective
29. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
30. From Create To Co-‐create Challenge yourself……….
31. Co-creating a Popplet with students around the globe.Robyn Thiessen - Vancouver, B.C.
32. Step 7:Celebration
33. CelebrateNew friends and achievementsReflect and evaluateA sense of accomplishmentMaking the world a better placeEnhanced cultural understanding
34. • Flat Classroom Projects for Elementary Level
35. ‘A Week in the Life…’ A Flat Classroom® Project for Elementary School students Grades 3-‐5, age 8-‐10
36. Essen0al ques0ons which will be answered as part of the project • What are the similari0es and diﬀerences among children around the world? • How can we connect with each other through our commonali0es? • How does your geography where you live impact your topic?
37. 1. Do some research on a week in the life of children in your school around these NINE topics: • School 0me • Languages • Clothing • Housing • Transporta0on • Leisure 0me • Holidays • Celebra0on • Environment
38. 2. Collect mul0media and share with team members • Mul0media choices: video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc. • Share mul0media online via team wiki pages • Discuss diﬀerences and similari0es between mul0media
39. 3. Complete a ﬁnal project demonstra0ng your informa0on to the rest of the group. • Each classroom will be responsible to assemble a number of team projects • Upload ﬁnished projects to the wiki • View all the group projects and compare and contrast the results.
40. Project Tools -‐ Students • Edmodo – Our ‘social’ educaTonal network – Students in teams – ‘Handhake’ – introducTons – Share ideas, converse, solve problems • Wikispaces -‐ Our collaboraTve working area – Co-‐create wiki pages with material share for each topic • Other Web 2.0 tools
41. Workﬂow AWL – Part 1 Mul0media Collec0on Wiki, Edmodo Sharing raw mulTmedia Team Forma0on Edmodo Organize by Teams In Teams, individual handshake Classroom Handshake Edmodo Join the AWL 12-‐2, Class Handshake, teachers’ comment, interact
43. AIM: TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING OF LIFEBEYOND THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT ANDALSO BUILD COMMUNITY THROUGH REGULARCONNECTION AND COLLABORATION AND BYSHARING BETWEEN CLASSROOMS.BUILDING BRIDGES TO TOMORROW
44. TO CONNECT CLASSROOMS AROUND THEWORLD IN MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS ANDCOLLABORATIONS AND TO SHOW THAT CO-CREATION OF IDEAS AND PRODUCTS ISPOSSIBLE AT THIS LEVEL OF EDUCATIONOUR CHALLENGE:
45. CREATING THE HANDSHAKE¢ Handshake phase In your groups of 5-6 reach out and ‘shake hands’over the next week. Share this handshake experience with the rest of usvia the wiki and Ning¢ Tools for the handshake? You decide! Skype? Google Earth? Another Web 2.0 multimedia tool? Share ideas and surprise us
46. Essen0al ques0ons which will be answered as part of the project • Can very young students eﬀecTvely connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global project? • What does this look like? • What products can students in mixed classroom teams co-‐create? • What acTviTes and structure can we design and implement to scaﬀold this collaboraTon?
47. 1. There are 7 possible topics: 1. How We Play, 2. CelebraTng Together, 3. Going to School, 4. Part of a Family, 5. Making a Meal, 6. Sharing Stories, 7. The View from the Window (landscape, geography) – Everyone does this
48. 2. Collect mul0media and share with team members • Mul0media choices: video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc. • Share mul0media online via team wiki pages • Discuss diﬀerences and similari0es between mul0media
49. 3. Complete a ﬁnal project demonstra0ng your informa0on to the rest of the group. • Each classroom will be responsible to assemble a number of team projects • Upload ﬁnished projects to the wiki • View all the group projects and compare and contrast the results.
50. PROPOSED OUTCOMES¢ Co-created product from mixed classrooms¢ E-Book creation - to be shared via avariety of devices¢ Multimedia product eg Voicethread,Glogster (Gr 3-5 project use these)¢ Parent/school presentation - schoolassembly? Parent conference session?Open classroom?
51. Workﬂow K-‐2 Building Bridges Mul0media Collec0on Wiki Sharing raw mulTmedia Organising into communicaTon format Team Forma0on MulTmedia and Individual handshakes Organize Topics Select Tools, Plan collaboraTon Classroom Handshake Teacher Ning Join the K-‐2 12-‐2 Wiki Class Handshakes
52. • 3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
53. Our Flat ClassroomProjectsOur school, Forest Ridge Academy, is locatedin Schererville, Indiana, USA.Several of our classes participated in globalprojects this year. They were exciting,educational, and most of all fun!A Week in the LifeTeacher Deb Heinz
54. A Week in the Life Skype5th graders atStone OakElementaryskyping withstudents atBlakelyElementarySpeaker: Cindy Glenn
55. A Week in the Life Project 2013-1
56. A Week in the Life 2013-1 Animal Facts Group
57. AWL – Mystery Handshakes
58. AWL – Mystery Handshakes
59. AWL – Mystery Handshakes
60. AWL – Student Summits
61. Speaker: Toni Barton
62. K-‐2 Teacher Web 2.0 Smackdown • You believe global collaboraTon has a place in your classroom • You want to improve digital ciTzenship and cultural understanding • You want to foster global competency amongst students and teachers • You have some digital ﬂuency and access to digital tools • You want to use tools and skills in meaningful ways to connect with others and learn together
63. Building Bridgeshttp://eagleeyecamera.wikispaces.com/Teachers and Students connected globallywhile following journey of two eaglets.Aaron Maurer - email@example.com
64. Building BridgesThis collaborative iBook was created by Grade1 and Kindergarten students from Bandung,Indonesia, Borneo, Indonesia and BCCanada.Created by @jasongraham99, @mauimickeyand @B_sheridanSpeaker: Jason Graham
65. Building Bridges
66. Building Bridges
67. Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College Australia h$p://www.murcha.wordpress.com @murcha
68. Building Bridges – Fran Siracusa
69. K-‐2 Handshakes • From Japan • From Texas
70. Handshake from Chennai, India
71. Building BridgesWoodmen-RobertsElementaryused iMovieto tell othersabout ourWeather
72. Digitween SkypeCatalyst Charter Middle SchoolSkyped with Hewitt Trusseville Middle SchoolDigitween 12-2Speaker: Sandy Wisneski
73. Eracism - Bracket A"The use of Facebook by students around the world to communicate with one anotherdoes more harm than good."Students participating in Bracket A are 11 and 12 years old.Click on the images to hear the debates.
75. Theresa Allen – Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and Project Manager