Do you co create at the elementary level- flat classrooms do!

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Do you co create at the elementary level- flat classrooms do!

  1. 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. 2. Three Parts to Presentation1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
  3. 3. • 1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom
  4. 4. Fla$ened  Classroom  Blended  Learning  Challenge-­‐based  Project-­‐based  Flipped  Inquiry-­‐based  The  Flat  Classroom  is  Holis0c  
  5. 5. The  ‘flat  classroom’  is  a  pedagogy  supported  by  technology    h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/5617505546/  
  6. 6. What  is  ‘Collaboration’?  Something  we  do  already  
  7. 7. Partnership  for  21st  Century  Skills  h$p://www.p21.org/overview  
  8. 8. P21C  Skills  CommunicaTon  &  CollaboraTon  Communicate  Clearly  •  ArTculate  thoughts  and  ideas  effecTvely  using  oral,  wri$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$p://www.p21.org/overview  
  9. 9. ISTE  NETS.S  
  10. 10. ISTE  NETS.T  
  11. 11. Why  Global  Collaboration?  Global  competency  InternaTonal  mindedness  Cultural  awareness  GlocalisaTon!  The  cross-­‐cultural  skills  and  understanding  needed  to  communicate  outside  one’s  environment  and  to  act  on  issues  of  global  significance.  
  12. 12. De5ining  the  Global  Collaborative  Classroom  A  classroom  that  is:  •  connected  •  engages  with  mul0ple  audiences  •  engages  with  diverse  resources,  and  tools  •  creates  authen0c,  collabora0ve  learning  outcomes.    
  13. 13. Challenges  of  Embedding  Global  Collaboration  Going  Beyond  the  ‘Wow’  Engaging  learners  and  leaders  Shieing  tradiTonal  pedagogies  Having  realisTc  expectaTons  
  14. 14. • 2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success
  15. 15. 7 Steps1. CONNECTION2. COMMUNICATION3. CITIZENSHIP4. CONTRIBUTION &COLLABORATION5.CHOICE6.CREATION7.CELEBRATION
  16. 16. Step 1Connectionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  17. 17. ConnectionTaxonomy©  Vicki  Davis  and  Julie  Lindsay,  ‘Fla$ening  Classrooms,  Engaging  Minds’.  Pg  55  
  18. 18. Step  2  Communica0on  h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248  
  19. 19. Teacher  MeeTngs  
  20. 20. Step  3  -­‐  Ci0zenship  
  21. 21. ©  Vicki  Davis  and  Julie  Lindsay  2011  
  22. 22. Step 4 -Contribution andCollaboration
  23. 23. Technopersonal skills - SynchronousCollaboration
  24. 24. Technopersonal skills - AsynchronousCollaboration
  25. 25. Co-CreationCollabora0on  ©  Emily  McCurran,  Flat  Classroom®  CerTfied  Teacher  
  26. 26. Step  5:  Choice  
  27. 27. Choices  for  different  learning  styles  http://k-2buildingbridges.blogspot.com/2012/04/voicethread-sharing.html
  28. 28. Step 6 - CreationTo be able toCreate is a21CLearningObjective
  29. 29. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
  30. 30. From  Create  To    Co-­‐create  Challenge  yourself……….  
  31. 31. Co-creating a Popplet with students around the globe.Robyn Thiessen - Vancouver, B.C.
  32. 32. Step 7:Celebration
  33. 33. CelebrateNew friends and achievementsReflect and evaluateA sense of accomplishmentMaking the world a better placeEnhanced cultural understanding
  34. 34. • Flat Classroom Projects for Elementary Level
  35. 35. ‘A  Week  in  the  Life…’  A  Flat  Classroom®  Project  for  Elementary  School  students  Grades  3-­‐5,  age  8-­‐10  
  36. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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  
  42. 42. http://k2-12-2.flatclassroomproject.org/
  43. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 52. • 3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
  53. 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. 54. A Week in the Life Skype5th graders atStone OakElementaryskyping withstudents atBlakelyElementarySpeaker: Cindy Glenn
  55. 55. A Week in the Life Project 2013-1
  56. 56. A Week in the Life 2013-1 Animal Facts Group
  57. 57. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  58. 58. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  59. 59. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  60. 60. AWL  –  Student  Summits  
  61. 61. Speaker: Toni Barton
  62. 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. 63. Building Bridgeshttp://eagleeyecamera.wikispaces.com/Teachers and Students connected globallywhile following journey of two eaglets.Aaron Maurer - aarmau@gmail.com
  64. 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. 65. Building Bridges
  66. 66. Building Bridges
  67. 67. Anne  Mirtschin  Hawkesdale  P12  College  Australia  h$p://www.murcha.wordpress.com  @murcha  
  68. 68. Building Bridges – Fran Siracusa
  69. 69. K-­‐2  Handshakes  •  From  Japan   •  From  Texas  
  70. 70. Handshake  from  Chennai,  India  
  71. 71. Building BridgesWoodmen-RobertsElementaryused iMovieto tell othersabout ourWeather
  72. 72. Digitween SkypeCatalyst Charter Middle SchoolSkyped with Hewitt Trusseville Middle SchoolDigitween 12-2Speaker: Sandy Wisneski
  73. 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.
  74. 74. Eracism
  75. 75. Theresa Allen – Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and Project Manager
  76. 76. •  Featuring Flat Classroom® Projects•  flatclassroomproject.net
  77. 77. When  you  go  flat,    you  never  go  back  
  78. 78. Is  there  a  Flat  Classroom®  in  YOUR  Future?  Connect,  Collaborate,  Change  flatclassroomproject.net  #flatclass  
  79. 79. flatclassroombook.comMore than a book……..A Journey into LearningJoin our teacher network,flatclassrooms.ning.com
  80. 80. Julie  Lindsay  Director  and  Co-­‐founder,  Flat  Classroom®  Flat  Classroom®  Conference  Chair  Global  Educator,  Leader,  Innovator,  Author  @julielindsay  learningconfluence.com  
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