Workshop – 3 Parts• PART 1 – Introduction and front-loading thetopic• PART 2 – Hands-on workshop (with 20 minbreak)• PART 3 – Discussion, feedback, reflection
All Resourceshttp://learningconfluence.wikispaces.com/http://goo.gl/o9CqMKick start - Share some ideas via Padlet:My digital life is like....., because..... and I wish Icould......to improve teaching and learning at EC
Connected Learning…….Connected learning applies to skills, attitudes and behaviorsfor the 21st century. It is about how we receive, share andultimately create and publish content. It is also about how weapproach learning through the use of technology. Connectedlearning focuses on the building of networks and developingpersonal learning resources through the interaction withpersonal learning networks and professional learningcommunities. A face to face community, or regular classroom,is often the starting point, but then, supported by technology,the learner connects with other ideas, resources andcommunities online. The term connectivism is often usedand refers to the metaphor of a network with nodes andconnections, and where learning involves creating theseconnections.
Flat learning…….Flat learning refers to the working relationship betweenall learners - teachers, students and others - so there is noreal hierarchy for learning. A Flat Classroom connectsand engages with multiple audiences, resources and toolsto create authentic, collaborative learning outcomes.Information flows freely from one to the other as thequest for knowledge, constructed through interaction,continues. This is scaffolded by the efficient use of avariety of tools, especially Web 2.0 tools, for learningmanagement, collaboration and co-creation.PLN - Personal Learning NetworkPLC - Professional Learning Community
• Get connected using common Web 2.0 tools• Start small, be organised and have clear aimsand structures• Choose short activities at first, plan foraccessible, short-term interactions• Develop digital citizenship skills along the way• Monitor student participation, be involvedand provide feedback• Embed the activity into the curriculumGetting startedCollaboration
Part 1: Community Building• Join Edmodo.com - Group code: 6mhant• Introduce yourself - this is what we call theHandshake phase of the collaboration - youcan add an image of link to a website thatshares more about you• Respond to at least one other handshake fromanother person
Part 2: Collaborative Authoring• Join wiki• Find your team page• Research topic• Contribute to a collaborative report• Use discussion feature on wiki page...?
Part 2: Collaborative AuthoringProblem solving:• How will your team connect and communicate?• How will you make sure only 1 person is editingthe wiki at once?• Where and how will draft resources anddevelopmental discussions be shared?• Who will take leadership for editing language(US English or British English?)
Part 3: Presentation/Action Project• Go to the Google Presentation• Decide as a team what information you wishto share from your research• Create one or two new slides• Allocate a team member(s) to add content tothese slides• Dont forget! You can still be finishing off thewiki while others are starting the finalpresentation
Discussion, Feedback, Reflection• What support do teachers need?• Communication challenges• Collaboration tools• Classroom strategies for communication,collaboration & co-creation• Digital citizenship content• Action project
“…are connected to digitalcitizenship resources andcreate engaging learningenvironments to help theirstudents form educatedopinions and behaviors foronline safety. ”Julie Lindsay
What is the Flat Classroom®?GlobalProjectsK-12PedagogyLive Events,ConferenceTeacherCertification
Is there a Flat Classroom® inYOUR Future?Connect, Collaborate, Changeflatclassroomproject.net#flatclass