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Flat Classroom Project Simulation

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What is a flat classroom? How does it work? What do you do and who does it? …

What is a flat classroom? How does it work? What do you do and who does it?
A simulation re-designed for the Flat Classroom Conference held in Doha, Qatar January 2009
Julie Lindsay

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  • 1. Simulation Workshop Horizon Project 2008 Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy
  • 2. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics ‘ Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student What is a Flat Classroom?
  • 3. What is a Flat Classroom? Global Collaboration 3.0 Cultural Understanding Digital Citizenship Online Learning Peer Review ‘ Flattened’ student-teacher learning experiences
  • 4. What is a Flat Classroom? Product ‘mashup’ Wiki Video
  • 5. Student Produced Video
  • 6. Collaborative Group Wiki
  • 7. What is the Horizon Project?
  • 8. Features of the Horizon Project
  • 9. 6 Trends & 7 Meta-trends 4 Areas of Impact
  • 10.
    • TREND - Grass Roots Video (GRV) [18 students]
    • Project Manager for GRV - Jess N (QA Gr 10)
    • Assistant Project Manager - Hilliary J (1WHS - Gr10)
    • Subgroups/Areas of Impact:
      • GRV Wiki A (Impact on education) -
        • Sarah Al F (QA Gr10) , Renea R (GHS) , Anna F (ASB), Michael P (VIS)
      • GRV Wiki B (Impact on government, politics and employment) -
        • Linda I (BSGE Gr11), Heidi Y (GHS) , Yume A (KGHS 3Yr) , Daniel B (GBA)
      • GRV Wiki C (Impact on arts, entertainment and leisure) -
        • Shamar W (BSGE Gr11), Cristina C (ASB), Rachel M (PLC), Brayanna B (7thWHS Gr10)
      • GRV Wiki D (Impact on science and health) -
        • Betsy B (7thWHS Gr10) , Leanne H (GBA), Kahla I (VIS), Khalid M (QA GR 11)
    Expert Advisor - Jeff Utecht (China) Classroom teacher 1 - John Turner (Melbourne) Classroom teacher 2 - Rosalind Greehy (Spain) Classroom teacher 3 - Madeline Brownstone (NY, USA) Flat Classroom – Horizon Project 2008 http://www.flatclassrooms.com http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com
  • 11. Personal Profile
    • Name: Betsy B
    • Role: GRV Wiki D
    • Area of Impact: Science and health
    • School: Westwood High School, Grade 10
    • Country: Georgia, USA
    • Time-zone: GMT -4
    • Team Member Job Description
    • To collaborate with other member(s) to create a AOI-wiki page for the given trend/topic
    • To complete a personal multimedia artifact based on the trend/topic and embed this in the wiki
    • To follow the given template and the assessment rubrics
    • To communicate, interact and complete essential work within the given time frame
    EXAMPLE PROFILE
  • 12. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation
    • Sit with your ‘Area of Impact’ partners (color-coded)
    • Expert, Classroom Teachers, PM and APM spread around groups
    • Introduce yourself to the group based on your personal profile (1 min)
    • Work out synchronous/asynchronous communication possibilities based on personal time-zone (1 min)
    STEP 1
  • 13. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation
    • Discuss Grass Roots Video Trend and how it applies to Area of Impact (2 min)
      • Research and collaborative wiki authorship
    • Discuss personal video ideas and possible requests for outsourced clips (2 min)
      • Methodology and logistics for sharing multimedia files around the world
    STEP 2
  • 14. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation
    • As a whole group -
    • How can this be facilitated as a community of online learners as opposed to face-to-face?
    • What communication and cultural issues were evident? What are the solutions to these?
    • What organisation issues developed? What are the solutions to these?
    • What is the role of the teacher and supporting educational personnel?
    FINALE
  • 15.
    • Where do NETS come in? or iNETS?
    • What is the role of technology in facilitating these projects?
      • Wiki – ‘weapon of mass collaboration’ (Tapscott)
      • Ning – ‘professional/educational’ networking
    • What is the role of educational leaders to foster global interaction and successful project-based learning using online tools?
    Flat Classroom Conversations
  • 16. Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy, State of Qatar http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com http://flatclassrooms.ning.com