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Getting Connected and  Creating Global Projects MICDS July 28, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/29487767@N02/3574392846/
What do we want to accomplish? http:// www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3716976244 / Partnership:  West Sussex, UK and Chennai, ...
What will our students take away? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
Global Collaboration Can Offer… <ul><li>Project-based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Di...
My Experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
Project Created By: <ul><li>Julie Lindsay, Beijing, China </li></ul><ul><li>http://123elearning.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><u...
Common Goals http://www.flickr.com/photos/blah_oh_well/1472885631/
Flat Classroom  and Statistics <ul><li>Produce convincing arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to find solutions </l...
The Countries United States (9) Australia (2) Spain (1) Saudi Arabia (1) Bangladesh (2) Oman (1) Qatar (1) 2008
The Flatteners <ul><li>Connecting the World Online </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Software </...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2646432270/
The Timeline
Getting the Students to Talk <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/ </li></ul>
The Research <ul><li>Updating the Wiki page for the Topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispace...
http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/Topics
 
What Google Offers… http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrion/2971014479/
Your Tasks <ul><li>Create Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>Search for blogs of interest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Create a ...
Another Tool  Google Docs http://www.flickr.com/photos/karramarro/2400739038/
Google Docs Resources <ul><li>http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html </li></ul><ul><li>See “Tips and Tricks” </li></u...
More Google Docs Resources <ul><li>http://www.govandlaw.org/teacherinnovations/docspres.html </li></ul>
Back to  Flat Classroom <ul><li>Individual Milestone “Artifacts” </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Int...
Student Communication <ul><li>Use technology to: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Publish </li></ul><ul><li...
7 Steps to a Flat Classroom  (from Vicki Davis at flatclassrooms.com) <ul><li>#1.  Get Connected </li></ul>http://www.flic...
Twitter Tip:  Keep a separate ID for students to follow for a course Tip:  Be descriptive in your profile – more followers...
Twitter http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
Twitter <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/regisvans/twenty-two-interesting-ways-to-use-twitter-in </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
Diigo <ul><li>www.diigo.com </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A&NR=1
<ul><li>#2:  </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/2512983749/ Blog Make a Podcast Publish Work Online
<ul><li>#3:  Communicate </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/1093864101/ Obstacle:  Ineffective Contribution Obstac...
<ul><li>#4:  Character </li></ul>Empathy Ethics Integrity http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgervey/2714386224/
<ul><li>#5:  Teach Intuitive Learning </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/97078946/
Vicki Davis, flatclassrooms.com/resources
<ul><li>#6:  Care </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/piper/193387683/ Keeping Students Safe Keeping Information Private
Standards
<ul><li>#7:  Choice </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kozumel/2331237427/ Choosing what to discard Individuality
Words of Caution  From the Experienced http://www.flickr.com/photos/awkwardindeed/2532931306/
Reading and Listening <ul><li>http://beyond-school.org/2008/01/12/beyond-global-collaborative-units-on-to-real-plns-podcas...
Joining or Creating a Project <ul><li>Life ‘Round Here:  Writing for 10-13 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>http://liferoundher...
Joining or Creating a Project <ul><li>Youth Voices </li></ul><ul><li>http://youthvoices.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blogm...
Finding a Partnership <ul><li>Database:  Global Gateway - UK </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalgateway.org.uk/ </li></ul>
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  • UK – Department for International Development (DFID); aims to help young people learn about global issues like climate change and social justice; this is one example of the more than 1800 partnerships between schools in the UK and developing countries funded by DFID; goal is to double number of schools involved from 1800 to 5000 by 2012
  • Need blend of authentic and traditional assessment; authentic – students perform meaningful tasks (emphasis on meaningful);
  • Rss feed printouts; reflections at major points during project and pre-, post-h
  • With Peers and Experts
  • Twitter and Diigo, issues: time zones, cultural differences, teacher/class readiness,
  • Keys to good communication – transparency, model it yourself, effective techno-personal skills, involve students in the teaching
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    1. 1. Getting Connected and Creating Global Projects MICDS July 28, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/29487767@N02/3574392846/
    2. 2. What do we want to accomplish? http:// www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3716976244 / Partnership: West Sussex, UK and Chennai, India
    3. 3. What will our students take away? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
    4. 4. Global Collaboration Can Offer… <ul><li>Project-based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
    5. 5. My Experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
    6. 6. Project Created By: <ul><li>Julie Lindsay, Beijing, China </li></ul><ul><li>http://123elearning.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis, Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA </li></ul><ul><li>http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/3677783841//
    7. 7. Common Goals http://www.flickr.com/photos/blah_oh_well/1472885631/
    8. 8. Flat Classroom and Statistics <ul><li>Produce convincing arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to find solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Become critical consumers of information </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate effectively to a world-wide audience </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/keylosa/184606430/
    9. 9. The Countries United States (9) Australia (2) Spain (1) Saudi Arabia (1) Bangladesh (2) Oman (1) Qatar (1) 2008
    10. 10. The Flatteners <ul><li>Connecting the World Online </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Software </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization & Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>PLE’s Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Connectivity </li></ul>
    11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2646432270/
    12. 12. The Timeline
    13. 13. Getting the Students to Talk <ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/ </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Research <ul><li>Updating the Wiki page for the Topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/Google </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jalex_photo/397581862/
    15. 15. http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/Topics
    16. 17. What Google Offers… http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrion/2971014479/
    17. 18. Your Tasks <ul><li>Create Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>Search for blogs of interest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Create a folder(s) to organize feeds </li></ul>
    18. 19. Another Tool Google Docs http://www.flickr.com/photos/karramarro/2400739038/
    19. 20. Google Docs Resources <ul><li>http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html </li></ul><ul><li>See “Tips and Tricks” </li></ul><ul><li>“ 6 Tips…” </li></ul><ul><li>http://sixrevisions.com/project-management/6-tips-to-help-you-get-the-most-out-of-google-docs/ </li></ul>
    20. 21. More Google Docs Resources <ul><li>http://www.govandlaw.org/teacherinnovations/docspres.html </li></ul>
    21. 22. Back to Flat Classroom <ul><li>Individual Milestone “Artifacts” </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Student Summit Presentations </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwhelan/8395783/
    22. 23. Student Communication <ul><li>Use technology to: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Publish </li></ul><ul><li>Interact </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaxzine/288280613/
    23. 24. 7 Steps to a Flat Classroom (from Vicki Davis at flatclassrooms.com) <ul><li>#1. Get Connected </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/visulogik/2339615641/
    24. 25. Twitter Tip: Keep a separate ID for students to follow for a course Tip: Be descriptive in your profile – more followers. Tip: Find someone similar to you and follow who they follow. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2008/12/10-teachers-to-follow-on-twitter.html
    25. 26. Twitter http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
    26. 27. Twitter <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/regisvans/twenty-two-interesting-ways-to-use-twitter-in </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Twitter+Collaboration+Stories </li></ul>
    27. 28. Diigo <ul><li>www.diigo.com </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A&NR=1
    28. 29. <ul><li>#2: </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/2512983749/ Blog Make a Podcast Publish Work Online
    29. 30. <ul><li>#3: Communicate </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/1093864101/ Obstacle: Ineffective Contribution Obstacle: Language Barriers Obstacle: Knowledge Gaps Obstacle: Poor Connection
    30. 31. <ul><li>#4: Character </li></ul>Empathy Ethics Integrity http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgervey/2714386224/
    31. 32. <ul><li>#5: Teach Intuitive Learning </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/97078946/
    32. 33. Vicki Davis, flatclassrooms.com/resources
    33. 34. <ul><li>#6: Care </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/piper/193387683/ Keeping Students Safe Keeping Information Private
    34. 35. Standards
    35. 36. <ul><li>#7: Choice </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kozumel/2331237427/ Choosing what to discard Individuality
    36. 37. Words of Caution From the Experienced http://www.flickr.com/photos/awkwardindeed/2532931306/
    37. 38. Reading and Listening <ul><li>http://beyond-school.org/2008/01/12/beyond-global-collaborative-units-on-to-real-plns-podcast-with-chris-craft/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/01/06/collaboration-projects-doomed-to-fail/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://gwegner.edublogs.org/2007/12/22/parable-20/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ssedro.blogspot.com/2008/01/reflecting-on-parable-learning-from-my.html </li></ul>
    38. 39. Joining or Creating a Project <ul><li>Life ‘Round Here: Writing for 10-13 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>http://liferoundhere.pbworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Project: Upper School </li></ul><ul><li>http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom: Upper School </li></ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>1001 Flat Tales: Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>http://ms1001tales.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
    39. 40. Joining or Creating a Project <ul><li>Youth Voices </li></ul><ul><li>http://youthvoices.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>JenuineTech: projects for Pre-K through 6 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jenuinetech.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Silverman: projects for Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids-learn.org/ </li></ul>
    40. 41. Finding a Partnership <ul><li>Database: Global Gateway - UK </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalgateway.org.uk/ </li></ul>
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