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7 Steps To A Flat Classroom Maine Oct2007


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Vicki will present the "Flat Classroom Project" that connects her classroom to others. She will teach you the seven principles to a flat classroom including a debut her Intuitive Learning Method for teaching software that she has never presented before.

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7 Steps To A Flat Classroom Maine Oct2007

  1. 1. 05/28/09
  2. 2. What is a flat classroom? <ul><li>Taken from Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat. </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teach Global “ Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “ The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students
  4. 4. Teach Global ISTE SIGTel TeleLearning Award 1st place 2007 2006 Edublog Award Best Wiki
  5. 5. Teach Global Flat Classrom Project
  6. 6. Teach Global Horizon Project
  7. 7. Tools Used <ul><li>Evoca </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Ning (private areas for teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook! </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (evoca) </li></ul><ul><li>Odeo </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory </li></ul><ul><li>MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>Clustrmap </li></ul><ul><li>Grazr </li></ul>Teach Global
  8. 8. NETS Standards <ul><li>4. Technology communications tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences. </li></ul></ul>Teach Global
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thing and not listen to what you ask of them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Student in the Horizon Project </li></ul>Online Existence
  10. 10. Step #1
  11. 11. Step 1A: Connect yourself <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get an RSS Reader - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen in – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K12 online – </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Connection Function <ul><li>“ Your Friends are Your Filter.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Connection Tip
  14. 14. My bookmarks <ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Cooperative Learning the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not group work! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across the World </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Join Organized Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Voices – middle, elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Michigan , high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technospud projects - elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Silverman’s Projects – elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes I Can Science – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking IT Global – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ePals – all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global SchoolNet – all ages </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Step 1B: Connect your students <ul><li>Do It Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Private peek into Flat Classroom Ning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype in Guests from around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your network to connect and create projects. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Step #2
  19. 19. Step 2: Create <ul><li>Pro-sumer (producing consumer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapscott – Wikinomics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pro-Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The producing learner becomes the professional learner! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. We want to create our world Iphone running Windows Parallel
  21. 21. Step 2: 5 Creation Ideas <ul><li>Start Blogging (see my session this afternoon) </li></ul><ul><li>Join Educommunities in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Create a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a live show and chat </li></ul><ul><li>Try something new!!! </li></ul>
  22. 23. Step #3
  23. 24. Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
  24. 27. Step 3: Communicate <ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your profile is your online identity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective TechnoPersonal Skills </li></ul>
  25. 28. Step #4 The Desk – The platform of values
  26. 29. Step #4: Character <ul><li>Discernment </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Patience </li></ul>The Desk – The platform of values
  27. 30. Step #5 © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
  28. 31. Intuitive Learning Cycle © 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
  29. 32. Step 5: Teaching Intuitive Learning <ul><li>M – enus </li></ul><ul><li>T – oolbars </li></ul><ul><li>D – rop Down Menus </li></ul><ul><li>H – elp </li></ul><ul><li>P – anes </li></ul><ul><li>D – ialog Boxes </li></ul>© 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis “ Mama told Daddy ‘Happy Pappy Day!’”
  30. 33. Step 5: Teaching Intuitive Learning <ul><li>Teach the Model </li></ul><ul><li>Model the Model the first Time </li></ul><ul><li>From then on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandbox Mode – the first 10 minutes of opening up a software program </li></ul></ul>© 2005, Intuitive Learning Model, All Rights Reserved, Vicki A. Davis
  31. 34. Step #6
  32. 35. Step 6: Care <ul><li>What do students need to keep private? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can they stay safe? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look Both Ways – Linda Criddle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul></ul>
  33. 36. Step #7
  34. 37. What do you discard? <ul><li>Overchoice – Toefler </li></ul><ul><li>Our problem is too many choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to know how to make choices </li></ul><ul><li>Uncluttered mind and life </li></ul>
  35. 38. CHARACTER
  36. 39. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Connect yourself
  37. 40. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Connect your students
  38. 41. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Create
  39. 42. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Communicate
  40. 43. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Care
  41. 44. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Teach Intuitive Learning
  42. 45. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>Choice
  43. 46. <ul><li>Conneselfct You </li></ul>The 21 st Century Educator’s Desk of Excellence Choice Connect yourself Communicate Connect students Teach Intuitive Learning Create Care Character
  44. 47. Don’t Forget
  45. 48. The Importance of Administration Remove the obstacle. Be the obstacle.
  46. 49. 05/28/09