Flattening Classrooms Expanding Minds

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  • Flattening Classrooms Expanding Minds

    1. 1. And the 7 Principles that will get you there!
    2. 3. Teacher
    3. 4. Blogger
    4. 7. Research Based Best Practices
    5. 8. Authentic Assessment
    6. 9. Cooperative Learning
    7. 10. Project Based Learning
    8. 12. “ Let’s join our student’s together from the ‘other side of the flat world’ ” How my global collaboration started…
    9. 13. Flat Classroom http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com
    10. 14. Flat Classroom
    11. 15. Horizon Project
    12. 16. Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
    13. 17. 20+ countries
    14. 18. 1000+ students
    15. 19. <ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ FLATTENERS” leveling the world </li></ul>
    16. 20. 10 “FLATTENERS ” <ul><li>Collapse of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Netscape (Web Browsers) </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow Software </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Off shoring </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chaining </li></ul><ul><li>In sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Informing </li></ul><ul><li>The “Steroids” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP (Skype) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 21. 6 Senses of Conceptual Age
    18. 22. TEAMS “ 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 http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
    19. 23. A Whole New Mind Design & Innovation Story & Empathy The Fun Factor (Play Connecting the World Online 1A 1B 1C World Wide Web 2A 2B 2C Work Flow Software 3A 3B 3C Uploading 4A 4B 4C Web 2.0 5A 5B 5C Globalization & Outsourcing 6A 6B 6C Google 7A 7B 7C PLE’s Social Networking 8A 8B 8C Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing 9A 9B 9C Virtual Communications 10A 10B 10C Wireless Connectivity 11A 11B 11C
    20. 24. Casey C’s video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xLSJMoZVcE
    21. 25. Student Produced Video
    22. 26. http://flatclassroomproject2006.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Communication
    23. 27. Collaborative Group Wiki
    24. 28. Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
    25. 29. Educational Network (Ning) http://ning.digiteen.net
    26. 30. Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
    27. 31. http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
    28. 32. 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    29. 33. Flat Classroom Conference http://www.flatclassroomconference.com January 24-26 Doha, Qatar
    30. 34. The Big Bad Backwards Bass 8 ½ pound bass from the “wrong” side of the boat He caught it! He held it.
    31. 35. The Fish Have Moved Have we? (our students)
    32. 36. What is a FLAT Classroom?
    33. 37. This is not CRUSHING a classroom
    34. 38. It is about EXPANDING a Classroom
    35. 39. What does a flat classroom communication look like?
    36. 40. TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
    37. 41. <ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over IP (Skype) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face Interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul>
    38. 42. <ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: NOT at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual classroom recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded Video </li></ul></ul>
    39. 43. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Time
    40. 44. Flat Classroom Student in Austria writes a blog post USA student responds Group Blogging Platform Unified by asynchronous communications
    41. 45. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
    42. 46. Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
    43. 47. Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki, ning)
    44. 48. Principle #1 The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
    45. 49. Connecting students to others Five Phases of Flattening your classroom
    46. 50. Principle #2 The effective FLAT classroom connects students to DIVERSE ages, cultures, locations, and backgrounds.
    47. 51. Accessing & Analyzing Information Tony Wagner Redefining Rigor
    48. 52. 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com READ
    49. 53. PLN’s are for READ <ul><li>Research Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Life Management </li></ul>READ
    50. 54. Places to set up a PLN READ <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul>READ
    51. 55. Principle #3 The effective FLAT classroom teaches students to PERSONALIZE learning & problem solving.
    52. 56. C itizenship & Problem Solving Why did you delete stuff off the wiki? BTW I didn’t delete anything Sorry for accusing you, the history makes it look like you OMG I JUST SAW THE HISTORY ON THE WIKI..Really sorry for any problems Presenter Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy
    53. 57. Principle #4 The effective FLAT classroom encourages PROBLEM SOLVING .
    54. 58. 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Every student learns differently !
    55. 59. <ul><li>Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Inventors </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul>06/07/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Students
    56. 60. <ul><li>Different = Different iated </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>06/07/09 – Licensed Istock Photo Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Our Classes & Libraries
    57. 61. What does the best education in the world look like? “ What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart” The Wall Street Journal By ELLEN GAMERMAN February 2008 http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997.html 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    58. 63. Albert Einstein 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    59. 64. http://flickr.com/photos/prittibaby/477057343/
    60. 65. Teacherpreneur’s Environment
    61. 66. A good teacher is like a good cook…
    62. 67. They are happier with a variety of tools…
    63. 68. Although they can work with a few if necessary
    64. 69. They are happier when they pick their own recipes
    65. 70. Although they will use someone else’s… as long as the recipes are GOOD!
    66. 71. Would the potential in Helen Keller be unlocked or ignored in your school?
    67. 72. Principle # 5 The effective FLAT classroom is CUSTOMIZED & DIFFERENTIATED .
    68. 73. <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>
    69. 74. 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey:
    70. 76. Digiteen Julie Lindsay, Presenter http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
    71. 77. Digiteen Activities
    72. 78. It is the law! <ul><li>Group Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety </li></ul>
    73. 79. Principle #6 The effective FLAT classroom teaches DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP .
    74. 80. Flat Classroom Barriers
    75. 81. “ We block the world.” Non progressive IT dept
    76. 82. SUPER SIX of IT Planning <ul><li>Packet Shapers (free up bandwidth) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Filtration by Teacher/ Students </li></ul><ul><li>Specific URL decisions  Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source / Free Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cool” Collaborative Spaces </li></ul>
    77. 83. “ Computers are good babysitters.” Non progressive Teacher
    78. 84. SUPER SIX of Teachers <ul><li>Personal Learning Network (PLN) </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilant Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilant Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Specific URL decisions  Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with other Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Customization & Differentiation </li></ul>
    79. 85. KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
    80. 86. Principle #7 The effective FLAT classroom is built by EXCELLENT TEACHERS, CURRICULUM DIRECTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, and IT DEPARTMENTS with SLOW but STEADY Improvement.
    81. 87. Virginia V. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XaHBD3OOw
    82. 88. “ the ability to integrate the talents of dispersed individuals is becoming the defining competency for managers and firms.” Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 12 “ the key engine of wealth creation in the economy” Tapscott, Wikinomics “ One of the most profound shifts transforming business and society…” Nick Donofrio, IBM “ I am convinced… [that the genesis of new collaboration platforms] will be remembered in time as one of the most important turning points in the history of mankind . Thomas Friedman The World is Flat , p 92
    83. 90. Don’t change me! 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    84. 91. Eat a watermelon
    85. 92. Not whole!
    86. 93. Small bites!
    87. 94. The power of Three! Pick three
    88. 95. Enjoy the journey
    89. 96. Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher. blogspot.com http://coolcatteacher. wikispaces.com 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com

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