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    1. 1. Flat Classroom Project <ul><li>Vicki Davis, Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher, IT Director </li></ul>Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools
    2. 2. Teacher
    3. 3. Blogger
    4. 4. Co-Founder
    5. 5. Webcaster
    6. 7. Research Based Best Practices
    7. 8. Differentiated Instruction
    8. 9. Authentic Assessment
    9. 10. Cooperative Learning
    10. 11. Project Based Learning
    11. 13. Taking IT Global Collaborative Project Contest First Place 2007 ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award Winner 2007
    12. 14. Flat Classroom Winner: ISTE’s Online Learning Award 2007 Taking IT Global Best Online Project 2006 Featured in: Thomas Friedman’s Book The World is Flat P 501-503
    13. 15. Horizon Project
    14. 16. 7 countries
    15. 17. Horizon Project http://
    16. 18. 400 + students
    17. 19. Let’s join our student’s together from the ‘other side of the flat world’ And the result has fundamentally changed the way we as individual educators approach what we do in the classroom….. how we do it…..and who we do it with……
    18. 20. What does a flat classroom look like?
    19. 21. TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
    20. 22. <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>
    21. 23. <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>
    22. 24. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Time
    23. 25. Flat Classroom Student in Austria writes a blog post USA student responds Group Blogging Platform Unified by asynchronous communications
    24. 26. Traditional Classroom Austria Qatar USA Separated by Space
    25. 27. Flat Classroom Wiki Cooperating Teachers unified space via Internet
    26. 28. Unified by asynchronous communications (wiki)
    27. 29. 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
    28. 30. Principle The effective FLAT classroom structure has BOTH ASYNCHRONOUS and SYNCHRONOUS communications methods.
    29. 31. <ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ FLATTENERS” leveling the world </li></ul>
    30. 32. 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>
    31. 33. 6 Senses of Conceptual Age
    32. 34. The Methods
    33. 35. 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
    34. 36. Student Produced Video
    35. 37. Collaborative Group Wiki
    36. 38. Westwood Schools Summit
    37. 39. Tools Used <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>Teacher Tube </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>
    38. 40. Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    39. 41. ISTE 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>
    40. 43. This precious isn’t evil.
    41. 44. Tools are Morally Neutral
    42. 45. Is a cupcake good?
    43. 48. Ban Cupcakes!
    44. 49. Cell Phones
    45. 50. iPods
    46. 51. Online Videos
    47. 53. Other Dangerous Weapons
    48. 54. The most dangerous weapon ever invented
    49. 55. <ul><li>2 choices: </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the obstacle. </li></ul><ul><li>Be the obstacle. </li></ul>
    50. 56. Don’t change me!