David W. Deeds: Flat Classroom Projects

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The Flat Classroom Projects are a fantastic way to get your students connecting, communicating and collaborating with other kids from around the world.

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David W. Deeds: Flat Classroom Projects

  1. 1. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Peterson Schools Professional Development April 11, 2013 NEXT ROUND OF DEADLINES! 1
  2. 2. Flat Classroom Projects Overview All links: Colegios Peterson (Technology) Blog: http://colegiospeterson.edublogs.org/page /4/ Page 4. Blog’s being used for the NAIS Challenge 20/20 Project. 2
  3. 3. Flat Classroom Projects Overview What do you think “Flat Classroom” means? Take a guess… or two. http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/ 3
  4. 4. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Means two things: • To decrease the classroom hierarchy so teachers and students learn from each other, students learn from each other • To eliminate geographical boundaries so the entire world is your classroom and everyone is your fellow teacher/student Of course, TECHNOLOGY is how it’s done! 4
  5. 5. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis flatclassroomproject.net, flatclassrooms.ning.com, flatclassroomconference.com, @flatclassroom, #flatclass 5
  6. 6. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds Available from Amazon, as a Kindle Edition! 6
  7. 7. Flat Classroom Projects Overview List three ways you could “flatten” your classrooms. List three ways you could “globalize” your classrooms. What part(s) would technology play? 7
  8. 8. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Components: • Flat Classroom Conferences & Workshops (onground, costs) • Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Program (online, costs) • Net Generation Education Project (online, free) • Digiteen Project (online, free) • Eracism Project (online, free) • A Week in the Life Project (online, free) • Building Bridges Project (online, free) 8
  9. 9. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Conferences and Workshops http://www.flatclassroom-project.net/flat- classroomreg-project.html 9
  10. 10. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Conferences and Workshops • Onground 1-2 times/year •http://www.flatclassroom- project.net/flat-classroomreg- project.html • Kids from around the world get together to collaborate • High or middle school 10
  11. 11. Flat Classroom Projects Overview 11
  12. 12. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Program http://fcpteacher.flatclassroomproject.org/ 12
  13. 13. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Program • 14-week online course, challenging! • http://fcpteacher.flatclassroomproject.org/ • $500 each or $2000 for 5 teachers • Create your own global project with other students around the world • Learn global collaboration and pedagogy 13
  14. 14. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Program What would you want to learn from the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Program? What would you want your project to be? How would you connect the course to your work? 14
  15. 15. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Net Generation Education Project http://netgened.org 15
  16. 16. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Net Generation Education Project • Online, synchronous and asynchronous • http://netgened.org • Students construct Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) to cover all points of the learning process • Teacher – student interaction • High (maybe upper middle) school 16
  17. 17. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Net Generation Education Project What would you use for your PLN? A wiki, ning, blog, etc.? Why? What would you and your students use PLNs for? PLN example: http://www.scoop.it/t/3d- virtual-worlds-educational-technology 17
  18. 18. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Digiteen Project http://www.digiteen.org 18
  19. 19. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Digiteen Project • Online, synchronous and asynchronous • http://www.digiteen.org • Students construct Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) to cover all points of the learning process • Student – student interaction • Upper elementary, middle/high school 19
  20. 20. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Digiteen Project How could you fit this into your current curriculum? What would your students use PLNs for? 20
  21. 21. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Eracism Project http://www.eracismproject.org/ 21
  22. 22. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Eracism Project • Online, synchronous and asynchronous • http://www.eracismproject.org/ • Students debate racism issues via VoiceThread • Finals in a 3D virtual world! • Middle and high school 22
  23. 23. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Eracism Project How could you fit this into your current curriculum? How would you handle debates online? What do you think about having the finals in a 3D virtual world? 23
  24. 24. Flat Classroom Projects Overview A Week in the Life Project http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/a-week- in-the-life-project.html 24
  25. 25. Flat Classroom Projects Overview A Week in the Life Project • Online, synchronous and asynchronous • http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/a- week-in-the-life-project.html • Students build online learning community • Multimedia productions depict life in different countries • Upper elementary school 25
  26. 26. Flat Classroom Projects Overview A Week in the Life Project How could you fit this into your current curriculum? How would students leverage their existing multimedia skills? How would they improve them? 26
  27. 27. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/k-2- building-bridges.html 27
  28. 28. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project • Online, synchronous and asynchronous • http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/k-2- building-bridges.html • Students build online learning community • Multimedia productions depict life in different countries • K-2 students 28
  29. 29. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project How could you fit this into your current curriculum? How would students leverage their existing multimedia skills? How would they improve them? 29
  30. 30. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Deadlines: http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/ Onground Conference: NOW! July in Hawaii! Certified Teacher: September 1, 2013 NetGenEd: February 2014 (once a year) Digiteen: September 15, 2013 Eracism: September 7, 2013 A Week in the Life: September 1, 2013 Building Bridges: September 15, 2013 Interested? Think about it and let me know! 30
  31. 31. Flat Classroom Projects Overview Thank you for your attention! Questions/Comments? ddeeds@peterson.edu.mx The deadlines are months away, but it’s a good idea to start planning now. If you’re interested, let me know and we can get start getting things set up for next year now. 31

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