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Flattening The Classroom


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Flattening The Classroom

  1. 1. Flattening the Classroom<br />
  2. 2. Five Phases to Flatten a Classroom<br />
  3. 3. River East Collegiate – TVI Project2009 – 2010<br />What is Flattening the Classroom? Purpose?<br />Facets of thinking (structure vs open)<br />Communication<br />Cultural<br />Technological<br />Technical Vocational Initiative<br />proposal - jump in, not always knowing all of the facetse.g., what tools to download which require permissions<br />Three teachers to be certified at the Google Teacher Academy<br />Inter-Curricular<br />Several global schools<br />UNESCO school – Rowanda<br />Australia (?)<br />Other (?)<br />
  4. 4. The INTRA-connected ClassroomStep 1<br />Blog<br />Instant Messaging and Skyping<br />Intra-class<br />Teaching appropriate behaviour – difference between using electronic media and understanding appropriate behaviour<br />Being a professional student – behaviour takes time and vigilance<br />Video and audio Skype each other<br />Wiki<br />Intra-class collaboration<br />
  5. 5. The INTER-Connected ClassroomStep 2<br />Blog<br />Inter-class projects and collaboration – wiki<br />Asynchronous communications – sharing videos, photos, blogging, and more where students must respond and communicate on a topic – Google Reader (RSS), Google Maps<br />Helps students understand that they are working with real people<br />Transitions students to a fully online project<br />
  6. 6. Flat Classroom: Many to One Connection AND One to Many Connections with Teacher DirectionStep 3<br />Teacher demonstrates appropriate behaviour<br />Presenting to another location via Skype<br />Interaction with an expert via wiki<br />Connecting to others through sharing their work with others – sense of global audience<br />Public blogs<br />
  7. 7. Podcast using Audacity and Jing Map Capture<br />
  8. 8. Flat Classroom: Many to Many with Teacher ManagementStep 4<br />Collaborate Writing and Editing<br />Involvement of experts and other educators – provides rich, diverse global audience and feedback<br />RSS readers and customized learning spaces<br />Instructions delivered via wiki – they use their RSS reader (Google reader)<br />Digital Storytelling – outsourcing part of their video to a partner in another location<br />
  9. 9. Flat Classroom: Many to Many Connections with STUDENT ManagementStep 5<br />Student self-management and organization<br />Students manage the teams<br />
  10. 10. Emerging Technologies Project Summary<br />Purpose: to outline and describe the project to students, administration, staff, and other participants<br />Tools: <br />Powerpoint 2007, SmartArt<br />YouTube, illustrate with a video – podcasting<br />Link to my blog, wiki<br />Podcast, using Jing and Audacity to illustrate Google Maps<br />Link to Google Reader, RSS feeds<br />Slideshare, also uploaded to delicious<br />