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7 Steps to a Flat Classroom

  1. 3. " One of the most fascinating forms of educational activism I encountered involved a spin-off from this book" (501) Thomas Friedman , p 501 The World is Flat 3.0
  2. 4. David Warlick, ‘Flat World, Flat Web, Flat Classrooms’ http://www.slideshare.net/dwarlick/flat-world-flat-web-flat-classrooms /
  3. 7. What is a Flat Classroom? Global Collaboration 3.0 Cultural Understanding Digital Citizenship Online Learning Environments http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
  4. 8. Flat Classroom
  5. 10. <ul><li>http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com </li></ul>
  6. 12. Team Mashup “ 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
  7. 13. <ul><li>http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com </li></ul>Students <ul><li>Peer Review: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul>Preservice Teachers Teachers Experts Researchers The Press
  8. 14. Horizon Project http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com
  9. 15. Digiteen Project http://digiteen.wikispaces.com
  10. 16. <ul><li>7 Steps </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECTION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>CITIZENSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION </li></ul><ul><li>CHOICES </li></ul><ul><li>CREATION </li></ul><ul><li>CELEBRATION </li></ul>
  11. 17. Connection Step #1
  12. 20. Photo credit: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2060090675/
  13. 21. <ul><li>Foster conversation and social learning through connectivity and interactivity </li></ul>Ongoing professional development Make important professional connections globally
  14. 22. BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG Reflecting Sharing Connecting Collaborating Posting Commenting
  15. 23. ‘ Micro-Blogging’ ‘ Microbogging’ with 140 characters at a time
  16. 24. <ul><li>N </li></ul><ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>NG </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/julielindsay/PLN </li></ul>Google reader http://google.com/reader
  18. 26. http ://ning.flatclassroomproject.com
  19. 27. Step #2
  20. 28. TWO types of communication methods: SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
  21. 29. <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>
  22. 30. <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>
  23. 31. Wiki discussion tab
  24. 32. <ul><li>Elluminate.com as a synchronous connection tool </li></ul>
  25. 33. Step #3
  26. 34. 'Digital Citizenship in Schools' by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey
  27. 35. C itizenship 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
  28. 36. Knowing what is appropriate!
  29. 37. Contribution and Collaboration Step #4
  30. 38. Wiki history
  31. 39. Ning discussion
  32. 40. Innovations that drastically change the course by which users connect, engage, and relate with the world and transform society Wiki’s and Disruptive Technologies …….
  33. 41. A wiki allows for sharing of ideas and collaborative authoring
  34. 42. Wikis…Weapons of ‘mass collaboration’ Don Tapscott ‘Wikinomics’ http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/Keynote Horizon Project 2008 Keynote
  35. 43. Anatomy of a Wiki
  36. 44. Discussion Editing History Images Videos RSS feed Widgets Notify Audio Searching
  37. 45. Choice Step #5
  38. 46. We need …
  39. 47. Accommodate learning differences
  40. 48. Differentiate instruction
  41. 49. Creation Step #6
  42. 50. 21 st Century Learning Objectives
  43. 51. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson …… to account for the new behaviours emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Why Revise? http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches
  44. 53. “ Blog Heroes” by Zak
  45. 54. Celebrate Step #7
  46. 55. C elebrate New friends New achievements A sense of accomplishment Making the world a better place Enhanced cultural understanding
  47. 56. Student Summit and Awards Ceremony http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Student+Summit
  48. 57. Westwood Schools Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  49. 58. LACHSA Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits
  50. 59. Global Interaction Do it, don’t just talk about it
  51. 60. <ul><li>7 Steps </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECTION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>CITIZENSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION </li></ul><ul><li>CHOICES </li></ul><ul><li>CREATION </li></ul><ul><li>CELEBRATION </li></ul>
  52. 61. http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/
  53. 62. Flat Classroom Conference Leadership Workshop Student Summit January 24-26 http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com
  54. 63. Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy

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