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Do you co create at the elementary level- flat classrooms do!

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Do you Co-Create at the
Elementary Level?
Flat Classrooms Do!
Julie Lindsay – Director, Flat Classroom® Projects
…with Fla...

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Three Parts to Presentation
1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom
2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success
3. Storie...

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• 1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom

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Do you co create at the elementary level- flat classrooms do!

  1. 1. Do you Co-Create at the Elementary Level? Flat Classrooms Do! Julie Lindsay – Director, Flat Classroom® Projects …with Flat Classroom Teachers! flatclassroomproject.net #flatclass
  2. 2. Three Parts to Presentation 1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom 2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success 3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
  3. 3. • 1. Introduction to the Flat Classroom
  4. 4. Fla$ened   Classroom   Blended   Learning   Challenge -­‐based   Project -­‐based   Flipped   Inquiry -­‐based   The  Flat  Classroom  is  Holis0c  
  5. 5. The  ‘flat   classroom’  is  a   pedagogy   supported  by   technology     h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/5617505546/  
  6. 6. What  is  ‘Collaboration’?   Something   we  do   already  
  7. 7. Partnership  for  21st  Century  Skills   h$p://www.p21.org/overview  
  8. 8. P21C  Skills   CommunicaTon  &  CollaboraTon   Communicate  Clearly   •  ArTculate  thoughts  and  ideas  effecTvely  using  oral,  wri$en  and  nonverbal  communicaTon   skills  in  a  variety  of  forms  and  contexts   •  Listen  effecTvely  to  decipher  meaning,  including  knowledge,  values,  aZtudes  and  intenTons   •  Use  communicaTon  for  a  range  of  purposes  (e.g.  to  inform,  instruct,  moTvate  and  persuade)   •  UTlize  mulTple  media  and  technologies,  and  know  how  to  judge  their  effecTveness  a  priori   as  well  as  assess  their  impact   •  Communicate  effecTvely  in  diverse  environments  (including  mulT-­‐lingual)   Collaborate  with  Others   •  Demonstrate  ability  to  work  effecTvely  and  respec`ully  with  diverse  teams   •  Exercise  flexibility  and  willingness  to  be  helpful  in  making  necessary  compromises  to   accomplish  a  common  goal   •  Assume  shared  responsibility  for  collaboraTve  work,  and  value  the  individual  contribuTons   made  by  each  team  member   h$p://www.p21.org/overview  
  9. 9. ISTE  NETS.S  
  10. 10. ISTE  NETS.T  
  11. 11. Why  Global  Collaboration?   Global  competency   InternaTonal  mindedness   Cultural  awareness   GlocalisaTon!   The  cross-­‐cultural  skills  and   understanding  needed  to   communicate  outside  one’s   environment  and  to  act  on   issues  of  global  significance.  
  12. 12. De5ining  the  Global   Collaborative  Classroom   A  classroom  that  is:   •  connected   •  engages  with  mul0ple   audiences   •  engages  with  diverse   resources,  and  tools   •  creates  authen0c,   collabora0ve  learning   outcomes.    
  13. 13. Challenges  of  Embedding   Global  Collaboration   Going   Beyond  the   ‘Wow’   Engaging   learners  and   leaders   Shieing   tradiTonal   pedagogies   Having   realisTc   expectaTons  
  14. 14. • 2. Global Collaboration Strategies for Success
  15. 15. 7 Steps 1. CONNECTION 2. COMMUNICATION 3. CITIZENSHIP 4. CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION 5.CHOICE 6.CREATION 7.CELEBRATION
  16. 16. Step 1 Connection http://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  17. 17. Connection Taxonomy ©  Vicki  Davis  and  Julie  Lindsay,  ‘Fla$ening  Classrooms,  Engaging  Minds’.  Pg  55  
  18. 18. Step  2   Communica0on   h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248  
  19. 19. Teacher  MeeTngs  
  20. 20. Step  3  -­‐  Ci0zenship  
  21. 21. ©  Vicki  Davis  and  Julie  Lindsay  2011  
  22. 22. Step 4 - Contribution and Collaboration
  23. 23. Technopersonal skills - Synchronous Collaboration
  24. 24. Technopersonal skills - Asynchronous Collaboration
  25. 25. Co-Creation Collabora0on   ©  Emily  McCurran,  Flat  Classroom®  CerTfied  Teacher  
  26. 26. Step  5:  Choice  
  27. 27. Choices  for  different  learning  styles   http://k-2buildingbridges.blogspot.com/2012/04/voicethread-sharing.html
  28. 28. Step 6 - Creation To be able to Create is a 21C Learning Objective
  29. 29. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
  30. 30. From   Create   To     Co-­‐create   Challenge  yourself……….  
  31. 31. Co-creating a Popplet with students around the globe. Robyn Thiessen - Vancouver, B.C.
  32. 32. Step 7: Celebration
  33. 33. Celebrate New friends and achievements Reflect and evaluate A sense of accomplishment Making the world a better place Enhanced cultural understanding
  34. 34. • Flat Classroom Projects for Elementary Level
  35. 35. ‘A  Week  in  the  Life…’   A  Flat  Classroom®  Project  for  Elementary  School  students   Grades  3-­‐5,  age  8-­‐10  
  36. 36. Essen0al  ques0ons  which  will  be   answered  as  part  of  the  project   •  What  are  the  similari0es  and  differences   among  children  around  the  world?   •  How  can  we  connect  with  each  other  through   our  commonali0es?   •  How  does  your  geography  where  you  live   impact  your  topic?  
  37. 37. 1.  Do  some  research  on  a  week  in  the   life  of  children  in  your  school  around   these  NINE  topics:    •  School  0me   •  Languages   •  Clothing   •  Housing   •  Transporta0on   •  Leisure  0me   •  Holidays   •  Celebra0on   •  Environment  
  38. 38. 2.  Collect  mul0media  and  share  with   team  members     •  Mul0media  choices:  video,  audio,  slideshow,   cartoons,  etc.   •  Share  mul0media  online  via  team  wiki  pages   •  Discuss  differences  and  similari0es  between   mul0media  
  39. 39. 3.  Complete  a  final  project   demonstra0ng  your  informa0on  to   the  rest  of  the  group.    •  Each  classroom  will  be  responsible  to   assemble  a  number  of  team  projects   •  Upload  finished  projects  to  the  wiki   •  View  all  the  group  projects  and  compare  and   contrast  the  results.    
  40. 40. Project  Tools  -­‐  Students   •  Edmodo  –  Our  ‘social’  educaTonal  network   – Students  in  teams   – ‘Handhake’  –  introducTons   – Share  ideas,  converse,  solve  problems   •  Wikispaces    -­‐  Our  collaboraTve  working  area   – Co-­‐create  wiki  pages  with  material  share  for  each   topic     •  Other  Web  2.0  tools  
  41. 41. Workflow  AWL  –  Part  1   Mul0media  Collec0on   Wiki,  Edmodo   Sharing  raw  mulTmedia   Team  Forma0on   Edmodo   Organize  by  Teams   In  Teams,  individual   handshake   Classroom  Handshake   Edmodo   Join  the  AWL  12-­‐2,     Class  Handshake,  teachers’   comment,  interact  
  42. 42. http://k2-12-2.flatclassroomproject.org/
  43. 43. AIM: TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT AND ALSO BUILD COMMUNITY THROUGH REGULAR CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION AND BY SHARING BETWEEN CLASSROOMS. BUILDING BRIDGES TO TOMORROW
  44. 44. TO CONNECT CLASSROOMS AROUND THE WORLD IN MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS AND COLLABORATIONS AND TO SHOW THAT CO- CREATION OF IDEAS AND PRODUCTS IS POSSIBLE AT THIS LEVEL OF EDUCATION OUR CHALLENGE:
  45. 45. CREATING THE HANDSHAKE ¢  Handshake phase —  In your groups of 5-6 reach out and ‘shake hands’ over the next week. —  Share this handshake experience with the rest of us via the wiki and Ning ¢  Tools for the handshake? —  You decide! —  Skype? —  Google Earth? —  Another Web 2.0 multimedia tool? —  Share ideas and surprise us
  46. 46. Essen0al  ques0ons  which  will  be   answered  as  part  of  the  project   •  Can  very  young  students  effecTvely  connect,   communicate,  and  collaborate  in  a  global   project?   •  What  does  this  look  like?   •  What  products  can  students  in  mixed   classroom  teams  co-­‐create?   •  What  acTviTes  and  structure  can  we  design   and  implement  to  scaffold  this  collaboraTon?  
  47. 47. 1.  There  are  7  possible  topics:   1.  How  We  Play,     2.  CelebraTng  Together,     3.  Going  to  School,     4.  Part  of  a  Family,     5.  Making  a  Meal,     6.  Sharing  Stories,     7.  The  View  from  the  Window  (landscape,   geography)  –  Everyone  does  this  
  48. 48. 2.  Collect  mul0media  and  share  with   team  members     •  Mul0media  choices:  video,  audio,  slideshow,   cartoons,  etc.   •  Share  mul0media  online  via  team  wiki  pages   •  Discuss  differences  and  similari0es  between   mul0media  
  49. 49. 3.  Complete  a  final  project   demonstra0ng  your  informa0on  to   the  rest  of  the  group.    •  Each  classroom  will  be  responsible  to   assemble  a  number  of  team  projects   •  Upload  finished  projects  to  the  wiki   •  View  all  the  group  projects  and  compare  and   contrast  the  results.    
  50. 50. PROPOSED OUTCOMES ¢ Co-created product from mixed classrooms ¢ E-Book creation - to be shared via a variety of devices ¢ Multimedia product eg Voicethread, Glogster (Gr 3-5 project use these) ¢ Parent/school presentation - school assembly? Parent conference session? Open classroom?
  51. 51. Workflow  K-­‐2  Building  Bridges   Mul0media  Collec0on   Wiki   Sharing  raw  mulTmedia   Organising  into   communicaTon  format   Team  Forma0on   MulTmedia  and  Individual   handshakes   Organize  Topics   Select  Tools,  Plan   collaboraTon   Classroom  Handshake   Teacher  Ning   Join  the  K-­‐2  12-­‐2  Wiki   Class  Handshakes  
  52. 52. • 3. Stories from the Flat Classroom
  53. 53. Our Flat Classroom Projects Our school, Forest Ridge Academy, is located in Schererville, Indiana, USA. Several of our classes participated in global projects this year. They were exciting, educational, and most of all fun! A Week in the Life Teacher Deb Heinz
  54. 54. A Week in the Life Skype 5th graders at Stone Oak Elementary skyping with students at Blakely Elementary Speaker: Cindy Glenn
  55. 55. A Week in the Life Project 2013-1
  56. 56. A Week in the Life 2013-1 Animal Facts Group
  57. 57. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  58. 58. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  59. 59. AWL  –  Mystery  Handshakes  
  60. 60. AWL  –  Student  Summits  
  61. 61. Speaker: Toni Barton
  62. 62. K-­‐2  Teacher  Web  2.0  Smackdown   •  You  believe  global  collaboraTon  has  a  place  in   your  classroom   •  You  want  to  improve  digital  ciTzenship  and   cultural  understanding   •  You  want  to  foster  global  competency  amongst   students  and  teachers   •  You  have  some  digital  fluency  and  access  to   digital  tools   •  You  want  to  use  tools  and  skills  in  meaningful   ways  to  connect  with  others  and  learn  together  
  63. 63. Building Bridges http://eagleeyecamera.wikispaces.com/ Teachers and Students connected globally while following journey of two eaglets. Aaron Maurer - aarmau@gmail.com
  64. 64. Building Bridges This collaborative iBook was created by Grade 1 and Kindergarten students from Bandung, Indonesia, Borneo, Indonesia and BC Canada. Created by @jasongraham99, @mauimickey and @B_sheridan Speaker: Jason Graham
  65. 65. Building Bridges
  66. 66. Building Bridges
  67. 67. Anne  Mirtschin   Hawkesdale  P12  College   Australia   h$p://www.murcha.wordpress.com   @murcha  
  68. 68. Building Bridges – Fran Siracusa
  69. 69. K-­‐2  Handshakes   •  From  Japan   •  From  Texas  
  70. 70. Handshake  from  Chennai,  India  
  71. 71. Building Bridges Woodmen- Roberts Elementary used iMovie to tell others about our Weather
  72. 72. Digitween Skype Catalyst Charter Middle School Skyped with Hewitt Trusseville Middle School Digitween 12-2 Speaker: Sandy Wisneski
  73. 73. Eracism - Bracket A "The use of Facebook by students around the world to communicate with one another does more harm than good." Students participating in Bracket A are 11 and 12 years old. Click on the images to hear the debates.
  74. 74. Eracism
  75. 75. Theresa Allen – Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and Project Manager
  76. 76. •  Featuring Flat Classroom® Projects •  flatclassroomproject.net
  77. 77. When  you  go  flat,     you  never  go  back  
  78. 78. Is  there  a  Flat  Classroom®  in   YOUR  Future?   Connect,  Collaborate,  Change   flatclassroomproject.net   #flatclass  
  79. 79. flatclassroombook.com More than a book…….. A Journey into Learning Join our teacher network, flatclassrooms.ning.com
  80. 80. Julie  Lindsay   Director  and  Co-­‐founder,  Flat  Classroom®   Flat  Classroom®  Conference  Chair   Global  Educator,  Leader,  Innovator,  Author   @julielindsay   learningconfluence.com  
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