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Flat Classroom Project Presentation: ECIS 2007

  1. Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology Qatar Academy European Council of International Schools Conference, Madrid November 2007
  2. The Flat Classroom Concept David Warlick, ‘Flat World, Flat Web, Flat Classrooms’ /
  3. 21 st Century Learning Objectives Blooms Revised Taxonomy
  4. Framework for 21 st Century Learning 21 st Century Standards Engages students with the real world data, tools , and experts they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life--students learn best when actively engaged in solving meaningful problems
  5. 21 st Century Literacy's From Kim Cofino and ‘Always Learning’ /
  6. ISTE NETS.S: The Next Generation “ What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world……” Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operation and Concepts
  7. “ Jousting for the New Generation: Challenges to Contemporary Schooling” By David Loader “ Knowledge sharing among students can be a major source of content and pedagogy.”
  8. You Know Your Classroom is Flat if… You and your students use Twitter, Meebo, MSN, Google Chat and other forms of ‘instant’ messaging to communicate with each other and around the world
  9. You Know Your Classroom is Flat if… You expect to hear from your students via a Ning message rather than an email
  10. You Know Your Classroom is Flat if… There is no need to go into lengthy demonstrations of new software. Good software is intuitive, students get bored with you talking so the best thing to do is let them play and explore it
  11. You Know Your Classroom is Flat if… You and your students expect to have regular, if not daily, conversations with teachers and students from other countries
  12. Global Interaction Do it, don’t just talk about it
  13. 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… we do it…..and who we do it with……
  14. Education cannot be in isolation….. Holistic Multicultural Trans-disciplinary "I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn" Albert Einstein
  15. Project Requirements WIKI content creation and editing MULTIMEDIA ARTIFACT outsourced video clip REFLECTION EVALUATION
  16. Topics Flattener #2 The new age of connectivity Topic #1 Connecting the world online Topic #2 How the WWW has changed the world Flattener #3 Work Flow Software Topic #3 How workflow software has enhanced productivity and communication Flattener #4 Uploading Topic #4 The changing shape of information Topic #5 Why we should be promoting Web 2.0 tools for sharing information
  17. Flattener #5 Outsourcing Topic #6 Globalization and outsourcing Flattener #9 Informing Topic #7 Google takes over the world #8: Personal learning environments and social networking Flattener #10 The steroids Topic #9 Mobile and ubiquitous Topic #10 Virtual communication Topic #11 Wireless connectivity Topics
  18. Flat Classroom Project 2006 in Review Video available from:
  20. Casey and Cannelle: The ‘C’ Team Virtual Communication Casey and Cannelle’s introduction video available from
  21. Horizon Project 2007
  22. Horizon Report 2007
  23. Key Trends Studied User-Created Content Social Networking Mobile Phones Virtual Worlds New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming
  24. Keynote Speaker Five Classrooms Twenty Judges Peer Review Sounding Boards Six Emerging Trends (Topics) Student Project Managers Advisory Panel Researcher Panel Journalist Panel Awards Ceremony Student Summits Thirty-Five Educators Fifty-Six Students Horizon Project Elements
  25. Student Summit and Awards Ceremony
  26. Flat Classroom Project 2007
  27. C hanging the Shape of Social Learning
  28. Are you a member of the Flat Classroom Ning?
  29. C reate: Design and Innovation Personal Learning Environments and Social Networking “ Social Networks…Profile design” By Sara T Summary: Want to know what makes a good interesting profile? What is it that attracts people to your page? And what features do social networks have that create and make communication effective? The answers to these questions with examples are all found in this video. Remember Design Matters! Location : Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar Outsourced Video Segment: Christopher T. From the Westwood School in Camilla. Video can be found at:
  30. C onnect: Student Audio Introductions All audio introductions can be found on the Flat Classroom Ning at: /
  31. C ommunicate Wiki discussion tab
  32. C ommunicate
  33. C ommunication Issues Communicate OFTEN, CLEARLY, RESPONSIBLY “ But what if they think we are all terrorists??” “ I haven’t heard from a team member” “ I don’t understand what they are saying” “ My father told me if someone says bad words to me I am to say bad words back”
  34. “ I was sharing some Flat Classroom experiences with colleagues last night over dinner. We were talking about curriculum reform and School 2.0 requirements. It dawned on me that we need to be creating these opportunities for students to interact with others and communicate and collaborate in order to learn more about what life is like in all parts of the world. We need to be promoting innovation and creativity and move into higher order thinking rather than robotic-style teaching. My Grade 10 Flat Classroomers this semester were meant to be doing a unit of work focusing on Adobe Premiere and video making. I 'transformed' this unit into the Flat Classroom so that we could participate. This means we will not be learning Premiere in as great a depth. But hey, what would you rather be doing, learning Premiere or helping to dispel the myth that all Middle Easterners are terrorists via a pro-active network of youth who are part of the future of this world??” Flat Classroom Diaries
  35. C ooperate Wiki discussion
  36. C ooperate 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
  37. C ontribute Wiki history
  38. Message to students…… Contribute to your team by recording short video clips for your partners to use in their videos. Do not be a non-contributor and lurk somewhere in the darkness. Come out and be part of the construction . C ontribute
  39. C ollaborate Ning discussion
  40. C reate: Story and Empathy Workflow Software “ Workflow Software and Students” By Fatma M (Toomie) Summary: Software Software Software.... what will students EVER do without it? With this video we can see EXACTLY what we have taken for granted. Location: Qatar Academy. Doha, Qatar Outsourced Video Segment: Gracie S, Westwood Schools, Georgia URL:
  41. C reate: Design and Innovation Connecting the World Online “ A Ring For Jimmy” By Amalia B Summary: Jimmy needs help with his project about Georgia. Will he make technology of the year 2052 work for him? Find out in this 1950s-style educational video of the 2050s! Location: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, USA Outsourced Video Segment: Gillian F. from WW, USA; Rawan Z. from QA, Qatar URL:
  42. C reate: Design and Innovation Personal Learning Environments and Social Networking “ Blog Heroes” By Zakaria S Summary: It is a movie that was made to dramatize an actual event in which a suicidal teen expressed his feelings in a blog, so that his friends read it and rush to help him. Location: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, USA Outsourced Video Segment: Dustin W., Westwood, USA URL:
  43. C elebrate New friends New achievements A sense of accomplishment Making the world a better place Enhanced cultural understanding