Flat Classroom Project Simulation


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What is a flat classroom? How does it work? What do you do and who does it?
A simulation re-designed for the Flat Classroom Conference held in Doha, Qatar January 2009
Julie Lindsay

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Flat Classroom Project Simulation

  1. 1. Simulation Workshop Horizon Project 2008 Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy
  2. 2. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics ‘ Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student What is a Flat Classroom?
  3. 3. What is a Flat Classroom? Global Collaboration 3.0 Cultural Understanding Digital Citizenship Online Learning Peer Review ‘ Flattened’ student-teacher learning experiences
  4. 4. What is a Flat Classroom? Product ‘mashup’ Wiki Video
  5. 5. Student Produced Video
  6. 6. Collaborative Group Wiki
  7. 7. What is the Horizon Project?
  8. 8. Features of the Horizon Project
  9. 9. 6 Trends & 7 Meta-trends 4 Areas of Impact
  10. 10. <ul><li>TREND - Grass Roots Video (GRV) [18 students] </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager for GRV - Jess N (QA Gr 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Project Manager - Hilliary J (1WHS - Gr10) </li></ul><ul><li>Subgroups/Areas of Impact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GRV Wiki A (Impact on education) - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Al F (QA Gr10) , Renea R (GHS) , Anna F (ASB), Michael P (VIS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GRV Wiki B (Impact on government, politics and employment) - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linda I (BSGE Gr11), Heidi Y (GHS) , Yume A (KGHS 3Yr) , Daniel B (GBA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GRV Wiki C (Impact on arts, entertainment and leisure) - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shamar W (BSGE Gr11), Cristina C (ASB), Rachel M (PLC), Brayanna B (7thWHS Gr10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GRV Wiki D (Impact on science and health) - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Betsy B (7thWHS Gr10) , Leanne H (GBA), Kahla I (VIS), Khalid M (QA GR 11) </li></ul></ul></ul>Expert Advisor - Jeff Utecht (China) Classroom teacher 1 - John Turner (Melbourne) Classroom teacher 2 - Rosalind Greehy (Spain) Classroom teacher 3 - Madeline Brownstone (NY, USA) Flat Classroom – Horizon Project 2008 http://www.flatclassrooms.com http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com
  11. 11. Personal Profile <ul><li>Name: Betsy B </li></ul><ul><li>Role: GRV Wiki D </li></ul><ul><li>Area of Impact: Science and health </li></ul><ul><li>School: Westwood High School, Grade 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Country: Georgia, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Time-zone: GMT -4 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Member Job Description </li></ul><ul><li>To collaborate with other member(s) to create a AOI-wiki page for the given trend/topic </li></ul><ul><li>To complete a personal multimedia artifact based on the trend/topic and embed this in the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>To follow the given template and the assessment rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate, interact and complete essential work within the given time frame </li></ul>EXAMPLE PROFILE
  12. 12. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation <ul><li>Sit with your ‘Area of Impact’ partners (color-coded) </li></ul><ul><li>Expert, Classroom Teachers, PM and APM spread around groups </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to the group based on your personal profile (1 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Work out synchronous/asynchronous communication possibilities based on personal time-zone (1 min) </li></ul>STEP 1
  13. 13. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation <ul><li>Discuss Grass Roots Video Trend and how it applies to Area of Impact (2 min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and collaborative wiki authorship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss personal video ideas and possible requests for outsourced clips (2 min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology and logistics for sharing multimedia files around the world </li></ul></ul>STEP 2
  14. 14. Horizon Project 2008 Simulation <ul><li>As a whole group - </li></ul><ul><li>How can this be facilitated as a community of online learners as opposed to face-to-face? </li></ul><ul><li>What communication and cultural issues were evident? What are the solutions to these? </li></ul><ul><li>What organisation issues developed? What are the solutions to these? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the teacher and supporting educational personnel? </li></ul>FINALE
  15. 15. <ul><li>Where do NETS come in? or iNETS? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of technology in facilitating these projects? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki – ‘weapon of mass collaboration’ (Tapscott) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning – ‘professional/educational’ networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the role of educational leaders to foster global interaction and successful project-based learning using online tools? </li></ul>Flat Classroom Conversations
  16. 16. Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning Qatar Academy, State of Qatar http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com http://flatclassrooms.ning.com