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  • Schools want to go global, teachers want to connect their classrooms with the world, but what are the strategies and skills needed to 'flatten' a school and launch it into the future. In fact, the future is now, the vision needs to be articulated now, and global learning should be planned across the curriculum now, not as an add on or as something too hard to access. 
  • What is flat learning and why is it important
  • Teacher to student, student to student, student to teacher. Expert advisors, sounding boards, opportunities to learn from and with anyone
  • Use of mobile technologies, blended learning
  • More than ½ a billion mobile phones in Africa now
  • It is not in the future….it is NOW!
  • Flipped classroom a form of blended learningWhere are the collaborative models?
  • Understand that flat classrooms are based upon things you already understand – Research Based Best Practices such as differentiated instruction, authentic assessment, cooperative learning, and project based learning. The only difference is that your classroom is merged with other classrooms and your student’s partners are in other time zones and locations.
  • Julie: We describe global collaboration in stages. GC 3.0 = more emphasis on co-created multimedia products, use of social media tools for communication, high expectations to connect in an ongoing manner, student-centered learning
  • Global competition for jobs means that today’s students must not only be well-educated, creative problem solvers but they must also be equipped to collaborate globally.
  • Teachers have the potential to exercise new and dynamic leadership in schools, thereby enhancing the possibility of social reform
  • What leadership skills are needed? What decisions need to be made? Strategic planning?
  • Connect yourself, connect your school, connect your students!
  • Vicki:
  • Connected to a PLN or PLC is a 21C skill for all learners. This is not about social media as such, but about using networking tools in responsible and thoughtful ways to support learning objectives. This is about using the technology to make sustained and meaningful connections. This is about professional use of social media for teachers and students.
  • Include different connection experiences across the curriculum
  • Become a teacherpreneur! Find opportunities through your PLN and bring them to your students and your school. A teacherpreneur is a teacher who sees an opportunity to make a profitable learning experience for students through the forging of partnerships with other classrooms with common curricular goals and expectations.
  • Information - where does it comes from? How is it vetted?Location - we need local and global connections to produce well-educated studentsGeneration - how can learners connect across generations?Communication - it is important to include both technological and non-technological pathways of communication
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  • Hidden curriculum – can be opened by those with technology accessLearning capital – Learning experience of new implementations – success involves both teachers and students
  • Pull technologies bring the information and updates to you.
  • Connect yourself, connect your school, connect your students!
  • Number two http://flickr.com/photos/spilt-milk/357015070/ - yoppy's photo stream accessed 4/5/2008 6:08 pm Defining Asynchronous and Synchronous Communications The two types of communication are asynchronous and synchronous.
  • So, the flat classroom removes the barriers of time and space, allowing students to collaborate across the world and even across time with legacy projects… our student’s grandchildren could literally contribute to a project that today’s students did in gradeschool.
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  • Although technology is used in communication, digital citizenship is still squarely about relating to people.
  • Vicki: - talk about Areas of AwarenessJulie: Cover Rays of Understanding
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  • All students and teachers should conduct themselves in a professional and culturally sensitive manner. This includes the types of avatars they choose, the styles of language they use, and the quality of material they upload. Digiteen Project is a launching pad into this professional learning mode. Here is an example of students solving communication problems themselves.
  • Educational networks are for community building and collaboration.Wikis are for disruption and collaboration
  • Julie: And it is more than just students, it is about educators, preservice teachers, and experts merging together in a flattened learning environmentVicki: Where students and educators work together as one with mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Literally, the classroom has become…
  • Julie: The 3R’s – without these there is no true collaboration or co-creation
  • How do teachers learn to collaborate?How do students?What are the best tools?How do you teach collaboration?
  • Educational networks are for community building and collaboration.Wikis are for disruption and collaboration
  • Educational networks are for community building and collaboration.Wikis are for disruption and collaboration
  • As we talk about creating it’s not the typical words of the past. Extracted methods of creating using technology ….how many of these would have been used 20 years ago?
  • Educational networks are for community building and collaboration.Wikis are for disruption and collaboration
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  • Flat Classroom® Workshop 2013 Day 1

    1. 1. Flat ClassroomWorkshop 2013Julie Lindsay @julielindsayhttp://flatclassroomworkshop2013.flatclassroomproject.org/http://learningconfluence.com
    2. 2. Introductions• Handshake via your introduction• What do you do?• Why are you here?• Something about you not related toeducation?
    3. 3. San Antonio – In the news todayTechnology enhances life, health of seniors, studies say“Many people, as they age, dont want change in their life. But they have toembrace change, and the technology that comes with it, because keeping themind active and learning new things is very important. Its the key to living along and interesting life.”Studies have shown that seniors who use computers report fewer depressionsymptoms than seniors who dont log on. Whats more, according to a 2012study conducted by the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, computer use, coupledwith moderate exercise, may protect against memory loss late in life.http://thepoint.usatoday.com/hilton/en_us/news/front_page/local/news-article.L2NvbnRlbnQvZ2xvYmFsL2VuX3VzL25ld3MvbG9jYXRpb24vbm9ydGhfYW1lcmljYS91cy9zYW5fYW50b25pb19fdHgvS0ZfR05MXzA2MjAyMDEzMzU4OA==.local.htmlJune 20, 2013
    4. 4. Places and SpacesGetting set up to collaborate• Join wiki – add name to participants page• Join Flat Classrooms Ning• Join Backchannel• Virtual participants
    5. 5. BackchannelJumps InHere!
    6. 6. SCHEDULE Day 1• PART A– Getting started with Flat Classroom pedagogy– Defining global collaboration– Getting started with Global Projects• PART B– Skype call – Conversations about Flat Classroom Pedagogy– 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom– Reviewing existing projects– Web 2.0 Bootcamp– Quadblogging activity• PART C– Designing, Pitching and Evaluating Global Projects• Flat Classroom Projects Part 1• Action Project
    7. 7. SCHEDULE Day 1• PART A– Getting started with Flat Classroom pedagogy– Defining global collaboration– Getting started with Global Projects
    8. 8. what is connected and‘flat’ learning?
    9. 9. Connected Learning…….Connected learning applies to skills, attitudes and behaviorsfor the 21st century. It is about how we receive, share andultimately create and publish content. It is also about how weapproach learning through the use of technology. Connectedlearning focuses on the building of networks and developingpersonal learning resources through the interaction withpersonal learning networks and professional learningcommunities. A face to face community, or regularclassroom, is often the starting point, but then, supported bytechnology, the learner connects with other ideas, resourcesand communities online. The term connectivism is oftenused and refers to the metaphor of a network with nodes andconnections, and where learning involves creating theseconnections.
    10. 10. Connected Learning…..
    11. 11. Flat learning…….‘Flat learning refers to the working relationship betweenall learners - teachers, students and others - so there is noreal hierarchy for learning. A Flat Classroom connectsand engages with multiple audiences, resources and toolsto create authentic, collaborative learning outcomes.Information flows freely from one to the other as thequest for knowledge, constructed throughinteraction, continues. This is scaffolded by the efficientuse of a variety of tools, especially Web 2.0 tools, forlearning management, collaboration and co-creation.PLN - Personal Learning NetworkPLC - Professional Learning Community
    12. 12. Flat Learning…..
    13. 13. …..use oftechnologyto virtuallyeliminatethephysicalwalls oftheclassroom
    14. 14. …bringing theworld into theclassroom andopening theclassroom tothe world….
    15. 15. ……discovery andengagementwith others whoare not in yourphysical spacehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122642792/
    16. 16. Connected AND ‘flat’ learning isimportant because…
    17. 17. …itconnectslearnerswith theworld andimpactsthe contextin whichwe learn
    18. 18. …it is apedagogysupported bytechnologyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/5617505546/
    19. 19. …it canchange theworld as weknow it - localand global…it goesbeyond justconnecting….
    20. 20. Connected andFLAT learning isthe future?……NOW
    21. 21. Partnership for 21st Century Skillshttp://www.p21.org/overview
    22. 22. P21C SkillsCommunication & CollaborationCommunicate Clearly• Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communicationskills in a variety of forms and contexts• Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions• Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)• Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priorias well as assess their impact• Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)Collaborate with Others• Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams• Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises toaccomplish a common goal• Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributionsmade by each team memberhttp://www.p21.org/overview
    23. 23. ISTE NETS.S
    24. 24. ISTE NETS.T
    25. 25. FlattenedClassroomBlendedLearningChallenge-basedProject-basedFlippedInquiry-basedHolistic – Flat embraces all modes
    26. 26. What is a Flat Classroom®?Transforming Education through Global Collaboration
    27. 27. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 ToolsAuthentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student
    28. 28. projectsandpedagogy
    29. 29. Thomas FriedmanThe World is Flat"The more you have aculture that naturallyglocalizes - that is, themore your own cultureeasily absorbs foreignideas and best practicesand melds those with itsown traditions - thegreater advantage you willhave in a flat world."
    30. 30. Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally
    31. 31. BestPractice
    33. 33. Defining the GlobalCollaborative ClassroomA classroom that is:• connected• engages with multipleaudiences• engages with diverseresources, and tools• createsauthentic, collaborative learning outcomes.
    34. 34. GlobalCollaboration1.0GlobalCollaboration2.0GlobalCollaboration3.0Evolution of GlobalCollaboration in Education
    35. 35. The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP 7
    36. 36. Challenges of EmbeddingGlobal CollaborationGoingBeyond the‘Wow’Engaginglearners andleadersShiftingtraditionalpedagogiesHavingrealisticexpectations
    37. 37. What is ‘Global Collaboration’?Not an‘add on’An approachto pedagogy
    38. 38. Evolution of the TraditionalClassroomLearningis SocialSocial-educationalnetworkingNewmediaPeer-to-peerlearning
    39. 39. Why Global Collaboration?Global competencyInternational mindednessCultural awarenessGlocalisation!
    40. 40. Discuss!What makes a successful globalcollaborative project?Why are some projects moresuccessful than others?What are the characteristics of anengaged teacher and classroom ina global project?
    41. 41. What is a Teacherpreneur?“A teacher who sees an opportunity tomake a profitable learning experiencefor students through the forging ofpartnerships with other classrooms withcommon curricular goals andexpectations”“The teacherpreneur accepts theresponsibility and risks for the endeavorand is accountable for the outcome”http://flatclassroombook.com
    42. 42. What do Teacherpreneurs do?Teacherpreneurs take all the best practices ineducation and latest advances in technology anduse them to blaze new trails in teaching andlearning that focus on connection andcollaboration.See Teacherpreneurs - http://tinyurl.com/teacherpreneurs
    43. 43. The rise of the Teacherpreneur Leader• Champions for change – realizers of the vision• New methods of publication and sharinginformation – keep on teaching!• Building and facilitating communities• Researchers• Pedagogical excellence• Innovate from within• Working within and beyond the school culture• Managers, directors, mentors, guides
    44. 44. Teacherpreneur LeadershipA teacher gets anidea for learningFosters excitementamongst otherteachersA group of teacherscome together todo somethingsignificant
    45. 45. TeacherpreneurInnovatorPedagogyexpertCommunitybuilderConnectorChangemakerIntegratesnewtechnologies
    46. 46. How do school leaders foster theTeacherpreneur Leader?• Encourage customization of learningexperiences to local standards while beingflexible to embrace the world• Support innovation and encouragepedagogical excellence• Encourage an agile curriculum• Equip teachers to investigate new globalrelationships and design solutions
    47. 47. how do you…..go flat?http://www.flickr.com/photos/31167076@N07/5471047557/
    48. 48. BackchannelJumps InHere!
    49. 49. SCHEDULE Day 1• PART B– Skype call – Conversations about Flat Classroom Pedagogy– 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom– Reviewing existing projects– Web 2.0 Bootcamp– Quadblogging activity
    51. 51. Step 1Connectionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
    52. 52. Step 1: Connect
    53. 53. How do you connect?
    54. 54. ConnectionConnected PLN
    55. 55. What is a PLN?An extendedcommunity ofpeople that youcan interactwith regularlyA personallychosencollection ofresources youcan go to whenyou want tolearnsomethingPhoto credit: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2060090675/
    56. 56. Foster conversation andsocial learning throughconnectivity and interactivityOngoing professionaldevelopmentMake important professionalconnections globally
    57. 57. Encourages a globalperspectiveActs as a lifeline for quickfixesCaveat: A network is only as valuable anduseful as what participants contributePhoto credit: http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2112632514&size=mScaffolds educatorssharing, communicatingand collaborating
    58. 58. ConnectionTaxonomy© Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’. Pg 55
    59. 59. Good teacherpreneurs arent renegades;they are connectorshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/344832591ConnectionTeacherpreneur
    60. 60. InformationLocationGenerationCommunicationConnectionStrategy for Curriculum Development
    61. 61. Creating aConnectionStrategyp 51- 54
    62. 62. CommunitiesLearningcapitalThe hiddencurriculumContextsConnectionCurriculum agility and stability
    63. 63. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/375671790/in/pool-rssConnectionPull Technologies1.RSS Reader2.Tablet-Sized Devices3.Handheld Devices4.Social Bookmarking5.Joining Online Conversations6.Networking Organizations7.Location Based Apps
    64. 64. Connection is not enough………………it is only the first step of going flat
    65. 65. Step 2Communicationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
    66. 66. TraditionalClassroomFlat ClassroomSeparated byLOCATIONUnified by theINTERNETSeparated by TIME Unified byASYNCHRONOUScommunicationstools
    67. 67. Communications in the 21stCentury p 64-67Step 2: Communication
    68. 68. Communication Challenges• Timezones• Connection issues – technical and human• Perception and application of synchronous vsasynchronous– Blending learning across the world– ‘Classes’ outside of normal school hours– Students and teachers connected outside ofnormal school hours
    69. 69. Teacher Meetings
    70. 70. Web 2.0 Bootcamp• Tools for Connecting and Communicating– Edmodo– Ning– Voicethread– Blackboard– Animoto – Handshake multimedia– Others?
    71. 71. Step 3 - Citizenship
    72. 72. Discuss!What is YOUR definition ofdigital citizenship?
    73. 73. Digital Citizenship“…the norms of behavior withregard to technology use”Ribble and Bailey
    74. 74. © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2011
    75. 75. Map of world‟s Facebook connections Source: Facebook December 2010Step 3: CitizenshipTechnology Access
    76. 76. Technical AwarenessYou can run into the 21stCentury when you knowhow to use 21st centurytools.
    77. 77. Individual Awareness“To blindly accept awebsite‟s profile settings isto hand over your digitaldestiny.”
    78. 78. Social Awareness“The novelty and addictiveness of technologywill harm our relationships and productivityunless we take control.”
    79. 79. Cultural Awareness Everyone is not just like me. Everyone is like me in some ways.
    80. 80. Global Awareness• Different countries have different laws– Copyright, legal– Taboo subjects• Nationality transcends culture– Every nation has multiple cultures– Never stereotype a nationP 101
    81. 81. CitizenshipWhy did youdelete stuff offthe wiki?BTW Ididn‟tdeleteanythingSorry foraccusingyou, thehistorymakes itlook like youOMG I JUSTSAW THEHISTORY ONTHEWIKI..Reallysorry for anyproblems
    82. 82. Step 4 -Contribution andCollaboration
    83. 83. Discuss!What is „collaboration‟?What is „global collaboration‟?What conditions must exist tosupport global collaboration inlearning?
    84. 84. If Collaboration is a needed &required 21st Century skill,educators need to not onlyteach it, but employ & modelit as well
    85. 85. “The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mailthem, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their ownthing and not listen to what you ask of them.”Student in the Horizon Project
    86. 86. The InternetONE PURPOSE
    87. 87. •Receive•Read•Respond
    88. 88. Technopersonal skills - SynchronousCollaboration
    89. 89. Technopersonal skills - AsynchronousCollaboration
    90. 90. Co-CreationCollaboration
    91. 91. Web 2.0 Bootcamp• Tools for Collaborating– Wiki– Google Docs– Voicethread– Others?• Quadblogging activity – in teams
    92. 92. Step 5: Choice
    93. 93. Discuss!What are the reasons for givingstudents choice in theirlearning?What are the characteristics ofteachers in the choice-richenvironment?
    94. 94. Choices: Align with Learning Styles
    95. 95. Social Network(Ning) •Blogging•Forums•Administration•Organizing Site•Linking sharer•Acting•Presenting•(Get on film)•Photography•Camera Op•VoiceThread•Animoto•Record audio files•Audacity editor•VoiceThread•Animoto•Photography•Outdoor video•Gcast remotely•“Roving” reporter•Google Earth•Forums•Cell phone enabledBlogging or pics•Discussion facilitators•Reflections•Reading &opinion•Debates
    96. 96. Wikis •Wiki Composition•Writing•Research•Programming•Organizing•Widget finding•Mentoring•Acting•Presenting•(Get on film)•Camera•Photography•Graphic Design•“looks”•Record audio files•Audacity editor•VoiceThread•Animoto•Outdoor dig storytlngor photography•Maps•Environmentalresearch•Discussion mgt•Cell phone enabledBlogging or pics, twitter•Live streaming•Reflecting•Opinion•Reporting ongroup issues
    97. 97. Step 6 - CreationTo be able toCreate is a21CLearningObjective
    98. 98. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
    99. 99. ……to account for the newbehaviours emerging astechnology advances andbecomes more ubiquitous.Why Revise?http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+TaxonomyBlooms Digital TaxonomyAndrew Churches
    100. 100. Digital Taxonomy
    101. 101. CreationCo-creationHigher Order Thinking
    102. 102. Discuss!What is „co-creation‟?Can you have co-creationwithout the 3 R‟s of globalcollaboration?
    103. 103. Step 7:Celebration
    104. 104. CelebrateNew friendsNew achievementsA sense of accomplishmentMaking the world a better placeEnhanced cultural understanding
    105. 105. Why Celebrate?Ongoing Improvement – KaizenA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire andhave it said, “she didn‟t teach 30years, she taught 1 year 30times.”
    106. 106. Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-classrequired assessment fora global project, it isadvised that studentsare able to celebrate andreflect with others fromthe project, includingteachers and students. ”
    107. 107. LACHSA Summit
    108. 108. Vienna International School Summithttp://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/SummitsPresenterVicki DavisWestwood Schools
    110. 110. BackchannelJumps InHere!
    111. 111. Web 2.0 Bootcamp• Tools for Connecting and Collaborating– Edmodo– Ning– Wiki– Voicethread• Quadblogging activity – in teams
    112. 112. SCHEDULE Day 1• PART C– Designing, Pitching and Evaluating Global Projects• Flat Classroom Projects Part 1• Action Project
    113. 113. Flat Classroom Projects2012-13Meet the Flat Classroom
    114. 114. Why global projects?A Global Education includesGlobal Collaboration!
    115. 115. Flat Classroom®Global ProjectsFlat Classroom® ProjectDigiteen™ and Digitween™ Projects‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5NetGenEd™ ProjectEracism™ ProjectIncubator Program (you can do this after certified!)K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow@flatclassroom@digiteen@netgened@eracismproject@flatclassroom@flatclasskidsP10-11*P11-12P13-14P12-13P13NEW!NEW!@flatclassroom*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.#flatclass
    116. 116. ‘A Week in the Life…’A Flat Classroom® Project for Elementary School studentsGrades 3-5, age 8-10
    117. 117. Project Tools - Teachers• Flat Classrooms Ning – Our ‘social’ educationalnetwork– Join the AWL group– ‘Handhake’ – introductions– Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Google Group– For emails and more private communication as needed• Google docs– Teacher admin doc– Team Grids – student teams and class information
    118. 118. Essential Questions Which Will BeAnswered as part of the project• What are the similarities and differencesamong children around the world?• How can we connect with each other throughour commonalities?• How does your geography where you liveimpact your topic?
    119. 119. 1. Do some research on a week in thelife of children in your school aroundthese NINE topics:• School time• Languages• Clothing• Housing• Transportation• Leisure time• Holidays• Celebration• Environment
    120. 120. 2. Collect multimedia and share withteam members• Multimedia choices:video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc.• Share multimedia online via team wiki pages• Discuss differences and similarities betweenmultimedia
    121. 121. 3. Complete a final projectdemonstrating your information tothe rest of the group.• Each classroom will be responsible toassemble a number of team projects• Upload finished projects to the wiki• View all the group projects and compare andcontrast the results.
    122. 122. Project Tools - Students• Edmodo – Our ‘social’ educational network– Students in teams– ‘Handhake’ – introductions– Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Wikispaces - Our collaborative working area– Co-create wiki pages with material share for eachtopic
    123. 123. Workflow AWL 12-2 – Part 1Multimedia CollectionWiki, Edmodo Sharing raw multimediaTeam FormationEdmodo Organize by TeamsIn Teams, individualhandshakeClassroom HandshakeEdmodo Join the AWL 12-2,Class Handshake, teachers’comment, interact
    124. 124. TeamTopicsFLAT CLASSROOM TEAMS 2009Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6School Time 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1FLanguages 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2FClothing 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3FHousing4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4FTransportation 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5FLeisure Time 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6FFood 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7FCelebrations 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8FEnvironment 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9FStudent TEAMS„A Week in the Life...‟ Team Grid
    125. 125. “A week in the life…”
    126. 126. Project Workflow:AWL 02 - September-December• Application Deadline: September 1• Online Teacher Information Meeting: beforeSeptember 15• Classroom and Student Handshake: September 15-30• Team Formation and Project Discussions: October 1-30• Multimedia Collection and Sharing: November 1-15• Media Collation and Product Development: November15-30• Celebration, Summits and Reflections: November 30-December 15
    127. 127. Please join ourView from the Window YoublisherIt’s not too late.Patty Hoyt, CaliforniaAnne Mirtschin plus pageof captionsSonja Dasopatis, captionsbelow each picturePossible layouts, but I canuse anything. I can turnanything into a JPEG.
    128. 128. http://k2-12-2.flatclassroomproject.org/
    131. 131. WHY ARE YOU HERE? You believe global collaboration has a place in yourclassroom You want to improve digital citizenship and culturalunderstanding You want to foster global competency amongststudents and teachers You have some digital fluency and access to digitaltools You want to use tools and skills in meaningful waysto connect with others and learn together
    132. 132. CREATING THE HANDSHAKE Handshake phase In your groups of 5-6 reach out and „shake hands‟ overthe next week. Share this handshake experience with the rest of us viathe wiki and Ning Tools for the handshake? You decide! Skype? Google Earth? Another Web 2.0 multimedia tool? Share ideas and surprise us
    133. 133. Project Tools - Teachers• Flat Classrooms Ning – Our ‘social’ educationalnetwork– Join the K-2 Building Bridges group– ‘Handhake’ – introductions– Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Google Group– For emails and more private communication asneeded• Google docs– Teacher admin doc
    134. 134. Essential Questions Which Will BeAnswered as part of the project• Can very young students effectively connect,communicate, and collaborate in a globalproject?• What does this look like?• What products can students in mixedclassroom teams co-create?• What activities and structure can we designand implement to scaffold this collaboration?
    135. 135. 1. There are 7 possible topics:1. How We Play,2. Celebrating 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
    136. 136. 2. Collect multimedia and share withteam members• Multimedia choices:video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc.• Share multimedia online via team wiki pages• Discuss differences and similarities betweenmultimedia
    137. 137. 3. Complete a final projectdemonstrating your information tothe rest of the group.• Each classroom will be responsible toassemble a number of team projects• Upload finished projects to the wiki• View all the group projects and compare andcontrast the results.
    138. 138. PROPOSED OUTCOMES Co-created product from mixed classrooms E-Book creation - to be shared via a varietyof devices Multimedia product egVoicethread, Glogster (Gr 3-5 project usethese) Parent/school presentation - schoolassembly? Parent conference session?Open classroom?
    139. 139. Workflow K-2 12-2Multimedia CollectionWiki Sharing raw multimediaOrganising intocommunication formatTeam FormationMultimedia and IndividualhandshakesOrganize TopicsSelect Tools, PlancollaborationClassroom HandshakeTeacher Ning Join the K-2 12-2 Wiki Class Handshakes
    140. 140. Project Workflow:K-2 12-2 October-December• Application Deadline: September 15• Online Teacher Information Meeting: before October 1• Classroom Handshake and Kick-off: October 1-15• Team Formation and Project Discussions: October 15-November 1• Projects to be started by November 1• Multimedia Collection and Sharing: November 1-15• Product Development and Co-Creation: November 15-30• Celebration, Summits and Reflections: November 30-December 15
    141. 141. Digiteen/Digitween Project
    142. 142. © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 20
    143. 143. What is the Digiteen Project?There are 2 parts to this project for students whoare 13 years and older:• Global collaboration on research and sharingresources via a wiki, including ongoing discussionand interaction between global classrooms via thewiki and Ning• A school-based local project that takes the newknowledge about Digital Citizenship andimplements something within the schoolcommunity that will raise awareness and make adifference
    144. 144. Digiteen Project Features• Continue with the rigorous research and wiki-co-creation• Continue with mature discussionopportunities on the Ning, sharing ideas andpractices to do with digital citizenship• School-based action project
    145. 145. Workflow Digiteen/Digitween Pt 1ResearchWiki, EdmodoSharing rawmultimedia/wiki editingDiscussionsTeam FormationEdmodo/Ning Wiki/Team GridIn Teams, individualhandshakeClassroom HandshakeDigikid = Edmodo Digiteen = NingClass Handshake, teachers’comment, interact
    146. 146. Project Matrix (11x5) = 55 groupsAreas of Awareness/CoreCompetency1.TechnicalAccess &Awareness2. IndividualAwareness3. SocialAwareness4. CulturalAwareness5. GlobalAwarenessA1 Safety 1A 1B 1C 1D 1EA2 Privacy 2A 2B 2C 2D 2EA3 Copyright, fair use & legalcompliance3A 3B 3C 3D 3EB Etiquette & Respect 4A 4B 4C 4D 4EC1 Habits of learning andmanaging online activity:Health5A 5B 5C 5D 5EC2 Habits of learning andmanaging online activity:Social media6A 6B 6C 6D 6EC3 Habits of learning andmanaging online activity:Virtual worlds7A 7B 7C 7D 7ED Literacy & fluency 8A 8B 8C 8D 8EDigital CitizenshipPerspectives: Parents &Community9A 9B 9C 9D 9E
    148. 148. Collaboration Primer• 2 or more people working together– Higher order thinking skill• Local:– geographical proximity– more opportunity for synchronous communication– often cultural and linguistic differences minimized.• Global:– Collaborators geographically dispersed (eg culturaland linguistic differences or different time-zones)– requires more of an asynchronous approach
    149. 149. Discuss!What are the CHARACTERISTICSof a GOOD Global Project?How can we design learning experiences thatembrace global education as well as enforce rigorand relevance.....or are these the same? Is itessential to have rigor??
    150. 150. What is an Effective GlobalCollaborative Project?An educational project that flattens or joinsclassrooms and people from geographicallydispersed places within a technologyinfrastructure built for a common curricularpurpose.Interactions foster cultural understanding andglobal awareness in the process of learning.Local identity is maintained and celebrated.
    151. 151. Getting Started with Global ProjectsFind like-minded educatorsDesign OutcomesSelect ToolsManage for Success
    152. 152. Examples of successful GlobalProjects“Successful globalcollaborativeprojects start withplanning anddesigningmeaningful andunderstandableinteraction.”
    153. 153. Am I willing to redesign mycurriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does?“Designing a globalcollaborative experienceinvolves transcending theobvious real time linkup,fostering higher order thinkingand providing opportunities forcultural understanding whileusually making a product thatimpacts others in a positiveway. ”
    154. 154. How do I define criteria forevaluating global projects?
    155. 155. Discuss!How can we design learningexperiences that embraceglobal education as well asenforce rigor andrelevance?Are these the same?
    156. 156. Project Design Relationships
    157. 157. Julie LindsayDirector and Co-founder, Flat Classroom®Flat Classroom® Conference ChairGlobal Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author@julielindsaylearningconfluence.com