Remind them to run their Audio Setup Wizard. Make sure timer is turned on. Should we do music?
Teachers need to vote.
Julie: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
ASK JULIE – DO WE WANT THE CURRENT STUFF IN HERE?Google Jockey
TONI - EXPLAIN HOW TO USE EDMODO
TONI - EXPLAIN HOW TO USE EDMODO
BETSYE – Teachers need to vote.
TONI - EXPLAIN HOW TO USE EDMODO
Internal Use Only
BETSYE - Google Jockey
Awl12 2 teacher kickoff sept 2012 (2)
‘A Week in the Life…’ 2012-2A Flat Classroom® Project for Elementary School students Grades 3-5, age 8-10 While you are waiting, please go to “Tools”, “Audio” to test the “Audio Setup Wizard”
How many of you have used Blackboard Collaborate? Vote Here
Introducing the Flat Classroom® Who is the Flat Classroom®? • Where can you find us? flatclassroomproject.net Directors and co-founders flatclassrooms.ning.com Julie Lindsay @julielindsay flatclassroomconference.com Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher @flatclassroom #flatclass Coordinator: Lisa Durff @durff
What do we do? Flat Classroom® Projects LLC Flat Classroom® Project and all other projects Certified Teacher program Flat Classroom® Conference and live Events Inc. a 501(c) 3 Non profit Conference to help scholarship students from areas of the world in need. Digiteen Project
Flat Classroom® Global Projects P10-11* Flat Classroom® Project @flatclassroom P11-12 Digiteen™ Project @digiteen P13-14 ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 @flatclassroom P12-13 @netgened NetGenEd™ Project P13 @eracismproject Eracism™ Project P13 @flatclassroom K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.
In the past…….• http://aweekinthelife11-1.flatclassroomproject.org/ – Over 300 students – 14 classrooms – South Korea, Canada, Qatar, USA• http://aweekinthelife11-2.flatclassroomproject.org/ – Over 370 students – 22 Classrooms – Canada, Poland, China, South Korea, USA• http://aweekinthelife12-1.flatclassroomproject.org – Over 500 students – 25 classrooms – Turkey, China, Slovakia, USA
Project Tools - Teachers• Flat Classrooms Ning – Our ‘social’ educational network – Join the AWL 12-2 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
Essential Questions Which Will Be Answered as part of the project• What are the similarities and differences among children around the world?• How can we connect with each other through our commonalities?• How does your geography where you live impact your topic?
1. Do some research on a week in thelife of children in your school around these NINE topics:• School time• Languages• Clothing• Housing• Transportation• Leisure time• Food• Celebration• Environment
2. Collect multimedia and share with team members• Multimedia choices: video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc.• Share multimedia online via team wiki pages• Discuss differences and similarities between multimedia
3. Complete a final project demonstrating your information 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.
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 each topic
Don’t worry! We will be going over all information again at each weekly meeting!• Any questions at this point of the meeting?
Workflow AWL 12-2 – Part 1 Classroom Handshake Class Handshake, teachers’Edmodo Join the AWL 12-2, comment, interact Team Formation In Teams, individualEdmodo Organize by Teams handshake Multimedia Collection Wiki, Edmodo Sharing raw multimedia
Student TEAMS Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 School Time 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F Languages 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F Clothing 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F HousingTeam Topics 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F FLAT CLASSROOM TEAMS 2009 Transportation 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F Leisure Time 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F Food 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F Celebrations 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F Environment 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F ‘A Week in the Life...’ Team Grid
Level Based on Student Size with 6 students per teamLevel Up to Number of Students Number of Teams2 216 36 (4 x 9 topics)3 270 45 (5x9)4 324 54 (6x9)5 432 72 (8x9) (maximum number 432 after which time, the students should be split into separate strands and 2 simultaneous strands are run)
AWL Teacher Admin Doc• You will be invited to this – List of resources as reference – Add your details – class size, experience etc. – Newbies and veterans sections
You Should Already Have:Filled in the online billing formJoined the wikispaces Join flatclassroomproject.org first, then after approval Join the project wiki (will be ready soon!) aweekinthelife12-2.flatclassroomproject.orgJoin the Teacher Google GroupJoined the Ning Joined the AWL 12-2 teacher group on the Ning
Adding Your School on the Wiki• All Teachers will need to join the wiki• Add their school on the home page with – Their school logo – A time stamp from clocklink.com – A school photograph of students or the school
Putting Schools and Students onto the Team Grid
Before Next Meeting AS A TEACHER• Fill in the Teacher admin doc.• Post a pre-project teacher reflection on the teacher blog• Join Edmodo as a teacher http://www.edmodo.com/ – Group: FCP AWL 12-2 Code: j11x0w – Create a separate group for your class (optional) – Do not add students yet!
Before Next Meeting WITH STUDENTS• Work on a Classroom Handshake to share on Edmodo• Classroom to Classroom Handshake – Skype: http://skype.com or – Eyejot: http://eyejot.com
Project Workflow: AWL 02 - September-December• Application Deadline: September 1• Online Teacher Information Meeting: before September 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: November 15-30• Celebration, Summits and Reflections: November 30- December 15
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Our Live Events Flat Classroom® Conference 2009 – Doha, Qatar 2011 – Beijing, China 2012 – Germany 2013 – Japan Flat Classroom® Workshops Hong Kong 2009 Mumbai 2010, 2012 USA (educators) 2008, 2010 DigiTeacher™ Workshop ISTE 2010, 2011, 2012? Mumbai 2012
Flat Classroom® Conference a 501(c)3 nonprofitEurope 2012 | Asia 2013 Germany – December 6-8, 2012 Japan – March 8-10, 2013 flatclassroomconference.com
Announcing F.L.A.T.s! Flat Learning Action Talks The online talk youll want to hear!Regular online sessions featuring inspirational ideas from global educators and students. Starting again in September 2012 http://flats.flatclassroomproject.org/