Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Monday, November 26, 2012
How do I sign up to judge?
- Complete the Online Sign Up Form. Also at http://tinyurl.com/flatclassjudges.
- If you are not a member of this wiki already:
- Join www.flatclassroomproject.org
- Then click "Join this Space" in the top left corner of this page.
- Wait for approval - you will receive an e-mail noting your approval.
- If you are already a member of this wiki, continue with the following points.
- Join the to get announcements and updates. Add your information to the topic of your choice below (first to wiki it gets it!) and include a hyperlink to your bio and/or Flat Classroom Project Ningprofile).
- Be available to review/judge videos according to the timeline.
Posted by Lisa Durff at 1:36 PM
Friday, November 23, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts on 2012-10-16
- educational-origami - Starter Sheets on 2012-10-16
- Synchronous Conference Guidelines on 2012-10-16
- The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education on 2012-10-15
- Storytelling | Xtranormal on 2012-10-15
- BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos on 2012-10-15
- Simplicity on 2012-10-18
- Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie on 2012-10-18
- Palloff and Pratt’s (1999) notion of the “transmission of knowledge” (ETEC 532) about 1 hour ago
Posted by Lisa Durff at 1:21 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Bookmarks of Note October 21, 2012
Posted by Lisa Durff at 1:16 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012
- 25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | TeachThought
- Digital Citizenship - Who Will You Be? | quietube
- Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy | Video on TED.com
- STEM Training | STEM Is Elementary, LLC | Call 763-291-4808
- ConnectedPD - Next Practices in Learning and Teaching
- Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools - SchoolBook 25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | TeachThought Digital Citizenship - Who Will You Be? | quietube Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy | Video on TED.com STEM Training | STEM Is Elementary, LLC | Call 763-291-4808 ConnectedPD - Next Practices in Learning and Teaching
Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.
Posted by Lisa Durff at 4:30 PM
Monday, August 13, 2012
Global collaboration starts with connecting yourself to the world. Students are the greatest textbook ever written for each other. The same is true for teachers. We are passionate about connecting and facilitating effective collaborations between classrooms because we’ve seen the power of how it can engage students and teach them the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.
We want to bring in people who are nervous, who don’t know how, or who have tried to connect and were frustrated. We also want to bring back those teachers who tried it and got burned out. Now it is time to enlarge the circle of global collaborative excellence in a massive way.
It is our vision that if we can have enough educators linking together and learning about this at the same time, that a natural byproduct will be the creation of many new, exciting global collaborations. It is time to get past the cute stories of global collaboration into the nuts and bolts of the pedagogy that makes it happen. (Although there are a lot of powerful stories to tell), and explore and share the resources available for collaboration.
To help facilitate this conversation, Flat Classroom are joining with TakingITGlobal. Have you purchased or started to read 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time'? yet? Why not join this book club and be part of the conversation around the book, part of the conversation around Flat Classroom AND part of the conversation around Taking IT Global and their virtual classroom facility. The book club will run through the Flat Classroom space (http://flatclassroom.tiged.org/) on the TIGED website. Participants can register with the code: bookclub.
Flat Classroom Projects and Flat Classroom Conference and Live Events Inc. bring together students and educators from around the globe in synchronous as well as asynchronous projects and challenge-based learning experiences.
TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org) hosts an online multilingual community of youth from around the world who use social networking to create positive global change. Young leaders logging in to TIG inspire each other to make a difference, learn about issues that matter, and find opportunities to constructively channel their energy and ideas into action. With a growing membership of over 412,000 individuals in every country of the world, the TIG site reached over 5 million people last year alone. TIG’s mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. This mission is being accomplished through TIG’s online community and through its platform for schools, TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed).
TIGed (www.tiged.org) is host to a community of over 7,900 educators in 135 countries who are interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens. Visitors to the site will also find a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual classroom and collaboration space designed for international learning partnerships. Members can start their own collaborative projects with other educators they find in the community, or they can engage their students in TIGed-organized programming in three key areas: global citizenship, environmental stewardship, and student voice.
The hashtag for our conversations is #flatclass and the book club is, of course, free. Anyone can join us. There’s no homework - just conversation and learning. We’ll all be there to discuss the future of education with each other. We hope global collaborators from around the world will join us and share their stories too. Conversations will hinge around our new book, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. The book is also available in ebook format.
Every week for 4 weeks we will meet Wednesdays at 5 pm EST (GMT-4), starting August 22. Visit our Book club calendar to convert these times to your Time Zone. Subscribe to this calendar via Google calendar to keep up with events.)
Flat Classroom and TakingITGlobal Book Club Meeting Times and Topics for Conversation
Week and Date
Topics of Conversation
Wednesday August 22
Ch.1 - Introduction to Global Collaboration
Ch.3 - Step 1: Connection
Wednesday August 29
Ch.4 - Step 2: Communication
Ch.5 - Step 3: Citizenship
Wednesday September 5
Ch.6 - Step 4: Contribution and Collaboration
Wednesday September 12
Ch.10 - Designing and Managing a Global Collaborative Project
Ch.12 - Rock the World
Get ready for the Book Club!
- Order the book
- Sign up for the book club
- Mark your calendar with the dates and times
Kate Gatto email@example.com
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Julie Lindsay @julielindsay
Co-founders Flat Classroom Projects, @flatclassroom, Flat Classrooms Network
We will use this Blackboard Collaborate room: http://tinyurl.com/flats1213
Posted by Lisa Durff at 10:37 AM
Monday, August 6, 2012
- The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers
- Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education
- PLN Starter for Elementary Teachers | It's All About Learning
- The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Edudemic
- 7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work
- 25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education | Edudemic
- Only a Game: Top Ten Videogame Emotions
- Postcard Creator - ReadWriteThink
- Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video) -...
- InventNow.org - Showroom
- The BackChannel #001: A Conversation With John, July 17, 2012 | EdReach
Posted by Lisa Durff at 3:49 PM
Friday, August 3, 2012
Will arithmetic be a sport in 2061? Is reading, writing, 'rithmetic the core of the US education system? Are the skills students will need in their futures part of the core of US education standards now? Migata maintains reading comprehension, curation, and the ability to think for themselves.
Posted by Lisa Durff at 10:00 AM