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Coffee for the Brain: ALCOA: Eagle Eye to the World Final Celebration

Coffee for the Brain: ALCOA: Eagle Eye to the World Final Celebration | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Aaron Maurer designed, implemented and managed this global project over the past few months.

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Delighted to see the great success of this project. I do hope you run it again next year!

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Project Zero: Cultures of Thinking

Project Zero: Cultures of Thinking (Engrossed in - Project Zero: Cultures of Thinking http://t.co/GdE33cULur Yes! this is what we have been...
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Global Project Handshake Proposal - Flat Classrooms

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Global Project Handshake Proposal
Dottie Barrow, Akram Bhatti, Tamara Wolpowitz

We are proposing a handshake that focuses on a group of 700 middle school age…
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Another excellent handshake from graduating Flat Classroom Certified teachers.

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Grade 4 Goes Global | The Fantastic Fours

Grade 4 Goes Global | The Fantastic Fours | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
As part of our Communities Unit, we have joined a community of 800 students from all over the world. We are connecting via Edmodo to make friends and teach each
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Grade 4 teacher, Shannon O'Dwyer, from Beijing, China shares her adventures in the A Week in the Life, Flat Classroom Project for Gr 3-5.

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Student Blogging Guidelines | always learning

Student Blogging Guidelines | always learning | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Interestingly, the guidelines our grade 4 students created last year were just as applicable to middle (and high) school as they were for elementary. We ended up using almost all of the guidelines from last year, with just a few minor re-phrasing issues and consolidation.

 


Via Nik Peachey
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@mscofino nad team at Yokohama International School lead the way in student blogging

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Monty Bell's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:43 PM

Great blog guidelines as we move towards a Sharepoint system

Ferdi Serim's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:29 PM

Great article and much more on ISB's wiki, thanks Julie!

Charles Newton's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:09 PM

Like this model - good way to help people reconceptualise future-focused learning.

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Flat Classroom Coming to Texas #txed #edchat @julielindsay

Flat Classroom Coming to Texas #txed #edchat @julielindsay | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
This is a rare opportunity to work in the USA with global educator, innovator and leader and one of the co-founders of Flat Classroom, Julie Lindsay(who is based in Australia), in a carefully designed collaborative environment.
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Lovin' the Voicethread!

Lovin' the Voicethread! | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Both 3rd grade classes in our school (Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL) are participating in this project and LOVE to use Voicethread!  We have 3 designated spots where they can quietly add t...
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The 'A Week in the Life' project for Grades 3-5 students is a wonderful way to become immersed in global connections and new technologies to support communication and collaboration. Applications are being taken now for projects to run next year: http://tinyurl.com/flatprojectapply1314

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Activities that occur during “A Week in the Life” A Flat Classroom Project

Activities that occur during “A Week in the Life” A Flat Classroom Project | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
On my last blog post the question was raised: What are some of the activities that occur when you participate in the “A Week in the Life Project”? (a Flat Classroom Project).  To kick off the proje...
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I love reading about global collaborative projects from the teachers who are working hard to create opportunities for their students.

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New Survey Uncovers Big Trends In Online Learning - Edudemic

New Survey Uncovers Big Trends In Online Learning - Edudemic | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Who actually buys education technology? What do teachers think about online learning? A new survey details the major trends in online learning.
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Includes and interesting infographic 'Education Index'. Interesting to see the rise of online learning - who, how, when

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Certified Teacher Program

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ANNOUNCING! Flat Classroom Certified Teacher - Group discount for schools and organizations (2012-13) The next Flat Classroom Certified Teacher cohort will start in August  2013 with a per teacher...
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Applications open now for the THREE cohorst being run in 2013-14. Read what past students have said about this course and how it promotes creative global project design and strong collaborative skills amongst teachers. Don't procrastinate - plan to take advantage of this professional development! Content is based on the book by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis - Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, published by Pearson 2012.

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Project Idea - Flat Classrooms

Project Idea - Flat Classrooms | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
This is an idea that is in its infancy. I would like to do a global elementary scratch project, as a kickoff to a year-long collaboration, using the new online…
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Maureen, great idea, I hope you get some teachers interested.

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Challenge #12 Celebration and Summation - Flat Classrooms

Challenge #12 Celebration and Summation - Flat Classrooms | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
I participated in the Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama. I am still processing all that I learned and following up with contacts that I made. However, one…
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Thanks for sharing your experiences with Flat Classroom Tracey!

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Writing Quality Comments

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How to Compose a Quality Comment! from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo. As part of our wonderful Flat Classroom project, Miss Williams and Mrs. Danner's 3rd graders at Tappan Zee Elementary School in...
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 14, 2013 2:51 PM

While developed for giving feedback by students on other students' blog posts, this is actually a great model for giving feedback on performance in a great many settings, by all kinds of people - not just students.

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Dear School, tear down those walls! #flatclassroom

Dear School, tear down those walls! #flatclassroom | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
It was the late 1980's. Trans-Am's were screeching down U.S. highways, and Cold War tensions were veering towards the non-existent. Ronny Hollywood Reagan,  the acting U.S. president,  shouted thos...
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Teacher James, from Hong Kong talks about the positive experiences for his students of the Eracism Project - a global debate creatde by Flat Classroom Projects - and how they worked hard, and debated across the world to make it to the finals.

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FLATs - FCCT May 18 Global Project Presentations - Flat Classrooms

FLATs - FCCT May 18 Global Project Presentations - Flat Classrooms | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Flat Classroom Certified Teacher graduates from the FCCT13-1 cohort will present global project ideas and designs See your time zone here.
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There are a number of open events coming up this month of May for Flat Classroom and we welcome an international audience. See http://flatcalssrooms.ning.com/events

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Shaking Hands with Animoto - Flat Classrooms

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By Juliet Evans, Claudia Felske, Bill Krakower, Kim Powell

Nice to Meet us ; )

Bill's Animoto Handshake 
Claudia's Animoto Handshake
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Flat Classroom Certified teachers design a 'handshake' activity for students to get to know each other across the world

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Reflecting on the Flat Classroom Conference Yokohama, 2013

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Reflections on an innovative, pioneering conference -  the Flat Classroom Conference 2013 at Yokohama International School, Japan. The goal: To provide ‘flatclassroom’ experiences for both physical...
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Anne Mirtschin, @murcha, writes about the tools, the highlights, what worked well and the challenges for the virtual participati piece for the Flat Classroom Conference in Japan, March 2013.

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Dealing with doubters - Flat Classrooms

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Hello, I wonder if any of you can help me learn to deal with doubters. I recently took part in and qualified as a PBL teacher through bir.org and PBLU.org. It…
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Holly is one of our new Flat Classroom Certified teachers, currently working in Singapore. She is developing a strong viewpoint on global collaboration and working hard to bring this opportunity to her students.

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Hawaii - Flat Classroom Live!

Hawaii - Flat Classroom Live! | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Once again Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis will be gathering in person with educators and students for a Flat Classroom event. This will be very similar to our Flat Classroom Conference format and we...
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Hope to see you in Hawaii!

Global Thinking for Local Action
Develop collaboration and leadership skills as you work alongside real and virtual team members on an action project with a global theme. This event combines students and teachers and uses Web 2.0 and other information technology tools to connect, communicate, and collaborate to improve the world together.

Glocalism in Action!
This event will join learners of all ages to explore 'globalization' in the form of thinking global and acting local. The event format will allow time for ideation, problem identification, designing solutions and working with technology to build learning communities and sharing ideas. Participants will be energized by the process of the event and the outcomes that we hope will sustain throughout the next year.

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Teacher Education Students Take Part in Global Conference in Japan | Going Places

Teacher Education Students Take Part in Global Conference in Japan | Going Places | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
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Students of Eva Brown, @ebrownorama, a Flat Classroom Certified teacher who cam to our Japan Conference as a presenter, share their experiences presenting virtually at the flat Classroom Conference, japan this year.

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All About Apps (Infographic)

All About Apps (Infographic) | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
  via Mobile Future Mobile Future’s infographic showcases the rapid emergence of this relatively new segment of the mobile marketplace and its contributions to U.S. innovation, job creation an...

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Gust MEES's comment, April 24, 2013 12:43 PM
#Tomas, right, BUT in two different TOPICS of my curation ;) Some people are following ONLY 1 TOPIC, so a need 2 bring it in where it fits in ===> #Education and ALSO #Apps, OK?
Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 5:16 PM

This is something to think about. Maybe App developer is in your future.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:20 PM

$46 Billion by 2016, wow!

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hello little world Skypers

hello little world Skypers | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Hello Little World Skypers is a group of educators dedicated to collaborative International learning.
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Coffee for the Brain: Coffeechug PLN Class for Educators: Objective #1 - Twitter

Coffee for the Brain: Coffeechug PLN Class for Educators: Objective #1 - Twitter | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Aarom Maurer, Flat Classroom Certified Teacher, shares his ideas for developing your PLN

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Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 04/09/2013

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 04/09/2013 | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
We need judges for multimedia for the Flat Classroom project and netgen. A topic will take 3-4 hours to judge during early May. This is a great way to learn about the emerging technology trends in education and technology ...
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Flat Classroom Workshop 2013 - San Antonio, June 20-21

Flat Classroom Workshop 2013 - San Antonio, June 20-21 | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
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Join Julie Lindsay in San Antonio June 20-21 for the next Flat Classroom Workshop - Transform your teaching and learning and embrace collaboration locally and globally. Places limited. Apply today!

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