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Flattening the learning

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I actually started this journey in the winter of 2010 when I was working as a high school English teacher, who knew then that something had to change in the teaching-learning process. I stumbled upon...
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Julie Balen's blog - One of our new Flat Classroom Certified Teacher graduates from the 12-1 cohort. A thoughtful and committed educator who now flattens the classroom wherever she can!

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Eracism 13-1 Coming Soon - Spread the Word and Apply now!

Eracism 13-1 Coming Soon - Spread the Word and Apply now! | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Spread the word about the NEW project starting in February, Eracism 13-1 . We are madly working in the background to bring you the BEST asynchronous global debate we can. Thank you to those who...
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Looking for more classrooms and teachers to sign up now!

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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 February 2013 with a per teacher...
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Read all about becoming a Flat Classroom Certfied Teacher - and the announcement about GROUP DISCOUNTS for schools! Next cohort starts February 2013. As we say - "When you go flat, you never go back"

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Read all about becoming a Flat Classroom Certfied Teacher - and the announcement about GROUP DISCOUNTS for schools! Next cohort starts February 2013. As we say - "When you go flat, you never go back"

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Social Media in the Classroom: How Teachers Can Use It Effectively ...

Social Media in the Classroom: How Teachers Can Use It Effectively ... | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
There are many risks with putting student and school information on the Internet where anyone can access them. The safety of our students is absolutely paramount. But utilizing modern tools, such as social media, can allow ...

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Coffee for the Brain: Round 2 Reflection of Eracism: Global Debate, An Amazing Learning Experience

Coffee for the Brain: Round 2 Reflection of Eracism: Global Debate, An Amazing Learning Experience | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

As Vicki and Julie state, "Once you go Flat, you never go back!" My passion for global education has only gotten stronger through the participation of this project.

All of these students that I had the opportunity to work with through both teams that we operated have done nothing but remind why I love my job! Kids are amazing! Simply put. When they shine and show their talents and you know that it is all them that have done the work, then as a teacher/leader you know you have done your job. I simply sat back and watched them blow my mind. It is amazing what kids can do when you place them in a situation where there is no ceiling but the ones they place on themselves. When they remove that ceiling WATCH OUT! because it is a spectacle to behold.

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Thanks Aaron for sharing your insights. What an excellent way to take your classroom global! We hope many more classes from aroudn the world join Eracism 2013: http://www.eracismproject.org/

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E-Learning Journeys: Eracsim 12-2 - Debating across the Globe - Live this week!

E-Learning Journeys: Eracsim 12-2 - Debating across the Globe - Live this week! | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
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Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.
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Looks like a valuable resource, especially the integration with iPads.

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Flat Classroom Project - Student Summits - Mr. M's Blog

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What is a Student Summit? A summit is a meeting held in the online Blackboard classroom. These are recorded and often available for people from the public to attend. After the summit, the recording is archived and shared for ...
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Brian McLaughlin is one of our veteran Flat Classroom teachers. His students lead the way with collaborative learning, multimedia produciton and summit participation.

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Coffee for the Brain: Global Education/Flat Classroom: Discussion with Dr. Leigh Zeitz and Students from UNI

Coffee for the Brain: Global Education/Flat Classroom: Discussion with Dr. Leigh Zeitz and Students from UNI | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
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Flat Classroom Certified teacher Aaron Maurer shares his frank views and strategies for global collaboration and global education with Dr Z from the University of Northern Iowa. Excellent insight into how to flatten the classroom walls and meet challenges headon to globalize attitudes and experiences of students. Thanks Aaron!

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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity... | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/engaging-students-through-social-media-real-world-experience-creativity-future-employability/

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Lynnette Van Dyke, Jim Lerman
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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.

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How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.

From word clouds to network data visualizations, infographics have become a primary format for content in a relatively short period of time. Although the ‘infographic’ is nothing new, its proliferation and evolution has been nothing short of exponential in the past few years.

Whether you love them or hate them, the rising popularity of infographics can’t be denied.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 7, 2013 4:29 PM

Really excellent how-to using the impressive Piktochart infographic tool.

Neil Ferree's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:05 AM

Infographics done right and done well can generate lots of traffic to your http://bit.ly/RichSnippet and build your brand

Charles-Louis Mazerolles's curator insight, March 8, 2013 3:28 AM

good tool to know :-)

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Application for Flat Classroom® Project 2012-2013

Application for Flat Classroom® Project 2012-2013 | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Applications open for next semester! Application for Flat Classroom® Project 2012-2013 http://t.co/7WcV6UEi #flatclass...
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The Truth About Twitter

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Good post to share with colleagues who are reluctant to try Twitter.


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Exciting Updates from Flat Classroom® - January 2013

Exciting Updates from Flat Classroom® - January 2013 | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
We have lots of exciting news to share about Flat Classroom®. If you are still on holiday (southern hemisphere) I recommend you save this email and come back to it in a week or so. We don't want you...
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Educators are invited to join the Flat Classrooms network to interact with other like-minded global collaborators.

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Exciting Updates from Flat Classroom® - January 2013

Exciting Updates from Flat Classroom® - January 2013 | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
We have lots of exciting news to share about Flat Classroom®. If you are still on holiday (southern hemisphere) I recommend you save this email and come back to it in a week or so. We don't want you...
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Virtual Book Club

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Join Kyle Dunbar and colleagues for the very next virtual book club based around our book http://flatclassroombook.com
Starts January 7!

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Project Manager Summary

Project Manager Summary | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
This fall I was hesitant to take on managing the project “A Week in the Life” which is organized for 3-5th Graders to connect with technology to discuss their cultures. I learned that M...
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Thank you to Toni Barton, a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and Project Manager for A Week in the Life 12-2, along with Michelle McGarvey

 

Thank you to all the amazing students and teachers who participated. If you are interested in Flat Classroom Projects, go to http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/about.html

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25 Apps for Global Mobile Learning

25 Apps for Global Mobile Learning | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Computers and, later, Web 2.0 have changed the way young people learn. Now apps are set to do the same.
An “app” is short for software application. For example, Angry Birds and Facebook ar
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Where in the World Will You Go Next with PBL?

Where in the World Will You Go Next with PBL? | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Previously in this series on going deeper with project-based learning, we've explored the importance of teacher reflection in teacher reflection in PBL, considered how to plan interdisciplinary proje...
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Author Suzie Boss features Flat Classroom: "Collaborative projects broaden teachers' horizons, too, connecting them with colleagues from around the world. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Julie Lindsay (@julielindsay), founders of the Flat Classroom Project, had never met face-to-face when they launched their first collaborative project several years ago. Now, they have co-authored a book, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds to share their field-tested insights about collaborative PBL. They lead teachers from around the world on several "flat" projects annually, using technology to overcome distances and connect learners in shared inquiry and problem solving."

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A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet

A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

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Coffee for the Brain: Eracism: Global Debate, An Amazing Learning Experience

Coffee for the Brain: Eracism: Global Debate, An Amazing Learning Experience | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
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Aaron Maurer, middle school teacher with student teams participating in Eracism 12-2, shares his thoughts about the final debate where one student team debated in the HS round.

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Eracism 12-2: Debate Final Bracket C - Flat Classrooms

Eracism 12-2: Debate Final Bracket C - Flat Classrooms | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it

Join students from Argentina and USA as they debate LIVE in the Eracism 12-2 Debate Finals for Bracket C. Topic: "Global management of natural resources will cause more harm than good."

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Storify on the iPad

This video tutorial shows you how the Storify app works on the iPad.

The app is a great tool to create multimedia assignments, projects or as a way to make multimedia mixed source comprehension tasks.


Via Nik Peachey, Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki, Sam Gliksman, John Evans
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Dico Krommenhoek's comment, December 10, 2012 2:02 AM
Thans, John!
tammy bailey's curator insight, December 18, 2012 2:39 PM

Looks like an to use for digital storytelling.

jspellos's curator insight, December 31, 2012 10:49 AM

One of my fave social media tools.  Great for classroom and businesses.

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12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy | Heidi Cohen

12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy | Heidi Cohen | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.
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How to not let the naysayers get you down? - Flat Classrooms

How to not let the naysayers get you down? - Flat Classrooms | Flat Classroom | Scoop.it
Hi all, Here's a question I hope you can help me think through.
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