Posts tagged globaled
Posts tagged globaled
So excited to be co-leading the Flat Classroom Live! event in Hawaii with my friend and Flat Classroom co-founder Julie Lindsay. This event for students and educators is a life-changing way to learn about new technology and make powerful connections between schools. Join us July 24-26.
Hope some of my new Tumblr friends can make it. It is going to be a blast - I’m taking 15 students and parents on the trip!
If you want to collaborate and do something globally but just have one or two days and have no budget, a sounding board for one of the Flat Classroom projects is a great way to get started. This is the website where we have information on what sounding boards do and how you can sign up now. The window of opportunity for this semester is closing so if you’re interested, sign up now.
“A Sounding Board is a classroom that reviews the collaborative wiki pages created by students in the Flat Classroom Project.
Sounding Board classrooms are not part of this project in other ways, they come in specifically to review collaborative wikis and provide feedback to participating classrooms and students. They can be classes from typically Grade 6 and older.
Sounding Board classrooms will sign up to give feedback to assigned Topic / Wiki teams as shown on the HomePage.
The amount of time it will take to peer review will depend on the experience the class has with online global collaborations. Students will need to carefully review material posted on the wiki (including watching the videos or presentations associated with that group) and then provide thoughtful feedback using the linked Peer Evaluation Criteria.
More details can be found on the Sounding Board wiki of the project you are applying for. The current project is FCP13-1. See further instructions and method at http://bit.ly/WGBzUt
More information about Flat Classroom Projects can be found at http://bit.ly/WLJaXp”
My friend Toni Olivieri-Barton mentioned this in a FLAT Session yesterday where we were talking about global collaboration. It is a Video mail sharing site where you flip and send video back and forth. Toni said she’d like to try it with students. This would be interesting to try. This is better than text email for families separated by time - you can do a video message. Interesting. There are also apps for it.
Teacher Aaron Mauer, who has 2 teams in the @eracismproject debate finals (one just debated and came in second to Think Global Argentina) and another that is debating next Wednesday against a school in China, shares an email to his students. The debate will be open to the public (I shared the links yesterday) and will be next Wednesday - the US students are coming in at 7:30 am and the students in China are debating at 9:30 pm . The thinking required to be able to debate and compete is important - I especially like his emphasis to his students about one of the main reasons his first team didn’t win - a lack of current events knowledge. My aunt was a history teacher and she had students read the newspaper the first 10 minutes of class every day — no discussion, just reading it and then putting it away and time to teach. I have a friend who has just started a political blog that said that one thing made all the difference for him. Lest you think she didn’t cover her content - she did — she just made time for current events. We have so many standards for history - but are we allowing students to learn about history as it is being made? I doubt it. This is a great read and shows the importance of global literacy — we do have sign ups happening now for the eracism project for next semester if you want to enter a team (middle school and high school students) Aaron says,”
]2. Current Affairs - a very interesting statement from a judge from another country and one that has me thinking things over as a teacher and in my curriculum. She mentioned that we need more current affairs in our research. She stated that anyone can pull from a historical text, but students should be able to show understanding of the world in which they live in. Pretty powerful and therefore if you see anything in the news that could be used bring and perhaps work it into our already existing script.”
This is my public evernote notebook where I’m sharing notes about global collaboration in education, technology, and my notes from conferences. If you’re following the leading edge of technology and use evernote, you can use this notebook to keep abreast of the things I’m collecting in this area. I’ve added Julie Lindsay to the notebook, so, we’ll look to collect there as well.
Evernote shared notebooks are great ways to share collections of information in a slightly different format than bookmarks.
Kyle Dunbar is opening up a virtual book club about the book I coauthored, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. She has the schedule and information posted on her blog post (linked from title above) and the group will be meeting on Mondays at 7pm. if you’re interested in global collaboration in the classroom as well as differentiation and project based learning, she’s a great one to spend time with. (Of course, i think the book is good because I poured my life into it, but the conversation about global collaboration using a common framework is great.) If you want to join - go to her website. Students are the greatest textbook ever writen for each other but why are so many schools afraid to link students and open that book?
Julie Lindsay and Think Global School and Flat Classroom have partnered to create the World Wide Think Tank and organization for students to brainstorm and take action on common issues. If you want to join - here is their wiki.
The Flat Classroom Project - Taking the Long View (by FlatClassroomProject)
The “Youtube” keynote is a hinge of our projects - we have renegades and innovators from around the world share a challenge and thoughts for students and teachers as part of each project. These would make great films for preservice teachers and your classroom. I highly recommend viewing this video. Why do we incorporate global collaboration into our classrooms?
“Australia/Sydney-based award winning educator, Chris Betcher, talks about the long-term advantages for students of connecting and collaborating globally. He includes footage from his students today who worked on global projects over 10 years ago and the impact this had on their lives and future careers.
This keynote was produced for the Flat Classroom Project 12-2, November 2012.
I just love our how our “Week in the Life” elementary Flat Classroom project teachers linked their videos to a symbaloo page so the kids can click and get to know each other so easily. A great use of symbaloo.
My friend Julie has written a great blog post on how to attend the Gloal Education Conference. You’ll want to use this as a reference.