Learning about the world, with the world
I had an interesting couple of hours at SHORE School, Sydney as part of my trip into the 'big smoke' this week. SHORE is just as Cameron Paterson described it - especially the part about views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.…Continue
Added by Julie Lindsay on November 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
What story would have the most impact to bring both understanding of the problem and the solution to excessive consumption of sugary beverages? How can you take an idea that has already been done and package it into a program that other communities can use and benefit from the work you've done? How do you change behavior, habits, and culture to bring about LASTING healthy change?
Added by Brent Takenouchi on July 25, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Using Google's street view of five random locations, Geoguesser assigns points for closeness to the actual location. We are challenging teams of students to work on obtaining the highest score!
How do you…Continue
Added by Janet Barnstable on July 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
It is not too late to join us virtually here in Hawaii. We kick off tomorrow, July 24, and need more virtual teacher team members.
Fill in the online form if you are interested.
Here is a message sent out to all virtual registrants today - it has valuable linke to the wiki and info about how to be a…Continue
Added by Julie Lindsay on July 24, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments
#flatclass2013 Hawaii Live team! Planning day before the conference. — with Vicki A Davis, Julie Lindsay, Theresa Allen, and Frank Guttler…Continue
Added by Theresa Allen on July 23, 2013 at 11:48pm — No Comments
This is a copy of the letter to students I emailed out just now. I've also put it on the wiki. You'll need to join both of these places as the conference starts, so save time and do it now. See you soon!
Added by Vicki Davis on July 20, 2013 at 6:50pm — No Comments
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Added by Alyssa Donahue on June 14, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments
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 and virtual conference attendees across the globe with the innovative use of cutting edge technology. To truly flatten walls across oceans, hemispheres, time zones etc is largely unchartered territory.…Continue
(See the youtube video created by Violet Lindsay after a collaborative effort of sharing images, feelings, a google hangout etc by some of the virtual participants.)
The final day saw a later start and altered timetable for the Flat Classroom Conference 2013 in Yokohama, Japan. Our most active virtual participants gathered in the backchannel chat and shared conversations. Live…
Added by Anne Mirtschin on March 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
I think this concept of virtual communities is so interesting and potentially very powerful- I came across a google hangout that happened last night with a group of students who call themselves the "Fellowship of the Ning" - if you haven't heard of how they came together and their process of collaborating it is interesting to watch:
This morning at the flatclassroom…Continue
Added by Tim Gascoigne on March 10, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
After two days of amazing collaborative work and enthusiastic web development, Team Yellow (1) (yeah, not a very creative name, let's call us Brendan, Sam, Alex and Christina) presented
CONTACT FOR AID…
Added by Christina Anghelina on March 9, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
I remember seeing a tweet from Julie Lindsay about joining the Flatclassroom Conference virtually. How cool I thought - plus it gave SUNY credit and seemed to be a great connection with my COETAIL course. I set everything up, got familiar with the tools, invited a friend to join in beijing and waited in anticipation for it to begin.
My expectations were high and I was super pumped to make it work. It didn't go as I…Continue
As the state that I live in enjoys its hottest March on record, I worked as quickly as possible to water some of my garden before the conference started. In a split second of anxiety, I thought I would miss it altogether as I was about to step on a snake! Luckily it was not a snake but a blue tongue lizard.…Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on March 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Even though things did not go as planned I feel that I still got a lot out of my experience and attendance as virtual participant. Often we have ideas and visions of things and experiences that will come to us, however when these initial ideas change into something different we end up disappointed and discouraged. I would like to say that staying positive and looking into what was actually accomplished rather than not accomplished is the key to success in situations like that. We need to…Continue
Added by Alan Hoskin on March 9, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments
Taken by Alan Levine - It's meant to be me welcoming everyone to the conference
Welcome everyone! A special welcome also to our virtual participants at the…Continue
I've been trying to check in from my classroom, including describing the conference to my grade 4 class and watching some of the live video together.
You can add my experience to the list of people experiencing tech problems, however I haven't found it to be frustrating since I'm not trying to participate actively.
However, it appears that the technical problems are almost all related to the 'live' elements of the collaboration, ustream & backchannel in my case. When I have…Continue
Our fond love for Julie and your work with the Flat Classroom Project conference.
I developed an educational digital storytelling Ning platform for UNESCO Power of Peace Network for African youth called "I am African This is my story...". This is now an international platform. Feel free to leverage this platform for setting up class groups, personal pages and downloading curriculum on digital storytelling. There is also a…Continue