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A Week in the Life Project 12-2


A Week in the Life Project 12-2

Website: http://aweekinthelife12-1.flatclassroomproject.org/
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2012

A Week in the Life 12-2 - Welcome!



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Great Stuff Going On!! 1 Reply

Project Managers and Lead Teachers,I see so much great activity, wonderful handshakes, and great connections going on in all the projects.  I wonder if each of you could do me a favor?  Write a…Continue

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Started by Lisa Durff. Last reply by Lisa Durff Dec 15, 2012.

It's Summit Time 1 Reply

As part of the Flat Classroom® Project, we will hold Student Summits in our Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom.  We will invite outside participants to join the summits.  During a 30-45 minute…Continue

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Started by Lisa Durff. Last reply by Julie Lindsay Nov 26, 2012.

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Comment by Lisa Durff on November 26, 2012 at 11:53pm

Please enter your classtimes on the AWL Classtimes Calendar now.  Thank you to the three teachers who have done so.

Comment by Lisa Durff on October 24, 2012 at 8:47am

All Teachers,

Please disseminate this crucial information and bring it up at your respective teacher meetings and in your classrooms.  There is a wiki glitch!  Vicki has identified a glitch when a participant is attempting to join a wiki using an iPad.  The join me button does not appear on iPads, so for now all iPad users need to be invited by email and this WILL work..so they will need to be invited to both the wiki #1 (to our gated community) and to the project wiki.  Please share this information with all your teachers as soon as possible. Thanks Lisa.
Comment by Lisa Durff on October 17, 2012 at 6:42am

Jessica Friday posted a super awesome blog for her students about wiki editing complete with screenshots, arrows, captions, and circles.  I just had to share this -> http://around-the-world-in-80-blocks.blogspot.com/2012/10/hwc-day-3...

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Comment by Michelle M on October 12, 2012 at 4:13pm
Summary from AWL 12-2 Meeting on 10/10/12
** For the subgroups you are leading on Edmodo - have two questions posted or survey/poll created in your subgroup about your topic by Sunday 10/14/12. If you have not signed up to lead a subgroup yet on the team grid, please do so asap.**
Currently Working On
1. Researching each topic with students (food, transportation, etc.)
2. Edit students' comments with students on Edmodo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVSw54VU1A
3. Add two questions to start conversation in your subgroups you are leading.
4. Students are finishing up their handshakes and responding to one another 
5. Students can use media to share about their subtopics, such as pictures and video
Essential Questions
  1. What are the similarities and differences among children around the world?
  2. How can we connect with each other through our commonalities?
  3. How does your geography where you live impact your topic?

Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.j... 

Comment by Lisa Durff on October 4, 2012 at 1:03am

Just a reminder that teachers should be online with their students in all educational spaces monitoring students. This includes the student ning when your students are online. Thanks!

Project Manager
Comment by Michelle M on October 3, 2012 at 2:17am

Summary of Meetings Held on 9/30 and 10/1

Discussed Areas Already Completed
1. View and Comment on Class Handshakes
2. Have Students Join Edmodo and AWL 12-2 group
3. Join AWL 12-2 Wiki
4. Join Popplet
5. Add Class Times to Calendar
6. Assign Students and Teachers (yourselves) to Groups on Team Grids
Discussed Areas to Complete This Week
1. Create Individual Handshakes and Share within Subgroups on Edmodo
2. Make Sure Students' Names on Edmodo are FirstNameLastInitial_SchoolCode
3. Add School Information to the AWL 12-2 Wiki
4. Create Teacher Handshakes to Share with Subgroups You are Leading
Please don't hesitate to reach out either by email or the Google group with any questions. 
Comment by Lisa Durff on October 2, 2012 at 6:35am

Office hours were so unpopular they have been discontinued. 

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Comment by Michelle M on September 27, 2012 at 6:01am

AWL 12-2 Meeting #3 September 25, 2012

- Discussed Completed/Must Complete Items

1. Student and Teachers Signed Up on Team Grids

2. Students and Teachers on Edmodo and Joined AWL 12-2 Group

3. Classroom Handshakes Posted to Edmodo

4. Create Popplet Account

- Discussed Items to Complete Over the Next Week

1. Add School Information to the AWL 12 -2 Wiki (name, time, and picture of class or school building)

2. Begin Individual Student Handshakes (students can share what they like to do, eat, listen to, etc.)

3. Add your Meet Up Times to the Meet Up document

4. View and Comment on Classroom Edmodo Handshakes

Please Note: Students added to the groups on Edmodo must follow the following username format: LisaP_FCA ( first name, last initial, and school abbreviation). For the students' safety, students with wrong naming conventions will be removed from the Edmodo groups on or before October 1st.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Comment by Lisa Durff on September 24, 2012 at 6:52am

Thank you to Laura, Teacherkow, MrVB, Gretchen Cherian, Debbie Heinz, Mark Meyers, Robyn Thiessen, Jennifer Fenton, Laura Israelsen, Idelle, Laura Grant, mrkiser, Michelle M, Simone Lieschke, Laura Israelsen, Jody Amri, and mary goumas for joining the AWL Google Group.  If you are a veteran teacher you probably joined, but if you are a new teacher and have not done so, please join this vibrant group of educators on the google group!

Comment by Lisa Durff on September 22, 2012 at 7:03am

The 1st synchronous meeting happened today between Hulstrom Options K-8 and Hendricks Day School.  Here is the link to the Blackboard Collaborate recording 



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