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K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow


K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow

A group for teachers in the K-2 Flat Classroom Project called 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow'. This project was a pilot in early 2012. It is now run twice a year. Full information available on the K-2 New Teacher Guide.

Website: http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/k-2-building-bridges.html
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2013

K-2 Project has kicked off! Building Bridges Already!

The K2-12-2 Building Bridges project is now closed! We invite interested teachers to consider joining us for the K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow 13-1 Project. Applications open until February 15, 2013.

Discussion Forum

What are the BEST ways to have real-time connections? 3 Replies

This came up in our meeting today. Teachers at the K-2 level are wanting to have real connection experiences between classrooms to foster higher levels of engagement and excitement, and to make the…Continue

Started by Julie Lindsay. Last reply by Lara Ronalds Dec 7, 2012.

A View from Your Window - K-2 12-2 2 Replies

The 'A View from Your Window' part of this project is open-ended, but it does include everyone contributing 'something'.What will that something be? How will it be collated? Who will take leadership…Continue

Started by Julie Lindsay. Last reply by Lara Ronalds Nov 12, 2012.

Do you have everything in place. Here's a checklist. 2 Replies

Hi everybody,We are now moving into week 3 of Building Bridges and trying to get all the organization pieces in place. At the beginning of any project there may seem as if there is an endless list of…Continue

Started by Betsye Sargent. Last reply by Betsye Sargent Nov 2, 2012.

K-2 12-2 - Time to think about the final Project Co-creation

Hi everyoneRespond to this discussion with ideas for what your final project as a team may look like. Share some 'smack-down' Web 2.0 tools and talk about co-creation and what this looks like for…Continue

Started by Julie Lindsay Nov 1, 2012.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Lisa Durff on November 28, 2012 at 3:25am

All K-2 teachers with email addresses (that I could find) have been invited to be co-authors on the blog.  If each teacher could post about your window views (include photos, VoiceThreads, glogs, Animotos, videos, or any artifacts) that would be fantastic. Let me know if you need me.

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...

Comment by Julie Lindsay on October 15, 2012 at 8:22pm

Congratulations to Leigh Ray from Alaska for sharing her Grade 2 class Handshake this week! This gives us a wonderful glimpse into her classroom.

Comment by Melanie Midgley on June 5, 2012 at 3:43pm

Hello Everyone,

Here is a link to the GROUP 9- Part of the Family prensentation posted on the wiki...ENJOY!

Comment by Julie Lindsay on May 1, 2012 at 9:46pm

Meeting #6 - I just sent out the Timebridge meeting invitation to everyone. Hoping to confirm a meeting to take place on or before May 5.

Agenda items include:

  • Update on teams and decisions and progress about co-creation of a final product based on theme/topic
  • Update on the 'View from the Window' - all-teams topic
  • Final decisions about finishing up the project - timeline and celebration

See you at the meeting this week!

Comment by Julie Lindsay on April 6, 2012 at 9:05pm

Meeting #4 this week - Resources from our first ever 'Smackdown' are here: http://k2-pilot.flatclassroomproject.org/Resources
Please add more resources if I missed anything.

Comment by Julie Lindsay on April 4, 2012 at 12:17pm

Meeting #4 and #5 now confirmed via Timebridge. #4 is in less than 24 hours from now, 8am China April 5, 8pm EST April 4.

At both of these meetings we invite you to 'Smack-down' a Web 2.0 tool in 3-4 minutes and share ideas for co-creation and product development. Let's have some fun with this while together coming closer to what our classroom collaborations will be sharing in another month.

Comment by Julie Lindsay on April 2, 2012 at 1:41pm

K-2 Meeting March 28, 2012 - Notes

Blackboard Collaborate recording

What's Next??

  • Determine teams (if needed) for students
  • Bootcamp or share ideas for software - Smack-down coming!
  • Introduce topics to students
  • Design collaboration and co-created products
  • Co-creation means:
    • Use the same set of media (collected together) but each class creates a different product?
    • Adding media to the same tool e.g. Voicethread?
    • Each class develops a plan and requests media from other classes (outsourced)?
    • What else?

Comment by Julie Lindsay on March 27, 2012 at 10:05pm

Hi everyone, just a reminder we have our next K-2 Building Bridges Teacher meeting on Wednesday March 28 at 7am EDT, 11am GMT, 7pm China, 10pm Australia in Blackboard. Hope to see you there.


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