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Digiteen 12-2

For the teachers and organisers of the Digiteen Project 12-2.

Website: http://www.digiteen.org/
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2012

Digiteen 12-2

Meeting room URL  

The Synchronous Meetups that are scheduled will be on the Digiteen 12-2 Project Calendar.

The Synchronous Conference Guidelines.pdf are hints compiled by Kim Cofino.  I recommend them highly.

Discussion Forum

It's Summit Time! 1 Reply

As part of the Flat Classroom® Project 2012-5, we will hold Student Summits in our Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom.  We will invite outside participants to join the summits.  During a 45-60…Continue

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Started by Lisa Durff. Last reply by Theresa Allen Dec 14, 2012.

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 Theresa Allen Nov 22, 2012.

Tweaking Digiteen for Digitween 6 Replies

How do we want to tweak the Digiteen Project so it fits the needs for our DigiTween students?Think of how the Team Grid and wiki can be formatted as well as the topics.  Look at the Digiteen Team…Continue

Tags: DigitTween, 12-2, Digiteen

Started by Theresa Allen. Last reply by Theresa Allen Sep 29, 2012.

IB MYP Technology 3 Replies

Greetings:We are an IB World School with 3 classes participating: IB MYP Technology 2-4 (grades 7-9). I was the teacher of all 3 classes in DT 11-3 and framed the DT Action Project as a Design Cycle…Continue

Started by Gil Anspacher. Last reply by Sheryl Krengel Sep 28, 2012.

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Comment by Gil Anspacher on November 27, 2012 at 11:16pm

I feel the same in terms of time. We are just getting into the deeper part of the work and understanding the process. My students are asking for an extension of time to work with their peers in other schools, but I have to rush them to an action project as it is the end of the semester.

As before, I would suggest an earlier start date if at all possible.

Otherwise, the process is great! My students are asking for more, more and more.

Gil Anspacher, Technology Coordinator & MYP Technology Teacher
Virgin Islands Montessori School & International Academy

Comment by Mitzi Moore on November 26, 2012 at 3:04pm

Tomorrow I'm having each person contribute something to the Wiki, and then we will start planning action projects.  I watched the recording of last week's meeting and Vicki's comments really inspired me.  I can't wait to brainstorm with each of my classes!

Project Manager
Comment by Theresa Allen on November 26, 2012 at 12:33pm

I agree with Julie - thanks for letting us know.  Do what you can with your class.  Some classes meet every day, some once a week.  You do what your students and yourself are capable of doing.  We're here if you need us, too!

Comment by Julie Lindsay on November 26, 2012 at 9:58am

Hi Mitzi, thanks for the update. One reason why our projects span 8-12 or even 14 weeks is to account for school interruptions. Keep going! Let us know how we can support.


Comment by Mitzi Moore on November 26, 2012 at 9:51am

Hi all.  My class is far behind the others, I realize, because once we tackled the technical difficulties of getting the sites unblocked, we were deep into one project and then we had to complete another interdisciplinary project that involved all their teachers.  When we completed that, we traveled out of state with all 120 freshmen for a week, and then we had a week off for Thanksgiving.  This week we are going to contribute to the wiki and plan our action projects.  Three of my classes have done meet-ups this semester, and a handful of them did an after-hours meetup with schools in China and Singapore from their homes late at night.  They really liked seeing the handshakes on the Ning of their group partners--in particular, they liked the ones done with Animoto (they asked, "Can we do that, too?")

Comment by Lisa Durff on November 21, 2012 at 10:48am
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 "What's going on in [Name of your project] this week" for me - just a paragraph or two.  This would be fantastic!  Maybe you could say how many countries are represented, what are the favorite handshake tools, the learnings of the week.  I would like to gather these paragraphs from you and post online in our public spaces?  Please post to our teachers' ning in a blog post with the tag flatclass_connections
What I saw this evening:
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.

Project Manager
Comment by Theresa Allen on October 18, 2012 at 3:19am

Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Lisa Durff on October 17, 2012 at 6:41am

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...

Project Manager
Comment by Theresa Allen on October 4, 2012 at 2:58am

Thanks for the reminder, Lisa.  I hope nothing too crazy was happening!


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