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Caroline Black
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  • Manitoulin Island, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • Tasha Cowdy
  • Gretchen Cherian
  • Barbara Morganfield
  • Yvonne Caples
  • Abena Bailey
  • Xavier Espejo-Vadillo
  • Julie Balen
  • Jason Graham
  • Helen McConaghy
  • Lisa Durff
  • Lisette Casey

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Caroline Black replied to Susan Krantman's discussion Overwhelmed in the group Flat Classroom Project 13-1
"I have the same problem. I can only view the doc - I can't make edits. I am new to the class project too. I am a bit overwhelmed too, but together we can all get through this! "
Feb 9, 2013
Caroline Black joined Julie Lindsay's group
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Flat Classroom Project 13-1

Teachers and advisors for the Flat Classroom Project 13-1, February-May, will use this group to connect and discuss and share.See More
Feb 6, 2013

Founder
Julie Lindsay commented on Caroline Black's blog post Celebration and Summation
"Caroline, congratulations on completing the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher course, cohort 12-1. We have appreciated your consistent and thoughtful participation. Good luck, and soon I will be welcoming you to the Flat Classroom Project 13-1.…"
Jan 21, 2013
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Dec 22, 2012
Caroline Black posted a blog post

Celebration and Summation

We have just recently finished the 12-1 FCCT Global Design Project and the pitches. It reminded me that there are several things I need to wrap up. It is so important to end a project in the right way - to tie up loose ends and reflect on practices. I feel it is also essential to celebrate the work and effort that has gone into any project.I have not yet had the opportunity to participate in a summit (excepting the GDP pitches). This being said, I have completed several projects this semester…See More
Dec 22, 2012

Founder
Julie Lindsay left a comment for Caroline Black
"Caroline, thank you again for creating your video that features how to use a PLE for social entrepreneurship. A very touching and real story. Well done! I am wondering if you can embed this here on the Ning so we can more easily find it?"
Nov 22, 2012

Founder
Julie Lindsay commented on Caroline Black's blog post Giving Students Choice
"Choice of tools and outcomes within constraints of minimum collaboration and inclusion of others at the event - excellent Caroline. Thanks for sharing!"
Nov 22, 2012

Founder
Julie Lindsay commented on Caroline Black's blog post Collaborate on a Wiki
"Caroline, great work with wikis! Love your approach to introducing in a classroom setting and encouraging student ownership. Good luck with further collaboration!"
Nov 22, 2012
Caroline Black commented on Lisette Casey's blog post Planning a handshake with Catalina, Jason and Caroline
"Sorry - I have fallen a bit behind... I like the idea of Voice Thread... It seems a bit more interactive. i also like the idea of a picture rather than an avatar, but to each their own."
Nov 9, 2012

Project Manager
Helen McConaghy left a comment for Caroline Black
"Thanks for the outsourced video Caroline.  It looked great and thanks to your student who let you film her.  I encouraged Xavier to film for you and saw that he did it, otherwise I was going to get my kids to let me film them tonight.…"
Oct 28, 2012
Barbara Morganfield commented on Caroline Black's blog post Giving Students Choice
"This is great! What an opportunity and experience for your students! How were the groups chosen? (Did they self-select based on interest)  Do you have any reflections on that? Just trying to get input on how folks are choosing groups and how it…"
Oct 22, 2012
Julie Balen commented on Caroline Black's blog post Giving Students Choice
"Hey Caroline, do you have a few pics from We Day 2012 to post so we can see the kids in action? Or of pj day? "
Oct 22, 2012
Tasha Cowdy commented on Caroline Black's blog post Giving Students Choice
"What a great way to get student buy-in. I find that students are more motivated when they have an emotional connection to what they are working on. I think your student council projects sound great! : )"
Oct 22, 2012
Caroline Black and Gretchen Cherian are now friends
Oct 15, 2012
Caroline Black posted a blog post

Giving Students Choice

My student leadership class is equivalent to a Student Council. We use leadership, event planning, technology, and business course standards to have an interdisciplinary class. My students recently finished their first big project. We did some earlier planning and events, but this was different: each group (2-5 students) had to plan and run an event for our school... and they had to choose what type of event and how to run it. I gave my students the required outcomes of this task: 1) they had…See More
Oct 14, 2012

Founder
Julie Lindsay replied to Caroline Black's discussion Personal Reflection Improves Teaching in the group Flat Classroom Certified Teacher 12-1
"Caroline, I really like to use the 'What?', 'So what?' 'Now What?' approach to reflection and have used this very successfully with students of all ages in the past. I also relate this to De Bono's thinking hats.…"
Oct 11, 2012

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Name:
Caroline
About Me:
I have been teaching for 2 and a half years. I am still learning a lot everyday about how to become a better teacher. I teach math and interdisciplinary studies and in my spare time I help out on our dairy farm!
Website:
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Interest in Flat Connections
I am excited to learn about collaborating with others around the world! I want to engage my students in real learning and have them experience the world outside our little island...

Caroline Black's Blog

Celebration and Summation

We have just recently finished the 12-1 FCCT Global Design Project and the pitches. It reminded me that there are several things I need to wrap up. It is so important to end a project in the right way - to tie up loose ends and reflect on practices. I feel it is also essential to celebrate the work and effort that has gone into any project.

I have not yet had the opportunity to participate in a summit (excepting the GDP pitches). This being said, I have completed several projects this…

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Posted on December 22, 2012 at 9:32am — 1 Comment

Giving Students Choice

My student leadership class is equivalent to a Student Council. We use leadership, event planning, technology, and business course standards to have an interdisciplinary class. My students recently finished their first big project. We did some earlier planning and events, but this was different: each group (2-5 students) had to plan and run an event for our school... and they had to choose what type of event and how to run it. 

I gave my students the required outcomes of this task: 1)…

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Posted on October 14, 2012 at 5:11am — 4 Comments

Collaborate on a Wiki

For the second semester, I have brought in a wiki for my student leadership course. I saw another teacher in my school using a wiki in her English course, and when I saw what was happening, I had to try it too! It begins by introducing what a wiki is. I was not surprised this year that many of my students had no idea what a wiki was or what they could be used for. We did a KWL chart (what I Know, what I Want to know, and what I Learned), and the "K" columns were mostly blank. We discussed a…

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Posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:08am — 5 Comments

Digital Citizenship

During the past week I have spent time thinking on the topic of what it means to be a digital citizen, and how I can help my students on their journey to becoming a digital citizen. I have come to realize that the first step to helping my students become digital citizens is to check in with what they are saying online. 

A Classroom monitoring portal (CMP) is a great way to keep track of what students are doing during an online project. At this moment in time, I do not have a class…

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

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At 12:23pm on November 22, 2012,
Founder
Julie Lindsay
said…

Caroline, thank you again for creating your video that features how to use a PLE for social entrepreneurship. A very touching and real story. Well done! I am wondering if you can embed this here on the Ning so we can more easily find it?

At 11:27am on October 28, 2012,
Project Manager
Helen McConaghy
said…

Thanks for the outsourced video Caroline.  It looked great and thanks to your student who let you film her.  I encouraged Xavier to film for you and saw that he did it, otherwise I was going to get my kids to let me film them tonight.  I also saw your video and was inspired.  Mine will probably be late... kinks and things being worked out on Eracism Project and Digitween.

Helen

 
 
 

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