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I'm a teacher! I love my students so I want them to be connected!

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At 3:33am on August 27, 2013, Susan Adams said…

Awesome job on the big Flat Classroom event!  I've just been reading what Julie posted from your school. It sounds like your staff really loved it. 

At 3:39am on February 7, 2013, Susan Adams said…

I like the graphic you are designing for Global Learning.  Please let us know when you finish the narrative that goes along with it. 


At 4:33pm on October 25, 2012,
Julie Lindsay

Hi Emily, welcome to Flat Classrooms. Don't forget to join the FCCT12-2 group and 'friend' others in the course. Glad to have you join us!

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Admiration for the PLN

Working through the Flat Classroom Challenges and on Bonus #13 (Engage with Social Media) I stopped to give pause to the fact that I really admire my PLN (Personal/ Professional Learning Network).   

This pause was due to the fact that I was really nervous at the thought of presenting my Global Project Design on social media (I used twitter a bit) because it isn't really well formed yet and I didn't want to push out an idea that was half baked to the folks that might follow me…


Posted on February 12, 2013 at 4:00pm

Handshake Design Task

Our thoughts on the digital handshake: 

What is a digital handshake?

by Emily and Akram 

In most cultures a handshake is a direct form of acknowledging the other person's presence. It has its roots to the 5th Century…


Posted on February 9, 2013 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Summative vs. Formative Assessment

As a participant in the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Course, we all have the opportunity to live projects through the eyes of students.  The satisfying meaning making with people from all over the world is sometimes overshadowed with the challenges that we encounter to 




As a professional, I often…


Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:27am — 7 Comments

Good Communication Skills in Schools

Quad Blogging Assignment 

(Mark Grinder, Emily McCarren and Paula Cancro) 

Establishing good communication…


Posted on January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


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