Flat Connections

Transforming learning through global collaboration

Julie Lindsay
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Meet the Flat Classroom
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Schmidt Aug 27, 2013.

What are the best ways to get started with global collaboration in the classroom?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni Olivieri-Barton Jul 13, 2012.


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Jessica Heysen replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk1: How global are you?? What does global collaboration mean? in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"How important is it to have a global disposition and be globally competent?? The reality of life in the 21st Century is that we can no longer live our lives in a state of isolation, we are connected whether we like it or not. You only need to watch…"
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Mark Schutz replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk 2: Connected learning - Let's discuss! in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"What Jolanta has written about being a lurker is definitely evident in my life! I find I do very similar things to what Jolanta has mentioned. I have found, since starting this course and thinking a little bit more about how I use Facebook/Twitter…"
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Mark Schutz replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk 2: Connected learning - Let's discuss! in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Wow... I am really interested in the RSS Feeds and how we can use this for our own learning and how we can pull the information! In some ways, this should make our brand easier."
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Julie Lindsay added a discussion to the group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer 15-2

Module 1 Discussions - FCGCP15-2

As you read the material for Module 1: Connected learning I encourage you to respond in any way you wish. Here are some starter ideas:What are your connected learning habits and routines?What are you not doing that could make you more of a connected learner?What is your Digital Learning Environment (DLE)?How can your DLE be improved to support connected learning?Is connected learning a viable means to improve teacher effectiveness?See More
Scott Millman commented on Julie Lindsay's group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer 15-2
"Good morning! I'm Scott Millman from Nambour State High School (soon to become Nambour State College). We have just over 1000 students on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Our school will begin Global Studies classes in Year 8 next…"
Rosie commented on Julie Lindsay's group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer 15-2
"Hi everyone, My name is Rosie Broderick. I am Head of Boarding at Wilderness School in Adelaide South Australia. Wilderness already has three teachers who are connecting globally through Flat Connection projects.  I am looking forward to…"
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Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer 15-2

A 4-week webinar-based course to learn more about online global collaboration.See More
Stacey Taylor commented on Julie Lindsay's group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer 15-2
"Hi everyone, I'm Stacey Taylor I'm Head of Library at Kambala in Sydney. I'm interested in making connections across the world for our students in a meaningful way. I'm also an IB educator and run workshops across Asia Pacific…"

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Julie Lindsay
About Me:
Julie is a global educator, innovator and leader. She has led the way in technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now based back in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, founder of Flat Connections, Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School and Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education. Julie is completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through effective pedagogy for collaboration. @julielindsay
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Educators - Flatten your learning and VOLUNTEER to judge student work! We need you!

Hello everyone in the Flat Connections community

We have a serious and request to make of this community. Right now students are completing online global collaborative work and they are expecting and deserve recognition for this. We need JUDGES across two of our projects in the next 4-6 weeks…


Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:35am

Calling Global Educators - Join Flat Connections Projects February 2015

Hello Global Educators!

Welcome to another semester where global collaboration supports and enhances and in fact is an integral part of your class curriculum. Global competency, international mindedness,…


Posted on January 24, 2015 at 12:56pm

ISTE Global Collaboration PLN - Come and Join and Contribute

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Global Collaboration PLN is up and running! If you are an ISTE member - please come and join us!…

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 10:48am

'Way beyond Skype'! Flat Connections in THE Journal - March 2014

Flat Connections is featured in the March THE Journal - 'Global Collaboration Projects that go way beyond Skype'

If you select the 'monthly digital edition' hyperlink and sign up you also get to see the 4-min video of the interview I did with them last year at ISTE.

Delighted to see this article about global collaboration,…


Posted on March 27, 2014 at 3:35pm

The Power of Global Student Leadership

There was an audible (almost) buzz in the room as over 60 young people (high school level) and a handful of teachers came together in the virtual room (Fuzebox). Today was the very FIRST meeting of the Flat Connections Global Project Student Leaders. With a project of over 500 students and 36 teams there will be about 72 leaders sharing this responsibility across the 20 odd schools and six…


Posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:30pm

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At 6:22am on August 18, 2014, Samantha Barron said…

Thanks Julie for the help getting started with this global adventure. I just got it approved by the admin so I am signing my class up for the Flat Classroom Project. Can't wait!

At 7:48am on April 3, 2014, Pamela Jimison said…

Thanks, Julie. Just joined the teacher education group. 

At 2:48pm on February 21, 2014, Dr. Ludmila Smirnova said…

Sounds great. Let me know when you are back and the date of the webinar. I will add it to my Moodle course site.

Thank you and safe travels!


At 2:38pm on February 21, 2014, Dr. Ludmila Smirnova said…

Yes, Julie, I am teaching an online Literacy and Technology class (with 9 teacher candidates). We started the semester in January and it will be over in the beginning of May. I will offer the class to participate in FCP. My next meeting with the class is on Feb 24th. from 7:45 to 9:30PM EST. Would you like to meet with my class and explain the tasks for the project?

If yes, I will send you the link to Adobe Connect room.


At 9:47am on December 10, 2013, Alan Preis said…

Thanks! I unfortunately don't have my students at that time but I hope to participate, perhaps with another teaching colleague who may be collaborating with me here.

At 9:41am on December 10, 2013, Alan Preis said…

Thanks, Julie. Would it be worth us participating in the FCP student summit on 12/12 if we're interested in this Spring's projects?

At 12:57pm on October 13, 2013, Tina Zitzlaff said…

Hi Julie,

I am a little overwhelmed right now. There is a lot to learn! But after 6 years in San Francisco, I am keen to bring Flat Classrooms to rural NSW. I am a French teacher for years 1 - 10 and I am wondering if I would be able to connect to classrooms in France or in French-speaking countries?

At 1:21am on September 4, 2013,
FC Global Educator
Marlene Noujaim

hi am feeling little lost...trying to keep up with work at school. I added the 2 modules for citizenship and communication at the same time. Can that be fixed? In regard to project how do we group ourselfves?

At 11:25am on January 3, 2013, Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel said…

p.s.  I just sent a request to add you as a colleague but I just hit the send without adding any text!

At 11:23am on January 3, 2013, Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel said…

Hello Julie,

Thanks for connecting.  I've posted some brief feedback to Barbara and Eva on the Teacher Educators discussion group.  


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