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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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Julie Lindsay replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Personal branding ideas in the group FCGCP 15-1
"Jocelyn, make your first tweet with #flatconnections hashtag and I will retweet it for you! That should start the ball rolling. :-)"
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Julie Lindsay replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Personal branding ideas in the group FCGCP 15-1
"Trish, start with about.me. It's a very simple tool and if you add one paragraph and one image and a couple of links it will look good immediately. Very satisfying - that is what you need, encouragement! Keep moving forward. You have a lot to…"
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Julie Lindsay replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Personal branding ideas in the group FCGCP 15-1
"Mary your blog link needs fixing......just redo the URL. Phew...a big job rebranding a name - but I tell you I have been through that in the past 12 months rebranding from Flat Classroom to Flat Connections...So I believe the strategy is to make…"
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Julie Lindsay added a page to the group K-2 Building Bridges 15-1

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Jocelyn Deal replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Personal branding ideas in the group FCGCP 15-1
"Hi, Trish.  I know exactly what you mean.  I lurk. : )  Never sure what I want to have "out there" either- the digital trial makes me a little nervous.  I am a slow thinker and I overthink, too.  Would love to punt…"
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Trish Schubert replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Personal branding ideas in the group FCGCP 15-1
"I have a twitter account, but as you can see I have not been using it. I would say branding is exactly why I don't use twitter or other collaborative tools. I over think what I want to put "out there" and end up doing nothing but…"
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K-2 Building Bridges 15-1

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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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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

#TeacherTuesday starts next week - A global initiative to raise awareness

Announcing #TeacherTuesday 

Prepare to learn about the world through nn innovative online project connecting teachers with bloggers around the…


Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:51pm

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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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