Flat Connections

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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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Toni Olivieri-Barton commented on Julie Lindsay's page AWL14-2 Meeting Notes and Recordings in the group A Week in the Life 14-2
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"The recording is at: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/replay_meeting/06881587/6798570 Teachers: All students should be in their small groups. Start discussions in all 6 of your small groups. Monitor discussions Add a survey question for each topic…"
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Digiteen/tween 14-2

Teachers in the Digiteen and Digitween 14-2 global project.See More
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Julie Lindsay replied to Ann Rooney's discussion Are students isolated without teachers on social media? in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 14-2
"Good resource Sonya! In a flattened learning environment I still think all learners (students and teachers) are entitled to and need private spaces where they can 'be themselves'. In addition all learners (students and teachers) need to…"
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Julie Lindsay replied to Ann Rooney's discussion Are students isolated without teachers on social media? in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 14-2
"I think there needs to be a global context here. This is not a black and white answer of decision. This is very subjective. I do believe teachers are entitled to some private social media spaces that are devoid of students (I am talking about K-12…"
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Claudia Lee replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How are you connecting with the world differently now? in the group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer
"Hi Gayle, I can connect you with our fantastic library at a dual language school in Hong Kong!  I worked there for 2 years and our library had fantastic choices of Chinese and English books as well as ebooks.  Let me know if you are…"
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Gayle Schmuhl replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Introduce your self to the FCGCP group! in the group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer
"Hello everyone! I am Gayle Schmuhl a school librarian from the United States.  I live in Grafton, Ohio which is a small farming community near Cleveland.  I work for the Berea City School district as the district library chair and school…"
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Module 2: Collaboration - Local and Global

There are many discussions we can have this week. Please choose one or more from these conversation starters:How can different types of students be encouraged to participate in collaboration?What are some ways that students can contribute?How can they be assessed?How can we encourage co-creation at a distance?What is your understanding of synchronous and asynchronous communication that leads to collaboration? Do you have examples?See More
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Gayle Schmuhl replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How are you connecting with the world differently now? in the group Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer
"With the introduction to the flat classroom project, I would like to begin to branch out and collaborate with other school librarians in other countries.  I have always been very interested what they are doing in their school libraries and how…"
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Julie Lindsay
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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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'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,…

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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…

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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…

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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:51pm

Flat Projects and PD - Apply now for February 2014

As a reminder the portal for all global projects through Flat Connections is here: http://www.flatconnections.com/flat-projects.html
The Flat Classroom project has now merged with the NetGenEd project and is called Flat Connections Global Project. Application are closing this week for entry to this re-designed opportunity.

The Global Youth Debates project replaced Eracism…

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:17am

FCCT13-2 Cohort - Flat Classroom Certified Teachers share

Congratulations to the 8 teachers who shared their global project ideas in the past week.

You can find out more from the Flat Connections blog, and E-Learning Journeys blog (with media)

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 7:00am

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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!

Ludmilla

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.

Ludmilla

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
said…

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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