Flat Connections

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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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"Spread the word - NEW Flat Connections global projects and Teacher PD start Feb! https://t.co/3kp9ndFcB7 Join a vibrant global community"
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Rajashree Basu replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Part 2 - Global Project Design and Management Discussion in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Hi everyone, I would like to propose a topic here. "Probing the past and predicting the future". I find this a very relevant and challenging topic in today's scenario , which can support global collaboration from multi-cultural…"
Dec 1, 2015

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Part 2 - Global Project Design and Management Discussion

Use this forum to share ideas as they develop for global project design!THE PROBLEM: What is a challenging topic that can support a global collaboration? How can we join multi-cultural classrooms and effectively design a meaningful project?Am I willing to REDESIGN my curriculum to embed a global project into what my class does?See More
Nov 24, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 6: Celebration in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"I often use thinking routines to try and support reflection - get beyond 'did you like it?'! It's one of my goals at the moment to 'do it' more regularly and where possible at the end of each lesson... definitely use them at…"
Nov 24, 2015

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Julie Lindsay replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 5: Choice, Creation and Co-Creation in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Thanks for sharing your journey Jolanta - really pleased you found the chapter on Choice useful. I think it is an important message that we can 'rebrand' ourselves using social media in both professional and personal ways - and these…"
Nov 15, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 5: Choice, Creation and Co-Creation in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Before I start discussing some of the above points, I just wanted to comment that never have I had such a chapter(s) of reading speak to me so much. I found myself nodding my head vigorously and yelling 'YES!' at my ipad many times over,…"
Nov 13, 2015

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Julie Lindsay replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 6: Celebration in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Good points Martyn. Have you used thinking routines to support reflection?"
Nov 10, 2015

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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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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…

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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,…

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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!…
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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,…

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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

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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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