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What are your "big three?"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzie Nestico Jun 16, 2011.

Challenge #15: Tell Your Story

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Joseph Mechirath Joseph replied to Vicki Davis's discussion Chapter 6: Contribution and Collaboration
"Friends, it is really heartening to note how this challenge has helped us to raise our thoughts. More questions are welcome to "awaken the sleeping giant" in each man, transforming him / her into an instrument of social change and…"
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Vicki Davis
About Me:
Co-founder of Flat Classroom projects with Julie Lindsay. My life, teaching, and practice has been transformed by the amazing power of networking my students. I blog at the Cool Cat Teacher blog, have three amazing children, a wonderful husband, Kip and so many incredible teacher friends. Blessed.
Interest in Flat Connections
Co-founder of the original Flat Classroom Projects. Now, Vicki is creating projects of her own such as Gamifi-ed and Physics of the Future. My involvement is limited on this site to focus on my classroom, new projects and my new book Reinventing Writing coming out in June 2014.

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Join the Connected Educator Challenge: Meeting online at 4:30 pm EDT Today! Join us!

Conversation around the connected educator month has largely been that it is the same educators connecting. How can we get more people connecting?

Let's show them how, specifically, how they can connect. The Flat Classroom Projectsand Taking IT Global are sponsored a free and open "Connected Educator Challenge" modeled after the K12 Online…

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:10am

The Ning now has Badges!

I had a sick child today, so went in the back end of the Ning and realized that we now have "badges." If you're a member, you don't have a specific badge, but I've made badges for some other categories. The only drawback is that you can have only one badge at a time on your name. I'm going to look into how we can have multiple. So, we have some teachers who are certified teachers, veteran teachers, project managers, have completed the flat classroom 15 and are in the book…


Posted on March 27, 2012 at 7:57am

Welcome to the Flat Classroom Ning

Hi everyone! 

It is so great to see so many of you joining the Ning and preparing to discuss and learn how to incorporate global collaboration into your classroom.

Julie and I and all the Flat Classroom certified teachers, project participants, and other teachers and educators reading the book are here to talk and get started. Let me tell you about a few places to share:

  • Flat Classroom 15 challenges - …

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 7:58am

A video to share

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 6:30am

Sharing tutorials and information to help

The video forum is a great place to share tutorials and information about HOW to do things. I think we should share our flat classroom produced videos and tutorials. Remember to tag them and it will become useful to find things. Also, let us know how we may improve this ning site to help you discuss this important topic.

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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At 7:32am on May 7, 2012, Richard Tramontana said…

Vicky, the beauty is that many special needs students make no note of winning or losing...they have learned a long time ago to be gracious "losers." It is in their trying that they show their real stuff...and they are winners every time!

At 11:55pm on March 19, 2012, Melanie Midgley said…

Hi Vicki,

Thank you for the message--it's so kind of you to take the time!  I'm excited to be part of the K-2 project and feel like it's just the right 'next step' for me in this whole new world of PLN/global collaboration...i'm learning more everyday.  This is just the start for me and i so look forward to seeing more of you in this flat world! :)

At 12:46am on April 21, 2011, Carrie Jacobs said…
Thank you!!  No, I did not even think about taking video.  I did get a few teachers on board from the high school, junior high and elementary.  They are going to start this fall.  :)
At 1:14pm on December 4, 2009,
Project Manager
Eva Brown
Hi Vicki, Thank you for your invitation for us to join your project. We are excited to participate with you beginning with the March project. Our students begin the semester on February 8th giving us time to intro with them in Web 2.0. Please let me know how you wish us to proceed/expectations/guidelines, etc. I have had a look at your guidelines for teachers new to flat classrooms as a starting point and following your five phases of flattening classrooms. We have 6 classrooms involved so we can participate in your project with one or more classes--five grade 10 classes (3 technology and 2 science) and one grade 12 class (technology). We are looking right now for classes with which to connect. Thanks again!
At 8:35am on September 18, 2009, Michelle Alexander said…
Vivki, how do we get started communicating?
At 5:20am on July 23, 2009, Beth Ehrlich said…
That's a great idea - thanks!! I've looked at lulu before, but never had anything to publish and though we've thought in the past of selling a dvd we make ourselves, we've never really thought through it very far. Perhaps this is the time! :)
At 3:55am on July 23, 2009, Beth Ehrlich said…
Hi! As for content, I keep thinking about using the class and what they do to tell the school's story. I'm always asked to take pictures of events, etc, and though I use those for the yearbook, they don't get used much elsewhere. I was thinking along the lines of documenting the school year through different media and opening a bridge of communication that hasn't been explored beyond the school's website between the community, students and staff. I'm trying to look through tools now and pull my thoughts together, which is definitely the most difficult part. :) I'm not sure how these thoughts would work when trying to collaborate with another school, but I'm open to other ideas and possibilties that would allow that. So... yeah! :)
At 12:50pm on July 8, 2009, Brian McLaughlin said…
Hi Vicki,
Thanks for the welcome! I did fill out two applications for the Flat Classroom project; one for each of my semesters in our block schedule. Is that the same thing you are referring to or is there something else I need to look for?
At 2:28pm on March 3, 2009, Shelley Krause said…
Vicki, a while back you asked where our 1st grader is in school; he's currently in the public schools in Princeton, NJ. I don't have a clear sense of who the other pro-2.0 parents/teachers are, but the more I read about the great things that are starting to happen, the more I want to find the other members of that "tribe."
At 6:31pm on July 29, 2008, Sheri Edwards said…
I viewed some of the PBS and Pew documents/videos. I've discussed with my own granddaughters who have MySpace accounts. They pretty much validated the PEW/PBS/Frontline view: they ignore any fishing into their personal lives, chat only with those they know, and talk to their parents about anything inappropriate. I'll check back at the Digiteen site as the summer closes. I'm still thinking about the fact that even "friend" videos can be embedded elsewhere. Is there a Ning widget that tracks links or embeds from a site? So if someone links or embeds a picture, the widget documents that?

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