Transforming learning through global collaboration
My name is Whitney Patterson. I am currently working on my Ed.S in the field of instructional technology. I teach 8th grade science at Central Middle School which is located in Carrollton, Ga. This is my first time using a blog and am excited to gain some experience using Flat Connections. I look forward to opportunities for collaboration with my classmates in MEDT 7485.
Here is part one of two for our MM artifacts about BYOD in schools and organizations. Christine's will be coming very shortly as well. Many thanks to Christine for all her assistance and help with project.
Added by Kathryn Chase on May 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
We used a Google Doc to combine our initial personal blogs, then edited them into one cohesive post.
The doc. has been shared so anyone with the link should now only be able to 'view'.
However, be aware that when it opens it reverts back to an 'editable' mode.
On the top right hand side change 'editing' to 'viewing' and all the links will become active.…
Added by Christine Trimnell on April 17, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
I have reposted my initial blog entry so all of our work is 'together'.
The blog entry is password protected because it contains student work.
Password required is: plps
My earlier post of this work and Julie's comment are located here:…Continue
Added by Christine Trimnell on April 17, 2016 at 1:42am — No Comments
How can we harness connected learning modes to support digital literacy and scholarship? What are the implications for student-led learning?
I believe there are several ways that we can tap into connected learning modes to better support digital learning and scholarship. One way is through using tools and strategies both as teachers and for supporting our students.
First, in such tools supporting teachers there are two ways that I think can…Continue
Flat Classroom Global Educator - Minor Assignment 1
What are the essential modes of communication for a globally connected teacher and classroom?…
Added by Perla Zamora on April 1, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This blog has been created as part of my Flat Connected Global Educator Course 16. Since, this is my first draft I hope you find a few interesting ideas about communication modes in the connected classroom. So, these are our guide questions...
What are the essential communication modes for a globally connected teacher and classroom?
Nowadays, anyone who own a device with internet signal is able to communicate with…Continue
What are the essential communication modes for a globally connected teacher and classroom? What are the digital fluency and toolkit needs?
The essential modes of communication for a globally connected teacher and classroom echo traditional formats. They include visual, audio, text and face-to-face. However, in order for be TRULY global, the teacher and classroom have to harness the power of technology. This then translates in to modes of collaborative communication where…Continue
Added by Adam Carter on January 15, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments
Authored by Jessica Heysen, Rajashree Basu, and Jolanta Stephens
It is fair to say that the educators of 2015 and beyond are tasked with a very different job description than those of even 10 years ago? As the world we live in evolves at a rate that is challenging to stay in touch with, it is critical that our education system and what we are teaching our children…Continue
Added by Jolanta Stephens on November 9, 2015 at 11:34am — No Comments
According to the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub Connected Learning can be defined as “a model of learning that holds out the possibility of reimagining the experience of education in the information age.” It is production centred, fosters interests, is shared, is academic, is openly networked and socially meaningful. Students in the 21st century should be exposed to ‘connected Learning’ with the use of digital…Continue
I have updated my blog and share my learning about the Week in the life.
Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on May 16, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments
Meeting #10 - hosted by Sonya using Fuze.
We are thinking about Brian and Sudha who have been in another big shake.
Today John shared…Continue
Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on May 14, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments
Hello fellow global collaborators,
I wanted to introduce a new project I'm launching. We are building an online space where children from different cultures and language groups can share ebooks. We are working with Book Creator to help children make these books that use text and audio to tell their stories bilingually. This will be a great multicultural literacy tool as well as bringing children together to learn about and from each…Continue
Added by Julie Carey on April 22, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments
http://sonyavanschaijik.com/2015/04/16/curating-wels15/ I recently returned from Singapore where I was able to meet some amazing Global Educators.
Connecting with the world changes education both in how we teach and learn as well as why we teach and learn. No longer must we live independent of each other, defined by our immediate surroundings and limited to the social norms of our physical…Continue
Added by Dianne Shapp on April 13, 2015 at 5:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Julie Lindsay on April 13, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments
After months of failed attempts at establishing a connection this past week I was able to link up with Robert and Joel at the National Museum of Australia’s Robot telepresence education program. After fighting firewall issues at the Museum, G20-related tech issues in Brisbane last year, local server plug-in problems and finally -cleaners unplugging power cords and forgetting to replace them (leading to a dead robot at our scheduled meeting time) we succeeded with our trial run. This whole…Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on March 31, 2015 at 1:53am — No Comments
In my work I engage with teachers of all different levels across all different learning areas. I want to know how they engage their students already and how they would like to take that learning to a higher level…Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on March 31, 2015 at 1:44am — No Comments