IMPORTANT - This wiki is now an archive of the ORIGINAL Flat Classroom Project November-December 2006.
UPDATE!
The best global collaborative projects, global educator PD and live events that connect teachers with students can now be found at Flat Connections http://flatconnections.com
To learn more inspiring best practices for 21st century teachers...
Director, Julie Lindsay (co-founder, Flat Classroom)Learning Confluence Pty Ltd
All inquiries to: admin@flatconnections.com
Vicki Davis
www.coolcatteacher.com/
All inquiries to: vicki@coolcatteacher.com




See also the Flat Classroom Project 2007 with 7 classrooms!
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Welcome to the Flat Classroom Project, an innovative, AWARD WINNING, global collaborative project.external image 637753149_5bab4a669e_m.jpg
  • ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award 2007
  • Edublog Best Wiki Award 2006
  • Taking IT Global Collaborative Project Award 2007
Vicki and Julie present at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta, Georgia, June 2007

Read more on our In the News page!
STOP PRESS: Flat Classroom Project is in Thomas Friedman's 3rd edition of The World is Flat! See pages 501-503!

See the Project Overview wiki and Takeaway a 2-page information sheet about the Flat Classroom and the Horizon Project.
Watch our reflection videos and contact us for more information at flatclassroomproject@gmail.com

Introduction


The Flat Classroom project is a genuine assessment project between Julie Lindsay'sgrade 11 ITGS class at International School Dhaka(ISD) in Bangladesh and Vicki Davis' 10th grade Computer Science class at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia.
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In this two-week project, students will be grouped with one student from each high school classroom to explain, explore, and discuss topics from the Thomas Friedman book The World is Flat. This page serves as the central hub for project management and topics concerning this project students should go to the Notify Me tab to subscribe to the RSS feed via their RSS reader. (Westwood uses Netvibes, ISD uses Bloglines and Protopage)

Notes from the Teachers


Julie Lindsay's Class Blog:
[[rss url="http://computers4teens.blogspot.com/atom.xml" title="Vicki Davis' Class Blog Instructions" description="false" date="true" number="2"]]

Project Completion: Tuesday, December 12 2006


All projects and wikis will be complete and the wiki will be "locked" at midnight on Tuesday, December 12. Here is a list of current topics:
  1. Connecting the World Online
  2. How the World Wide Web has Changed the World
  3. How Work Flow Software can Enhance Productivity and Communications
  4. Combined with 8 due to absences.
  5. Why we should be promoting Web 2.0 tools for sharing information.
  6. Globalization and Outsourcing
  7. Google Takes Over the World
  8. (Combined with 4) The Changing Shape of Information - PLE's and Social Networking
  9. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  10. Virtual Communications
  11. Wireless Connectivity

About Us

International School Dhaka Class Photo



Most of us are in this photo. It is Health and Fitness week here so we are looking a little casual. It is also nearly our Christmas break so the Santa hat is motivating us to work towards our forthcoming holiday. To find out who is doing which topic go to the Flickr Page.
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Westwood Schools Class Photo


Our class is in this photo. We are posing around the school Christmas tree. It is the end of semester and we're working long hours on this and other projects. You can see our photos on Flickr of our work on this project.
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