Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time
©2013 |Pearson | Available
©2013 |Pearson | Available
Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds presents a seven-step approach to transforming teaching using current pedagogies, technology tools, and global collaboration to create standards-aligned, technology rich, cross-cultural learning experiences that enhance 21st century student engagement.
Designed so readers may interact via their mobile devices, this highly engaging book on 21st century teaching and global collaboration pulls readers into the rapidly growing 21st century learning network of educators, teachers, and students. As schools struggle to engage students with learning and disengage them from their cell phones and social networks, Lindsay and Davis show how leveraging technology and social media and implementing global collaborative practices launches learning forward in all disciplines and better prepares students for the society of tomorrow. Using a seven step process, fifteen end-of-chapter challenges, and stories about Flat Classroom® and other global collaboration projects, this book promotes student collaboration, community learning, and content co-creation that meets standards, increases engagement, develops understanding, and fosters digital citizenship and other skills that students need to be successful in our new world. It also presents methods for planning global collaborative projects and project-based professional development experiences.
"Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds'' is a terrific guide, by two real pioneering teachers, on how the networked world can be used for cooperative learning that can enrich education and empower students -- anywhere and everywhere.
- Thomas L. Friedman, author, "The World Is Flat.''
Insightful, innovative, and practical, this book is a must read for any educator interested in preparing competent global citizens.
- Yong Zhao, Ph. D, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean, College of Education, University of Oregon
In a hyperconnected world, it's imperative that students gain deep, rich understandings of other peoples and places. This book demonstrates in concrete detail how every classroom can be a global classroom.
-Dr. Scott McLeod, University of Kentucky and Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE)
The world is facing monumental challenges requiring creative solutions, and flattening our classrooms is our only hope! Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds will take you on a powerful journey of transformation - connecting your students with meaningful work and unleashing their potential to become leaders in our communities. Get ready to go global!"
- Michael Furdyk, Co-founder, TakingITGlobal.org
Open the door and find a new world! In this significant contribution to global education, Julie and Vicki have produced a resource for teachers that contains much needed information, challenges education thinking and provides resources on each and every page. This is a book a teacher can read and immediately open a global door for their students. For me. it is so exciting (and a relief!) to see that the voice of change in education thinking is the voice of our students.
- Tony Brandenburg, Fellow, Australian Council for Computers in Education
This book has everything you need to start collaborative projects in your classroom. From educators to follow, to ongoing projects you can join today. Julie and Vicki do a great job of walking you through how to get started with collaborative projects in your own classroom. With links, ideas, and steps to keep both you and the learning focused. This book has enough people, links, and resources to keep you clicking for days.
- Jeff Utecht, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, Consultant, Author
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PART I: MEET THE FLAT CLASSROOM®
1. Flattening Classrooms through Global Collaboration
2. Impact on Learning: Research in the Global Collaborative Classroom
PART II: SEVEN STEPS TO FLATTEN YOUR CLASSROOM
3. Step 1: Connection
4. Step 2: Communication
5. Step 3: Citizenship
6. Step 4: Contribution and Collaboration
7. Step 5: Choice
8. Step 6: Creation
9. Step 7: Celebration
PART III: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
10. Designing and Managing a Global Collaborative Project
11. Challenge-Based Professional Development
12. Rock the World
Appendix A Flat Classroom® Project Rubric Assessment
Appendix B Global Collaboration and the International Baccalaureate
Appendix C ISTE NETs
Appendix D C21 Standards
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Julie Lindsay is an international educator, having worked as a teacher and administrator in six different countries and has higher degrees in both music and educational technology leadership. She is currently E-Learning Coordinator and Middle Years Programme Coordinator at an International Baccalaureate school in Beijing, China. She is a prolific presenter and workshop leader in using technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum, including in the UK, Europe, Asia the Middle East, USA and Australia. Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Ambassador and was recently elected to the ISTE Board of Directors as the International Representative. She is an early adopter of emerging technologies and has written for various magazines, including as an ICT specialist for ISTE’s ‘Learning and Leading with Technology’. Julie is inspired by curriculum development that successfully includes global collaboration through technology infusion. View her bio at www.learningconfluence.com.
Vicki "Cool Cat Teacher" Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia and author of the popular, award-winning Cool Cat Teacher blog(http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com) with more than 30,000 subscribers and over 22K Twitter followers and past winner of the EDublog award for Best Teacher Blog. She’s received numerous awards for her work in virtual worlds, wikis, social networks, and classroom practices. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery S.T.A.R. educator, Adobe Education leader, and has written for many periodicals and online spaces including Edutopia, ISTE, and Educause. Her mission is to inspire teachers to excellence undergirded by her belief that teaching is a noble calling. View her bio at www.coolcatteacher.com.
Vicki and Julie are co-founders of the internationally recognized Flat Classroom® projects, Vicki has helped link thousands of students around the world in powerful 21st-century learning communities where multimedia, collaborative writing, and collaborative research are every day habits. They have been featured in Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat (v 3), Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, Curt Bonk’s The World is Open and many more. www.flatclassroomproject.net.
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