Getting started with global collaboration

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Published on June 30, 2012

Author: julielindsay



Presentation / workshop given at the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning conference, NYC, June 2012.
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Flat Classroom …..while you are waiting to startOPEN this WIKI:•• Follow link to Asia Society page• Add ideas to Wallwisher

Julie LindsayDirector and Co-Founder, Flat Classroom Educator, Innovator, Leader Resources: Get connected: Email –

AGENDA• PART A – Defining global collaboration – Reviewing existing projects• PART B – 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom• PART C – Moving into collaboration • Tools • Partners

As a result of this workshop, participants will: – Understand global collaboration in education and how to support this in the classroom – Know how to find other partners and projects and how to get started in collaboration – Understand the structure of best-practice online global collaborative projects for learning – Share common Web 2.0 tools to connect and collaborate – Review 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom as found in - Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time • By Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis

Why global projects?

Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally

Discuss!What is „collaboration‟?What is „global collaboration‟?What conditions must exist tosupport global collaboration inlearning? link to Asia Society page • • Follow • Add ideas to Wallwisher

Collaboration Primer• 2 or more people working together – Higher order thinking skill• Local: – geographical proximity – more opportunity for synchronous communication – often cultural and linguistic differences minimized.• Global: – Collaborators geographically dispersed (eg cultural and linguistic differences or different time-zones) – requires more of an asynchronous approach

The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP7

Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student

projects and pedagogy





designing for action

students and teachers

virtual participation

Flat Classroom™ Global Projects Flat Classroom® Project P10-11* @flatclassroom Digiteen™ Project P11-12 @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom NetGenEd™ Project P12-13 @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject Incubator Program NEW! @flatclassroom K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.

The Flat Classroom Project(under the microscope)

Flat Classroom Project Matrix

Flat Classroom Project Design Chartfor Wiki Collaboration

Flat Classroom MultimediaProduct: Student Video

P 10-11

“A week in the life…” This is the Flat Classroom™ Framework We use to outline projects. It uses the Connection Planning Tool p 51-55 and Flat Classroom Framework p 244-249

Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47

Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47

Discuss!Examples of successful GlobalProjects “Successful global collaborative projects start with planning and designing meaningful and understandable interaction.”

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATEPart II of the Book covers the steps, p 31

Connect Step #1

What is a PLN? An extended community ofpeople that you A personally can interact chosen with regularly collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn somethingPhoto credit:

Taxonomy of global©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay connection p 54-56

Step 1: Connect“Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85. How to build the learning pathway P 41-42

7 Pull Technologies1. RSS Reader2. Tablet-Sized Devices3. Handheld Devices4. Social Bookmarking5. Joining Online Conversations6. Networking Organizations7. Location Based Apps Pull Learning to help you easily embed learning in your weekly schedule p 36-41

Creating aConnectionStrategyp 51- 54

Discuss!What technologies do you useto connect with your PLN?• RSS• Social bookmarking• Blog• Twitter• Other?

Step #2

Communications in the 21stCentury p 64-67

Traditional Flat ClassroomClassroomSeparated by Unified by theLOCATION INTERNETSeparated by TIME Unified by ASYNCHRONOUS communications tools

Step #3

Discuss!What is YOUR definition ofdigital citizenship?

Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey Citizenship Chapter begins on p 98

Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW THE Sorry for HISTORY ON accusing THE you, the WIKI..Really history sorry for any makes it problems look like you BTW I didn‟t delete Why did you anything delete stuff off the wiki?

© Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2011

Step 3: Citizenship Technology AccessMap of world‟s Facebook connections Source: Facebook December 2010 Citizenship Chapter begins on p 98

Technical Awareness You can run into the 21st Century when you know how to use 21st century tools. P 101

Individual Awareness “To blindly accept a website‟s profile settings is to hand over your digital destiny.” P 101

Social Awareness“The novelty and addictiveness of technologywill harm our relationships and productivityunless we take control.” Flat Classroom Book P 101

Cultural Awareness  Everyone is not just like me.  Everyone is like me in some ways. P 101

Global Awareness• Different countries have different laws – Copyright, legal – Taboo subjects• Nationality transcends culture – Every nation has multiple cultures – Never stereotype a nation P 101

“…are connected to digitalcitizenship resources andcreate engaging learningenvironments to help theirstudents form educatedopinions and behaviors foronline safety. ”Julie Lindsay

Be a DigiTeacherIn Three Steps

#1Research theTechnologyConnect Yourself

#2Monitor and BeEngaged

#3Avoid the FearFactor: Make aDifference

Contribute & Step #4Collaborate

“The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them,they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thingand not listen to what you ask of them.”Student in the Horizon Project

ONE PURPOSE The InternetInvolving the global communityP 131

•Receive•Read•Respond P 128-130

Discuss!What is „co-creation‟?Can you have co-creationwithout the 3 R‟s of globalcollaboration?

Create Step #6

Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson

Why Revise?……to account for the newbehaviours emerging astechnology advances andbecomes more ubiquitous. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches Digital+Taxonomy

Digital Taxonomy

Choice Step #5

Discuss!What are the reasons for givingstudents choice in theirlearning?What are the characteristics ofteachers in the choice-richenvironment?

Celebrate Step #7

Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ” P 266-267 Showcase: The Student Summit in Action

Vienna International School Summit

Why Celebrate?Step 7: Celebrate• Ongoing Improvement – Kaizen• Retrospection• Closure• Sense of accomplishment• Provide feedback• Cement cooperative learning experiencesA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire and have it said, “she didn‟t teach 30 years, she taught 1 year 30 times.” The Chapter on Celebration, Kaizen and ongoing school-wide improvement begins on page 215

Designing and ManagingA Global Collaborative Project

Am I willing to redesign mycurriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does? “Designing a global collaborative experience involves transcending the obvious real time linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportunities for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a positive way. ” Overcoming Obstacles…….

Project Design RelationshipsDesigning global collaborative projects forstudents Chapter 10 – p 236Designing challenge based professionaldevelopment Chapter 11 - 268

Discuss!What are the CHARACTERISTICSof a GOOD Global Project?How can we design learning experiences thatembrace global education as well as enforce rigorand relevance.....or are these the same?How important is collaboration and co-creation inglobal project design? Does this importance differdepending on the age of the participants?

Finding the right fit…

How do I define criteria forevaluating global projects?

Where do I find global partners?

How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? Where? #1 Social NetworksDescription URLGlobal collaborative project ideas by the Learning 2.0educational networkFlat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.comGlobal Education Conference Classrooms IT Global

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#2 Established NetworksLocation URLiEarn Education Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.neteTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.netonline)

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#3 HashtagsLocation URL#flatclass Conversations around the principles of merging classrooms and co-creating together#globaled Global education conversations#globalclassroom Conversations around global classroom conversations#edchat Lots of conversations happen on this hashtag in education

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#4 ConferencesLocation URLK12 Online Conference only) - freeGlobal Education http://www.globaleducationconference.coConference (online only) m/– freeISTE ($) http://www.iste.orgFlat Classroom http://www.flatclassroomconference.comConferences (Free forvirtual $ for f2f)Lots of conferences by Look for them!curriculum area

Where? Explore Global Project Sources……… Access Flat Classroom Framework Form…

Discuss!How can we design learningexperiences that embraceglobal education as well asenforce rigor and relevance?Are these the same?

Flat Classroom® Conference a 501(c)3 nonprofitEurope 2012 | Asia 2013 Germany – December 6-8, 2012 Japan – March 8-10, 2013

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