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  1. page Project Announcement edited ... Accordingly, this project will include three primary components: Editing and updating previou…
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    Accordingly, this project will include three primary components:
    Editing and updating previously created information (Mass Collaboration, Symphony)
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    Digital Stories (multimedia artifacts) using the
    Post Project Reflection - Students will post their reflection on the process on the project ning.
    This year's project has two primary methods of facilitating communication:
    The Flat Classroom Wiki - This will be our product.
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    the workgroups. It will also house the final multimedia/digital stories.
    Interested classrooms
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    the requirements below and email flatclassroomproject@gmail.com.review the project outline before filling in the online form for consideration. Participating classrooms
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    announced on Tuesday,Friday September 25th.12, 2008.
    Project Requirements
    We are looking for classrooms from around the world and from a variety of educational institutions to participate. Some fluency with online learning tools and experience with creating multimedia is preferred. Access to the Internet in conjunction with availability of Web 2.0 tools for student use including being able to open and use a Ning, wiki and blog. The project in its current form is more suitable for Grades 10 and above. Grade 9 or a mixed age level class may be possible as well.
    It is essential that teachers who take on this project are engaged and willing to commit class time as well as personal time to make the project work. Attempting a flat classroom project for the first time can be a steep learning curve. Teachers are asked to attend regular online real-time meetings and to communicate and interact with other teachers and students in the project weekly. As a true 'flat classroom' all participants are on the same level or 'playing field'.

    Flat Classroom Project 2007
    As a follow up to the award winning Flat Classroom project (see 2006 project), educators Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar), Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA USA), Barbara Stefanics (Vienna International School, Vienna, Austria), and John Turner, (Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne, Australia) are announcing the official pre-planning of the Flat Classroom Project 2007 which will begin in October and conclude on November 30th, 2006. This year's project will incorporate a study of the ten flatteners as outlined in Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat, and earned the project inclusion in version 3.0 of his book. (pages 501-503). This year's project includes an intentional plan to include the six senses of the conceptual age as outlined by Daniel Pink in his book A Whole New Mind.
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  2. page Project Announcement edited Flat Classroom Project 2008 Following the success and growth of the Flat Classroom Project in 2…

    Flat Classroom Project 2008
    Following the success and growth of the Flat Classroom Project in 2007 educators Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar), Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA USA) are announcing the official pre-planning of the Flat Classroom Project 2008 which will begin in October and conclude at the end of November. This year's project will incorporate a study of the ten flatteners as outlined in Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat, The Flat Classroom project earned inclusion in edition 3.0 of his book. (pages 501-503). This year's project also includes the six senses of the conceptual age as outlined by Daniel Pink in his book A Whole New Mind.
    Accordingly, this project will include three primary components:
    Editing and updating previously created information (Mass Collaboration, Symphony)
    Creating Digital Stories using the 6 senses of the conceptual age from Daniel Pink's book, 'A Whole New Mind'
    Post Project Reflection - Students will post their reflection on the process on the project ning.
    This year's project has two primary methods of facilitating communication:
    The Flat Classroom Wiki - This will be our product.
    The Flat Classroom Ning (with private groups for teachers, leaders, student groups, and educators).-- This will be our connection piece that will allow us to make and cement the connections and manage the workgroups.
    Interested classrooms are invited to read the requirements and email flatclassroomproject@gmail.com. Participating classrooms will be announced on Tuesday, September 25th.
    Flat Classroom Project 2007

    As a follow up to the award winning Flat Classroom project (see 2006 project), educators Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar), Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA USA), Barbara Stefanics (Vienna International School, Vienna, Austria), and John Turner, (Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne, Australia) are announcing the official pre-planning of the Flat Classroom Project 2007 which will begin in October and conclude on November 30th, 2006. This year's project will incorporate a study of the ten flatteners as outlined in Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat, and earned the project inclusion in version 3.0 of his book. (pages 501-503). This year's project includes an intentional plan to include the six senses of the conceptual age as outlined by Daniel Pink in his book A Whole New Mind.
    This project already includes schools from four continents but the goal is to include schools from six continents (except Antarctica.)
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Friday, September 28

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    An Elluminate schedule is drafted for online interactions and teacher PD prior to the project commencing
    By Monday October 8
    Teams and topics finalised
    All students have joined the Flat Classroom Project Ning
    Ning Groups have been established for each classroom
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Tuesday, September 25

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    Current Calendar
    Timeline
    Project Completion
    Here are the suggested due dates in order to complete the Flat Classroom Project 2007
    Due Dates
    Actions
    By Monday October 1
    All classes have been announced, teams created and topics clarified
    Flat Classroom wiki updated with all new relevant information for project
    Teachers have filled out class details on shared Google Doc (names, emails, school calendar details such as holidays and class times)
    All students have completed pre-project survey and started to work on Web 2.0 skills needed for project (use of Ning, wiki, multimedia creation)
    Teachers have communicated project to school community
    An Elluminate schedule is drafted for online interactions and teacher PD prior to the project commencing
    By Monday October 8
    All students have joined the Flat Classroom Project Ning
    Ning Groups have been established for each classroom
    All students and participants have posted an audio message via the Ning
    Students communicate with partners via the Ning
    By Monday October 15
    Rubrics finalised
    Judges finalised
    Other participants (eg peer reviewers) established
    By Monday October 22
    Official launch date of the project
    Students communicate via the wiki discussion tab to determine direction and scope of topic
    By Monday November 5
    Video clips have been exchanged and final work on video commencing
    By Monday November 12
    All video and wiki work to be finished
    By Friday November 30
    Awards announced
    Pre-Planning

    Dates
    Events
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Monday, September 24

  1. page Recording an audio introduction edited ... Working with Audio Files Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an aud…
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    Working with Audio Files
    Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an audio file to the Flat Classroom Ning. The same tools and procedure can be used for other purposes as well.
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    Olympus WS300. {WS300.jpg} Note that theThe WS300 and
    Edit Audacity and export as an MP3 file.
    On the Flat Classroom Ning, click on Add Music and upload your file. Add an image if you want to as well
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  2. page Recording an audio introduction edited ... Working with Audio Files Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an aud…
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    Working with Audio Files
    Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an audio file to the Flat Classroom Ning. The same tools and procedure can be used for other purposes as well.
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    eg Olympus WS300WS300. {WS300.jpg} Note
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    the WS300 (into WMF format) and some
    Edit Audacity and export as an MP3 file.
    On the Flat Classroom Ning, click on Add Music and upload your file. Add an image if you want to as well
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  3. page Recording an audio introduction edited ... Working with Audio Files Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an aud…
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    Working with Audio Files
    Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an audio file to the Flat Classroom Ning. The same tools and procedure can be used for other purposes as well.
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    WS300 {WS300.jpg}
    Note
    Note that the
    Edit Audacity and export as an MP3 file.
    On the Flat Classroom Ning, click on Add Music and upload your file. Add an image if you want to as well
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Sunday, September 23

  1. page Recording an audio introduction edited Audio Introduction Record your introduction Use these questions as a guide to record your shor…

    Audio Introduction
    Record your introduction
    Use these questions as a guide to record your short audio introduction to put on the Ning.
    Explain who you are, where you live and what school you go to
    Tell a little about what life is like where you live
    Tell a little about what you do at school, for a hobby etc
    Share your ideas for the project:
    how do you think you will cope collaborating with students in other countries?
    what will be the advantages?
    what will be the disdvantages?
    what new skills will you need to learn to be able to do this project?
    Working with Audio Files
    Here are some guidelines for recording, editing and uploading an audio file to the Flat Classroom Ning. The same tools and procedure can be used for other purposes as well.
    Record your audio using either a microphone straight into the PC using Audacity, or use a digital recorder eg Olympus WS300 {WS300.jpg}
    Note that the WS300 (into WMF format) and some others do not record into MP3 format therefore the file will need to be converted before importing into Audacity. Use winLame for this.
    Edit Audacity and export as an MP3 file.
    On the Flat Classroom Ning, click on Add Music and upload your file. Add an image if you want to as well

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  2. page Lesson Plans edited Before Beginning This Project Introducing this project Recording an audio introduction
    Before Beginning This Project
    Introducing this project
    Recording an audio introduction
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