"I wanted to create a post about our current project we are exploring in 6th grade. I am working with a small group of students for a global debate project, Eracism, conducted by Flat Class.
We are debating the following topic: "The use of Facebook by students around the world to communicate with one another does more harm than good.""
Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy
Created by Jeff Utecht and Kim Cofino
Excellent accredited course - online or via localised cohorts. International educators can receive up to 15 credits (half a masters degree) by completing 5 courses over 18 months.
"Cultural awareness in the context of a global project reaches further than using correct ‘netiquette’, inclusive language and knowing what time zone your group members are from. At the core of cultural awareness is respecting and embracing cultural difference and valuing the cultural learning taking place."
A collection of resources for looking at digital citizenship through the areas of awareness 'cultural'.
Great reflection blog post from Sunny, a teacher in Australia who ventured to the Flat Classroom Conference in Japan!
Full of ideas I've headed home - collected my thoughts and hope to put some of the plans we made as teams into action - because flattening our world - connected across the globe to share experience, help each other and learn together is what education should be about.
Final presentations and more about the conference can be accessed at http://conference2013.flatclassroomproject.org/home