Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Flat Connections Global Collaboration Stars!

 See more images at the cross-post on the Flat Connections Blog.

We are about to start a new set of online global collaborative projects in September 2015 through Flat Connections. It is timely to consider highlights from last semester - and there were many!

A Week in the Life - Student Summits
One of the features of Flat Connections projects is the opportunity for students to come into a virtual environment and share their learning through a summit. We do these for the Flat Connections Global Project, Digiteen/Tween and the A Week in the Life Project.
A highlight for me were the A Week in the Life Student Summits Images below show summits hosted by the Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria where Grade 3 students presented and talked about the global issues challenge they collaborated on with others across the globe. This gathering included parents from AASS, other classrooms from Australia and Thailand and Bulgaria and a guest educator from New Zealand. Thank you to Christine Szeryk in Bulgaria, Danielle Lawlor in Adelaide, Sonya Van Schaijik in New Zealand, Kate O'Connell from Thailand - and to the students!
In addition, a big congratulations to the Lincoln School Nepal with teachers Sudha Rajouria and Brian Fawcett - wonderful student summit, despite many students having left Nepal after the earthquakes.

Flat Connections Global Project  - Awards and Summits 
The Flat Connections Global Project culminated in an online Awards Ceremony (explore the BEST student videos via that link!) to recognise student achievement. Thank you to our set of judges and to our Meta-Judge, Terry Smith, Assistant Professor at Radford University, USA. Students also presented their learning via Summits  - the slideshow below captures some of this excitement. Thank you to all Flat Connections Global Project educators and supporters for another excellent globally collaborative project!

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