Saturday, March 14, 2009

Digiteens Go Global

At the recent ECIS IT conference in London (European Council of Independent Schools) I had the pleasure of working with Chris Chater from the American School of Paris in a music/audio workshop. Chris is one of those quiet and amazing educators who just 'gets it'. I love hearing his ideas, sharing resources with him and seeing what he is doing with his students at ASP. The workshop, 'Keeping your sounds on track' also included Nancy and Laura. Between us we covered a multitude of resources and ideas for using audio and sound, both Web 2.0, free doenload and online resources that cost some money. My wiki for this: Online podcasting options and embedded media.

In addition to this I gave a presentation called "Digiteens Go Global". The aim was to show how students can use the power of communication, collaboration and creativity to make a difference to the world as we know it in a positive way.
The focus was on building unity, developing skills, and creating positive outcomes. All of these outcomes were built on the development of being a reliable, responsible and capable online learner and teacher in the 21st century.
Based on the work of the Flat Classroom Project, students who had never met before but had communicated online via Web 2.0 tools, came together in Doha, Qatar to workshop an action that could be taken back to their own countries and schools and sustained for the next year.
The Flat Classroom Conference Student Summit provided an opportunity for classrooms to come together from around the world and learn more about what it means to be an online digital citizen and be able to understand each other and work together.
Purpose and Objectives
- Short Background to Flat Classroom Projects
- Future of Flat Classroom ideals in a digital world - sustainability
- Flat Classroom Conference Student Summit - goals, structure, outcomes
- Web 2.0 tools and associated technologies that support digital citizenship and global 'flattened' pedagogical transformation
- Digiteen projects and the need for students to have opportunities to take action

I was delighted to receive an email from to say this presentation had been featured on their website. It is now not on the front page, however clicking on View all featured will find it.
My wiki for this presentation.

Digiteens Go Global
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Supporting videos for this presentation:

Flat Classroom Overview - 1
(from footage taken at the Flat Classroom Conference)

Flat Classroom Student Reflections

(from footage at the Flat Classroom Conference, and thanks to Keith from Ethiopia for his video of Edgar)

Flat Classroom: How we roll
(thanks to George from NY who came to the Flat Classroom Conference and saw what we did!)

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