Powerful Learning Practice one-day live conference September 28 in Philadelphia - lots of talking, lots of sessions, some innovation in conference design....but where are the students, and where is the true collaboration and co-creation?
Flat Classroom in conjunction with Taking IT Global scheduled sessions for Connected Educator Month, August-September 2012.
Highlight: Flat Classroom Book Club with TIGED - starts Wednesday August 22, 5pm EST
Tom Whitby writes a provocative blog post about Connected Educator Month, August 2012. He states: "No, to be a good teacher, one does not need to be connected. However, the question is if you are a good teacher and unconnected, could you be a better teacher if you were connected? Shouldn’t we strive to be the best that we can be? It’s not only an Army thing. Being connected offers not only exposure to content and ideas but also the ability to create and collaborate on ideas. Being connected fosters transparency and debunks myths of education that have been harbored in the previous isolation of the education profession. This is the stuff of a true learner’s dreams, and, as educators, are we not all learners?"
Article by Andrew Churches, http://edorigami.edublogs.org/, talking about the benefits of global learning, and gives a great wrap for Flat Classroom.
"Our classrooms are not limited to the four walls of the physical building we teach in but can encompass the entirety of the planet. Technology—much of which is free—has enabled us to push back the classroom walls and stretch our virtual arms across the globe to shake hands with classrooms and students almost anywhere."