Flattening Classrooms through Global Collaboration

Impact on Learning: Research in the Global Collaborative Classroom



Discussion questions

1. Can you have an excellent education without global collaboration? Why or why not?
2. What does a modern collaborative classroom look like?
3. In what ways can flattening the classroom positively impact learning for all?
4. What is ethnocentrism? How does it impact society?


Action items for meeting:
1. Activate Twitter accounts if needed, use book suggestions to add to PLN
2. Look through wiki
3. Join Edmodo group for discussion
4. Download QR code reader on phones to view available resources in book
5. Google Docs




Throughout the process, we will look at some of the typical web tools used to collaborate with other teachers. Google docs is widely used except in China, where it is blocked. This video explains the basic Google collaborative tools.




Other teacher tools include these, but this list is always evolving as new options become available.

We will use most of these tools as we go, so you can become comfortable with them.


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Teacherpreneur: A teacher who sees an opportunity to make a profitable learning experience for students through the forging of partnerships with other classrooms with common curricular goals and expectations. A teacherpreneur accepts responsibilty for the endeavor and is accountable for the outcome.
~Word coined by Vicki Davis the Coolcatteacher, 2006

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance."~Albert Einstein