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Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Julie Lindsay, Vicki Davis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 29, 2012

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Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds presents a seven step approach to transforming teaching using current pedagogies, technology tools, and global collaboration to create standards-aligned, technology rich, cross-cultural learning experiences that enhances 21st century student engagement.

 

  • Outlines seven steps (Chapters 3-9) to bring a classroom or school into effective global collaborative practice including connection, communication, citizenship, contribution/collaboration, choice, creating and celebration.
  • Divides each “Step” into Self, School, and Student headings so readers can see how to create an effective 21st century curriculum and learning environment at each level of the education system.
  • Prompts readers to develop professionally with the Flat Classroom® 15 Challenges that challenge them to become more familiar with new technologies (blogs, CMPs, mobile devices, wikis) and use them to create rich learning experiences for themselves and their students.
  • Includes 6 month free access to the PDToolkit where all case studies will be posted in their entirety; a completed sample Flat Classroom® Framework; Interactive Surveys; Online glossary; Sample student assignments; Wiki and digital storytelling rubrics; Downloadable model for digital citizenship; Learning Design Pie Planning Tool; and a Connection planning tool.
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    Table of Contents

    PART I: MEET THE FLAT CLASSROOM®

    1.     Flattening Classrooms through Global Collaboration

    2.     Impact on Learning: Research in the Global Collaborative Classroom

     

    PART II: SEVEN STEPS TO FLATTEN YOUR CLASSROOM

    3.     Step 1: Connection

    4.     Step 2: Communication

    5.     Step 3: Citizenship

    6.     Step 4: Contribution and Collaboration

    7.     Step 5: Choice

    8.     Step 6: Creation

    9.     Step 7: Celebration

     

    PART III: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

    10.  Designing and Managing a Global Collaborative Project

    11.  Challenge-Based Professional Development

    12.  Rock the World

     

    APPENDICES

     

    Appendix A Flat Classroom® Project Rubric Assessment

    Appendix B Global Collaboration and the International Baccalaureate

    Appendix C ISTE NETs

    Appendix D C21 Standards

    Glossary

     

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