August 9th and 10th
Flat World Project Summer Grant Meetings
Agenda

Day One:
Times Topic/Activities Deliverables
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Day Two:
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9:00-10:30
  • Welcome
  • Project Goals and Framework (UBD and PBL intro)
  • Digital Native concept/21st Century Learning
  • Sample Outline
Classroom Objective Ties and Open Ended Questions to stimulate collaboration
10:30-11:30
  • Introduction to Yack Pack and Skype
    • Sharing Yacks
  • Brainstorm Ideas for Use
  • Devising Rules for Use
  • Send emails to collaborating partner with goals statements and possible curriculum ties
  • Set up personal Skype accounts and Yack Packs if not already
11:30-12:30
Lunch

12:30-2:00
  • Edit your Wiki Page on our site
  • Post your Classroom Objective Ties and Open Ended Questions to Your Page
2:00-2:30
Meeting Closing:
How do we evaluate ourselves?

9:00-9:15
Welcome

9:30-10:30
  • Blogs and Blogging versus Bulletin Boards Intro
    Student Use and Abuse
  • RSS Feeds
  • Gaggle Email and Bulletin Board Setup and Use
Find and email to Alecia two blogs of related interest that you can read on a related topic.

Detail several possible uses for the Gaggle Email bulletin board/blog.
10:30-10:45
Intro to Curriculum Planning Organizer

10:45-12:00
Examining classroom curriculum for goals/content ties to suggest to partner teacher
  • Send emails to collaborating partner with possible curriculum linksGlobal Warming, Animal Rights, War, Terrorism
12:00-12:30 Lunch
Lunch

12:30-1:00
Introduction to Social Networking and (Ning)
(Private Networks, like the Horizon Project Ning)
Explore and Sign up for one collaborative group
1:00-2:00
Review of Technology Tools available to you for your collaborative projects
  • Kidspiration
  • Podcasting
  • PowerPoints
  • Digital Cameras
  • Videocamera
  • Microphones and Recording Software in lab
  • Paint, drawing tools

2:00-2:30
Meeting Closing
What should I be doing in the coming weeks?
· On August 27th, you must have these things complete:
· finished Curriculum Planning Organizer
· Classroom goals
· Narrative discussing your personal experience with and merits of: blogging, wikis, ning, skype and yack pack.
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Sample To Dos in Class from Kim Cofino’s Global Ed classes:
  • Continue your iMovie project
    • Use the checklist of steps to work at your own pace
  • Check the wiki for new discussion items from our collaborative partners in New Zealand
    • Reply to any active discussions and start new discussions as needed.
  • Check the YackPack for messages from our collaborative partners in New Zealand
    • Reply to any messages and leave new messages as needed.
I want to add things like:
  • Check the Skype “center” to see if anyone from NZ is online.
    • Conduct at least one video chat with someone from our partner class.
  • Check your blog for comments from your partner classes.
    • Respond and comment as appropriate.
  • Check your RSS reader to see if anyone in your partner classes have posted anything new.
    • Leave comments on anything interesting or relevant that you find.
  • Check your social network for any new forum topics, chats, or media that have been posted.
    • Reply and initiate discussions as appropriate.

Steps to how this will become a school-wide program
Step 1: Pilot the program
Step 2: Publicize success
Step 3: Formalize goals
Step 4: Mandate change and inform teachers
Step 5: Transparency