Global Collaboration Day – Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design!

Global Collaboration Day, 2017 - Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design! What technologies are YOU using for online global collaboration? Why? How? Join Julie Lindsay as she shares current practices in K-12 and Higher Education for online global collaborative learning. Bring YOUR ideas, tools and experiences to share as well. This is not just [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|global collaboration, GlobalCollaborationDay, Tools|0 Comments

Horizon Report K-12, 2017 – Student collaboration around global trends

The Flat Connections Global Project 17-2 for High School Students will start again in mid-September. It will be structured around the New Media Consortium Horizon Report K-12, 2017. Are you and your students joining this ultimate online global collaboration? Students will use the Key trends, Challenges and Developments in educational technology to inform their research, [...]

OPEN HOUSE! Join Flat Connections September 6, 2017

Hello global collaborators and educators implementing effective online learning in the K-12 classroom! As most schools launch into another exciting school year it is time to consider, among other things, how you are meeting the ISTE standard for students 'Global Collaborator', and what you are implementing into your curriculum for online collaborative learning.   Join [...]

Global Collaboration in Teacher Education – Athens State University

Adjunct Lecturer at Athens State University, Janice Newlin, designs learning activities for her pre-service teachers that imerse them on authentic global collaborative projects in schools. In recent semesters her students have participated in the Flat Connections Global Project (for high school students) as what we term, 'Learning Concierge's'. This means her students, as trainee teachers, [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Global Projects, Learning concierge|0 Comments

Award winning – Poetry with Passion and Performance – Chris Trimnell

Flat Connections is very excited to have an award winning member of it's immediate community! Chris Trimnell, Flat Connections Global Educator Cohort 16-1, is one of 10 educators acknowledged for their ability to create and implement an online global collaborative project at K-12 levels. The Great Global Project Challenge was organsed by the Global Education [...]

What do students really think about global collaboration?

Today I hosted a Flat Connections Student Summit for two USA classrooms. It was a finale to the A Week in the Life 16-2 project from last semester. Both classrooms were on the east coast of the USA and it was early afternoon EST. Therefore, for me in Australia it was very early morning (5:30am [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Global Projects, Student Summit|0 Comments

The Countdown is on! Global Projects and Educator PD start February

Educators and education leaders across the world - just to let you know Flat Connections will be starting online global projects for all levels K-12 and online courses in February 2017.     Are your teachers and students using the refreshed ISTE standards for students? Joining Flat Connections meets the 'global collaborator' standard: provides opportunities to [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Global Educator, Global Projects|0 Comments

Student Summit – Sharing learning online – Flat Connections

Last week Grade 5 students from Singapore American School came online and shared their learning experiences from participating in the Flat Connections 'A Week in the Life', cohort 16-2 global project last semester. Students shared their excitement about the project, as well as the challenges they faced while collaborating globally with others from Australia, USA [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Global Projects|0 Comments

Global Collaboration with Flat Connections

This semester Yew Wah fourth graders worked with students from around the world on global issues during the Flat Connections “A Week in the Life” global collaboration project. Third, fourth and fifth graders from six schools worked in mixed teams to research a global topic aligned with the theme, “What does it mean to be [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Global Projects|0 Comments

Global Narratives – Collaboration in the Edge – A Keynote Trilogy

In late October 2016 I was delighted to be able to assemble a keynote in 3 parts for the K12 Online Conference 2016. This is the first time I have had a chance to blog about this and share with my followers the full keynote - including my aspirations for how it will impact the [...]