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 [...]

The digital imperative….this is Lauren’s story about global collaboration

The digital imperative....this is Lauren's story about global collaboration I often use the term 'digital imperative' to describe why and how learning needs to be digital, online and embrace both local as well as global learning modes. Digital fluency includes learning in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments coupled with the ability to create and [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Global Learning, Global Projects|0 Comments

Jump into online global collaboration now! Flat Connections makes it easy!

Starting the conversation about global collaboration What conversations are YOU having around online global collaboration in education? As the school year starts in the Northern hemisphere educators gather with excited anticipation lots of plans to build new and meaningful learning experiences for students lots of plans to explore new boundaries - makerspace, coding, computational thinking, [...]

How to make online global collaboration work!

Last week Flat Connections global educators gathered in a virtual meeting room with a number of interested educators and talked about how to facilitate and drive online global collaboration. This is a very timely conversation as most schools in the world (northern hemisphere) are starting back for the new 2016-17 academic year. The webinar How [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Global Educator, Global Projects, webinar|0 Comments

Global education: Leading pedagogical change in a flat world

Global education: Leading pedagogical change in a flat world In a previous blog post, I examined the new globally connected, flat learning environment and how leaders can shape this change to revitalize their schools. This time I will examine the expectations of a global education leader’s ability to think holistically and differently in order to [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flat Connections – NEW online courses and global projects start September!

Hello global educators! Let's talk about some upcoming opportunities with Flat Connections. We know many of you are starting your new school year - so consider these global projects and professional learning and share with your PLN. "How to make online global collaboration work!" Join the free webinar this week (August 22 USA, August 23, [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Global Educator Course, Global Projects|0 Comments