Learning 2.008

Shanghai, September 2008
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My Presentations - having been informed by Jeff Utecht that PBWiki is blocked in China I have decided to put all presentation material on my digital portfolio as well. As the week develops here in Shanghai I will add slideshows and resource material for all 3 presentations described below.

Presentation 1

How flat is your classroom? Use these 7 steps for successful global collaboration

The flat classroom concept is based on the constructivist principle of a multi-modal learning environment that is student-centered and a level playing field for teacher to student and student to teacher interaction. Based on the experiences of the award winning Flat Classroom Project this session will detail seven essential steps for lowering your classroom walls to promote connection and understanding between geographically dispersed, ethnically and culturally diverse groups of students in meaningful, global cooperative authentic learning experiences.


Resources
Flatclassroom Projects
Flat Classrooms Ning
Flat Classroom Conference

Presentation 2

Mobile, Digital, Ubiquitous = Communicate, Collaborate and Create

You have mobile computing devices in your classrooms and school - now what? This session looks at embedding Web 2.0 pedagogy across the curriculum to support learning while mobile. The future is here, ubiquitous computing in conjunction with online learning modes encourages communication, collaboration and creativity. It also promotes independence and higher order thinking for problem solving in the classroom. Don't touch that off button!



Presentation 3

Digiteen and Digiteacher - is your school ready to embrace action for digital citizenship?

Using the recent Digiteen global collaborative project as a catalyst this session explores what it means to be a digital citizen and how your school community can become actively engaged in promoting best practice use of online learning. Forget the fear factor, embrace safe practices and informed pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning online with educational networking and collaborative websites.


Resources
Digiteen Project
Digiteen Ning
Advocates for Digital Citizenship, Safety and Success