The Flat Classroom


Category: Educator
Session Type: Workshop
Session Thread: 21st Century Classroom Thread
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • The 21st Century Equation
  • Connectivism
  • Seriously? It sounds great but...
  • Transformative Web 2.0 Tools
  • Q & A
  • Final Thought: Are You Shifting?
  • Resources
"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists." Eric Hoffer

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler

Introduction: The Human Network




The 21st Century Equation

**The Partnership for 21st Century Skills**

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Classroom 2.0 Focus

  • Create
  • Connect
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Contribute
  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Seriously? It sounds great but...


The Flat Classroom Project
The Horizon Project
EduBloggerWorld



Transformative Web 2.0 Tools

1. Wiki

2. RSS
In the past, a person's professional learning environment (PLE) was built around formal course work, conferences, workshops, literature, and possibly a list-serv or two. Today, technology has flattened the world allowing for a richer PLE and PLN: management of time that is efficient and effective, connection to a global network of learners, access to informal and formal learning opportunities 24/7, and production of diverse, interactive content.

One such transformative technologies is an RSS Feed Reader like Blog lines and Google Reader.

3. Blogs


4. Social Bookmarking



5. Virtual Worlds


6. Endless Possibilities


Q & A




Final Thought: The Reality We Can't Deny


Isn't it time we turn our concerns into goals?