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April 2009 Blog Posts (35)

AthonM_tigs Introduction

Hello my name is Athon and i attend to the Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS), which is located in New South Wales, Australia. The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) is located about one hour drive south from Sydney, there are about 1100 students who attend this school. I'm in year 11 and i have been attending this school since year 7.

I have a Greek and Cyprian background, i am the 2nd generation in my family living here in Australia.

I have many interst in sports, especially… Continue

Added by AthonM_TIGS on April 30, 2009 at 3:46pm — No Comments

BrendanC Introduction

My name is Brendan and I go to The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS). TIGS is located about an hour drive south of Sydney in Wollongong, New South Wales. I have attended TIGS since year 7 and am currently in year 11.

My hobbies include soccer, tennis, computer games and tap dancing.

I have done tap dancing competitively since I was 8 and have won many competitions since. When I was 12 and 13 I won national competitions for 14 and under and won a nice amount of money from… Continue

Added by BrendanC_TIGS on April 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

GeoffL_TIGS' Introduction.

My name is Geoff and i attend The Illawarra Grammar School which is a 1 hour drive of Sydney.

My school is located in New south Wales, Australia and has approximately 1100 students.

I am in the 11th Grade, a 3 term preliminary year before my final exam year.

My background is South African/ Zimbabwean and i have been living Australia since i was 4 years old, unfortunately never learning Afrikaans.

My hobbies include art, digital painting and graphic novels. Digital… Continue

Added by GeoffL_TIGS on April 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Storytelling & Cultures


Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on April 30, 2009 at 12:05am — No Comments


Hello people, this is not the first time I use the ning seeing that we have done a similar project last year which has helped prepare for this. I am exited to see what we get in the projects and the videos we all create seeing that we need to create outsources and interact with other students to do so. Learning this new topic about 'The World is Flat- Thomas Friedman'. Hope to get some invitation's from people to create a wider understanding of where you live, and create the world Friedman is… Continue

Added by Maryam_A_T on April 29, 2009 at 2:31am — No Comments

BLOG # 2

My next task is to make a small summary of the very loooooong video posted by the person that wrote the World is Flat. his name is Mr. Fridgeman or something like that, I just can not remember right now because I have a history test next and My mind is on other things, but anyways I will try to focus onto the IT work.

The video is about the MIT world, and the conference is basically about our present technological influence in our lives.

The conference has very funny… Continue

Added by Juan Sebastian Cortes on April 28, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Blog 2

One of our tasks this week was to watch Tom Friedman’s video and write what we know about his book "The world is flat."

The Video

I felt that the video was very entertaining, as Tom Friedman knew how to catch his audiences attention. He spoke very enthusiastically and creatively. At times, I wasn't too sure of what he was talking about, but gradually as he used examples, I started to realise what he meant. The video gives… Continue

Added by Aisha on April 28, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments


Thomas Friedman is the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. His content is always stimulating and his titles are the best, he wrote "Dancing Alone" and "last week broccoli" amongst others. He has 3 books from Beirut to Jerusalem and he is a graduate in Mediterranean Studies. He is a really important and powerful public voice when it comes to topics such as the importance of technology and how men and women are educated in this field. His book "the world is flat" has been gaining… Continue

Added by Flavio Fenley on April 28, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments


I've wathced 4 videos on the ning, each one by Mohammed El Issa, Vishnu Ramakrishnan, Tammam Al Ghraoui and Janek Mueller. I must say that all of these videos were very interesting, helpfull as for information to the new students, and they manage to get their messages across. Each video make use of different methods to acchieve their goal. Mohammed El Issa used a love story to get his point about wikispaces and how they can be used to share information, as with the hair growth in his situation.… Continue

Added by Flavio Fenley on April 28, 2009 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Chapter 14: The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention

flat world.pptx

Added by Matilde on April 27, 2009 at 4:31am — No Comments

The World is Flat Summary

Blog # 2

In “The World is Flat”, Thomas Friedman talks about how he came about writing the book, and describes the different ways in which a variety of influences have hypothetically “flattened” the world. In the first chapter, While I Was Sleeping, Friedman basically introduces the book and talks about his inspirations. The second chapter, The Ten Forces That Flattened the World, Friedman describes ten different factors that he believes have played a major role in the flattening of… Continue

Added by Amira on April 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The World is Flat Mini Lesson

The World Is Flat Mini Lesson

Blog # 3

For the chapter summary multimedia presentations, I was assigned the last five forces in the second part of chapter two: The Ten Forces That Flattened…


Added by Amira on April 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Citizen Journalism

Blog # 4

What is citizen journalism? I was asked to look at citizen journalism, and this is some of the information I found on the topic:

The concept of members of the public “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information” (according to We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information).

Public journalism is presently being explored through new media like the usage of… Continue

Added by Amira on April 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Citizen Journalism

The concept citizen journalism is based on the theory that normal people without any particular education can be journalists using modern technology. Such way as blog, comment in an online forum, snapping a picture of an recent event and publish it is considered citizen journalism.


Added by Matilde on April 26, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Thomas Friedman's Video: Reflection

In Thomas Friedman's video of his lecture given in MIT, he discusses and summarizes the main points of his book "The World is Flat". He skims through what he believes are the "ten flatteners of the world" and he begins by explaining that the world is developing too fast for the economic, governmental, and political sectors to keep up. He talks about what brought him to write this book, which as he says, happened after his several trips to a variety of places around the world. After interviewing… Continue

Added by Maha Al-Ansari on April 26, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Chapter 4 of Thomas L. Friedman's Book-Presentation

I have made a powerpoint presentation that basically summarizes in short sentences and pictures about the fourth chapter of Thomas L. Friedman's book "The World is Flat". In this chapter, he discusses the different impacts that the shift from the Industrial era to the IT is affecting the world. He also gives a good example of outsourcing and intellectual law. You can have a look at my presentation at this link:

Added by Abdelmeguid Farag on April 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Blog 3

Another blog we had to do this week involved us reading a chapter summary on the Wikipedia: The World Is Flat and creating a short presentation about the chapter we were assigned.

I was assigned the second half of the second chapter.

I found this easy t understand as it was just definitions. I did extra research about each of the words listed so that I had a better idea of what they meant, as some of the… Continue

Added by Thomas on April 26, 2009 at 3:06am — No Comments

Thomas L. Friedman's Video

I have fully watched the video of Thomas Friedman giving a lecture in MIT. In this lecture, he basically summarized his book, "The World is Flat", which is the book that the Flat Classroom project is based on. Basically, he starts by introducing how he got the idea of actually writing this book, which basically, as he explained, came up after he took several trips around the world. During those several trips, he interviewed several people about the different issues in our economic world, and… Continue

Added by Abdelmeguid Farag on April 26, 2009 at 2:56am — No Comments

Blog 2

One of our tasks this week was to watch Tom Friedman’s video and write what we know about his book "The world is flat."

The Video

I found the video incredibly entertaining as Thomas Friedman really knew how to make a creative speech. There were times when I didn't know what he was talking about but I soon realized as throughout his speech he gave lots of examples of what he was saying. I only watched 20 - 25 minutes of the… Continue

Added by Thomas on April 26, 2009 at 2:54am — No Comments


Another assignment we were given was to create a video or a slidesow in order to summarize one of the chapters assigned from the book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and show it through images.

In chapter two, Thomas Friedman discusses the ten steps of helping the world become a flat one. HE talks about historic events and technological events that have happened in that past that helped the world Flatten. These topics were the based on the fall of the Berlin wall and the start… Continue

Added by Abdulaziz on April 25, 2009 at 11:55pm — No Comments

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