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September 2009 Blog Posts (20)

The World is Flat





Many people do not believe that globalization exists. Thomas Friedman wrote a book called The World is Flat. In this book, he explains how the global economic playing field is being leveled and Americans are not ready for it. I believe this is a great statement because this gives a… Continue

Added by Kunjan on September 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

"The World is Flat" Reflective Blog Post



In this video, Thomas Friedman talks about his book The World Is Flat. Somewhere in his speech he talks about how the world is outsourcing and at first I didn't know what this term meant. Outsourcing is subcontracting a service such as manufacturing or product design to a third-party company. When a person makes the decision to outsource they normally have the idea of lowering a cost, conserving energy, or to make efficient use of land. Another thing he talked… Continue

Added by Mason J. on September 29, 2009 at 5:22am — 1 Comment

Miller's "The World is Flat" Reflective Blog Post



To get acquainted with the theme of the Flat Classroom project, the tenth grade class at Westwood Schools watched a video of a lecture of Thomas Friedman, a columnist for the New York Times. Mr Friedman spoke at an MIT meeting on November 28, 2007, about his new book, Green is the New Red, White, and Blue. Mr. Friedman is the author of the Pulitzer Prize… Continue

Added by Miller on September 29, 2009 at 2:53am — 1 Comment

Hope's Pre Project Reflective Blogpost



The Flat Classroom Project is rapidly approaching. The tenth grade class at Westwood Schools watched a video about a lecture given by Thomas Friedman, a columnist from the New York Times, spoke at a MIT conference on November 28, 2007 to become more acquainted with the theme of the Flat Classroom Project. He is an award-winning author of the Pulter Prize series of The World is Flat. He mainly discusses his new book called Green is the new Red, White, and… Continue

Added by Hope on September 29, 2009 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Blog on Thomas Friedman

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Thomas Friedman is a writer for the New York Times magazine. He writes about foreign affairs in the paper. He is also the author of the book The World is Flat. He is an intelligent man at what he does. He has also won the Pultzer Prize THREE TIMES!!! The date when he started his book was in March 2004. In the book he talks about how the global economic playing field is being leveled. Another thing he is… Continue

Added by Mason W. on September 29, 2009 at 2:02am — No Comments

Thomas Friedman Reflective Blog Post

Thomas Friedman gave a lecture on November 28,2007 at MIT University about "The world is flat 3.0". It was a very good lecture in my opinion it made a lot of good points about todays society. He told how when he started it was a totally different ball game than it is today. Things like the Browser that Netscape made was $28.00 back then it is probably $128.00 know. He talked about the world is being flattened but will it be done by you or to you. To me that is so true because… Continue

Added by Austin M on September 29, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Sydnee's Pre- Project Reflective Blogpost







Last week we watched Thomas Friedman speak at MIT back on November 28, 2007. He is an award-winning author, who writes a column for the New York Times. Thomas is also the author of The World is Flat which is what the Flat Classroom Project is based on. During his lecture he talked about the flattening of our world, and the different eras of globalization.



One of the major things that was talked about was outsourcing. We do not realize all… Continue

Added by Sydnee S. on September 29, 2009 at 1:58am — No Comments

Thomas Friedman Reflective Post

On November 28, 2007, a man named Thomas Friedman gave a lecture at MIT University about his book, The World is Flat. In this book, Friedman gave a short "history of the twenty-first century" by explaining globalization over the years. To me, the most important points he made was explaining how globalization had come about over the years. The first was Web 1.0, which was done by countries and lasted from the 1400s to late 1800s. The second was Web 2.0, which was done… Continue

Added by Pate C. on September 29, 2009 at 1:56am — 1 Comment

Are You In a Flattend World ? (Pre Reflection blog on "The World Is Flat")



Thomas Friedman is one of the most captivating speakers I've heard in a long time. He teaches the world on how to live in the flat world and that "the world is flat " through technology . The four main flattens that he covers gives you a general understanding of his thinking on the world . The world to him is being flattened everyday by the people occupying it . It is up to our imagination to how far we can flatten it . Thomas also admits that he is not in the 3.0 but… Continue

Added by Daniel H. on September 29, 2009 at 1:54am — 1 Comment

T-Rob's Reflective Blog Post on Thomas Friedman



Thomas Friedman gave a lecture at MIT. The most important topics he talked about was Globalization which lasted from the 1400's to 1880's, then Globalization 2.0 which lasted from the 1880's to 2000, and Globalization 3.0 which has lasted from 2000 until present day. Another important topic he talked about was in Aug.9, 1995 when NetScape went public. NetScape was the inventor of the browser for the internet. It started the .com world. It made it where you could send… Continue

Added by T-Rob on September 29, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Tomas Friedman pre- project reflective blog post



Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat gives us a look into the world of social networks and how they are alowing people from across the world to come together. Thomas was a column journalists for the New York Times in January of 1995. He began writing his book in January of 2004. His goal was to show people how the world is truely becoming flat. In this book he discuses globalaztion 1.0 which began in 1492 and lasted through the late 1800's due to country's coming… Continue

Added by ETHAN on September 29, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

My Flat Classroom Project Pre Project Blog



Thomas Friedman made many important points in this video. He talked about the three globalization periods: Globalization 1.0(1492-1800)- countries globalized, Globalization 2.0(1800-2000)- companies globalized, Globalization 3.0(2000-present)- people globalized. He also talked about four of the 'flatteners.' The first one he talked about was the PC which allowed people to author their own content. The next one was 8-9-1995 which was the date that Netscape went public.… Continue

Added by Nolan on September 29, 2009 at 12:51am — No Comments

The World is Flat 3.0 and a half

Thomas Friedman- The world is flat 3.0

Thomas Friedman spoke at a conference at MIT and everyone loved him. He spoke about his new book "The World is Flat 3.0" and discussed what it was about. What made it easy for people to listen and learn from him was that he told stories related to the subject. He made sure to keep it interesting for the people listening to him.

Thomas discussed many important topics including the flateners and the main globalization points through history. The… Continue

Added by TylerS. on September 29, 2009 at 12:45am — No Comments

1) Write a reflective blog post about the Thomas Friedman video we viewed. The Thomas Friedman video was inspirational. He talked about many different things. We learned that we have reached a point…

1) Write a reflective blog post about the Thomas Friedman video we viewed.



The Thomas Friedman video was inspirational. He talked about many different things. We learned that we have reached a point in our economy where everyone has an individual voice that can be heard (because of the internet and fiber optic wiring). This means the availability of jobs has decreased, because individuals around the world have increased their knowledge and ability in dealing with technology. Friedman… Continue

Added by virginia on September 29, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

"The World is Flat" Pre-Project Reflective Blog



Thomas Freedman touched several important thing in this video. Like the 3 main globalization points in history by countries, companies, and individuals. Also about how Netscape helped make the world flat for other countries like India do our work for us. And another one is what he said that the most important competition is between you and yourself. This symbolizes that you can do anything as along as you have the imagination to do it.





The most… Continue

Added by Riley on September 29, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Thomas Friedman reflection







1) The most important thing that I learned from the Thomas Friedman video is that the world is flat and because the world is flat is that people all over the world can communicate with each other and other country's can send other country's economic products.



2) I want to learn how to communicate with other people all over the world.



3) The Thomas Friedman video was a great video for people who wants to under stand the meaning of the… Continue

Added by brady g on September 29, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Flattening of the World_Krysten

The World is Flat 3.0



Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat is all about how the economic playing field is being leveled or flattened. He speaks of three important things called globalizations. Globalization 1.0 happened through countries from 1492-1892. Globalization 2.0 occurred through companies from the 1800s to 2000. Globalization 3.0 happened through individuals. It began in 2000 and is… Continue

Added by Krysten on September 29, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Pre Project Reflective Blog Post

My students are to do the following:

1) Write a reflective blog post about the Thomas Friedman video we viewed.
2) Embed the video from MIT (you will have to search for it.)
3) What are the most important points he made in the video.
4) What is the most important thing that you learned in the video? Why?
5) What do you hope to learn in this year's Flat Classroom Project.

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Added by Vicki Davis on September 29, 2009 at 12:13am — No Comments


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Flat Classroom Workshop at ASB Unplugged: Come and Join Us in Mumbai!

Picture taken by Kim Cofino at Flat Classroom Workshop HK



(Cross-posted with ASB-Unplugged Ning)



The Flat Classroom Workshop is an exciting opportunity for participants to immerse themselves… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on September 27, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments


Teachers
Using elluminate in the 21st century classroom

Over the past 18 months I have used elluminate to attend professional development sessions in the USA. I live in a small town in country Victoria, Australia where cost and distance prevent me from attending many professional development activities. Elluminate has allowed me to attend online meetings with other global staff for the flatclassroom projects, including the netgened and digiteen… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on September 7, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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