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
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
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
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
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 —
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
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 —
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
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
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
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
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 —
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 —
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
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.
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 —
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
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 —
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