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Horizon Project nominated for Edublog Award

We are proud to announce that the sister project of the Flat Classroom Project, the Horizon Project, has been nominated for an Edublogger Award for the 'Best educational wiki' for 2007. This is very exciting!

You too can vote for us! Go to and vote for the… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on November 28, 2007 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Welcome to CEO & Co-Founder of Ning!

Welcome to Nina Bianchini, the CEO & Co-Founder of Ning. Gina has joined our Flat Classroom Project to see how we are using the Ning technology to facilitate our communication and also to see if there is any way she can help us further.

Just to let everyone know last week Ning made a decision to take the advertising off our network! This is great news for us as some of the advertisements were not appropriate. You can read more about the Flat Classroom issue with Google adsense on… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on November 5, 2007 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Flat Classroom Project Keynote Address 2007 Released!

I am pleased and proud to announce the release of the 2007 keynote address for the Flat Classroom Project by Dean Shareski called 'Design Matters'. It is available on the keynote wiki page and from this Ning here and in the video sidebar.

Dean has worked hard to make the topic of design and creativity alive for us all and I encourage you in your classrooms to watch the 12 minute presentation and discuss how the concepts… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on October 27, 2007 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Time for students to make contact on the wiki

As of this morning we now have 113 members of the Flat Classroom Ning. This is fantastic! Over the next week ALL participating students should have found their way to the Ning and set up a profile, communicated with their partners (and others!) and posted an audio introduction. Some students and schools are also posting some video material to introduce themselves. This is a great way to get to know each other and to see the local environment of participants.

One of the problems with… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on October 11, 2007 at 6:51pm — 3 Comments

The 7 'Cs' for surviving the Flat Classroom Project


Your mission is to connect with your team members and the other educators involved in this project.

Connections will take place asynchronously as well as synchronously.

Some of your partners will be on the exact opposite side of the world

so real-time connections will be a challenge. However you must make the

effort to connect. That first contact and then follow-up messages are

so important for reassuring your partners that you are… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on October 8, 2007 at 5:50am — No Comments

Groups for Project on Wiki

The student groups for the Flat Classroom Project 2007 are now on the wiki. All groups have 3-4 students and at least 2 different schools.

Don't forget also to check out the student Instructions page for a step-by-step outline of what is to be done to complete the project.

For now, you have some time to get to know your partners via the Ning and… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on October 7, 2007 at 6:34am — 1 Comment

Seven Classrooms Join Project for 2007

Today we are pleased to announce the seven classrooms who will be participating in the Flat Classroom Project for 2007. These are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, USA: Barrie Becker

  2. Mary Institute St Louis County Day School, USA: Elizabeth Helfant

  3. Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne, Australia: John Turner…


Added by Julie Lindsay on September 28, 2007 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

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