Friday, April 6, 2012

Peer Review Sounding Board Classrooms grades 6 through 8 or ages 11 through 14

Flat Classroom® Project 12-1 invites classrooms from Grade 6 though Grade 8 to become Sounding Boards for project wikis. More information is available at Sounding Board information. You also are invited to join the Flat Classroom Project Ning and the SB group.
There are over 500 students participating in the current Flat Classroom® Project. Providing feedback as a sounding board classroom aligns with the NETS Standard of Communication and Collaboration which emphasizes students learn "to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others."
Sounding Boards provide feedback on one page of the topic wikis. Peer review is in the following format:

List 3 things that are very good about this wiki project. Write 3 paragraphs (there are how many sentences in a paragraph?) Consider:

* Content - clarity, quantity
* Communication - between the students as collaborators
* Wiki Presentation - design, use of graphics, layout

List 2 suggestions for improving the wiki page. Write two paragraphs. Consider:

* Content - clarity, quantity
* Communication - between the students as collaborators
* Wiki Presentation - design, use of graphics, layout

List 1 piece of new knowledge your group has obtained thanks to this wiki page. Write one paragraph. Consider:

* Content - clarity, quantity
* Communication - between the students as collaborators
* Wiki Presentation - design, use of graphics, layout

Becoming a Sounding Board classroom is not time draining. These peer reviews take one 45 to 90 minute lesson. This activity will provide an opportunity for your class to practice peer review techniques. This is a guide I used with my students -> 3-2-1 peer review

Be a SOUNDING BOARD!
All details: http://fcp12-1.flatclassroomproject.org/Sounding_Boards
Application online form: http://tinyurl.com/soundingboardfcp

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Judges for the Flat Classroom® Project 12-1 Sought!

The Flat Classroom® Projects are global, collaborative projects which focus on the use of Web 2.0 tools to foster connections, communications, collaborations and creations. These award winning, international, wiki-centric projects include the Flat Classroom® Project, the NetGenEd™ Project, the Eracism Project™, Digiteen™ Project, A Week in the Life Elementary Flat Classroom® Project, and a  K-2 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow' Pilot Project.   Currently running are these international projects which need judges

How do I sign up to judge?


  1. Complete the Online Sign Up Form. Also at http://tinyurl.com/flatclassjudges.
  2. If you are not a member of this wiki already:
    • Join www.flatclassroomproject.org
    • Then click "Join this Space" in the top left corner of this page.
    • Wait for approval - you will receive an e-mail noting your approval.
  3. If you are already a member of this wiki, continue with the following points.
    • Join the Ning Group to get announcements and updates. Add your information to the topic of your choice below (first to wiki it gets it!) and include a hyperlink to your bio and/or Flat Classroom Project Ningprofile).
  4. Be available to review/judge videos according to the timeline.


 
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Using Edmodo in the Elementary Classroom

Edmodo Movie from Tina Schmidt on Vimeo.



Tina Schmidt will appear on FLATs on Monday April 16 at 8:00pm Eastern USA (Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 00:00:00GMT)talking about collaboration ideas for the elementary classroom
http://tinyurl.com/FlatActionTalk Time Where You Are

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