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Flat Classroom Project 6 – Global Project Design

  • What do we mean by ‘the imperative of global collaboration?’ and how does this relate to Friedman’s concept of ‘glocalisation’? Global collaboration is happening everywhere whether we want it to or not.  Globalization is what we need to do.
  • How can we design learning experiences that embrace global education as well as enforce rigor and relevance…..or are these the same? Global collaboration and global understanding in order to understand the Flat World better. I believe performing for student and teachers outside of your own school ups the level of rigor since the competition is expanded.
  • What are the essential design elements of a globally collaborative project that every project must include? The essential design elements must include a collaborative wiki or blogging comments and a digital story telling from multiple countries.
  • How important is collaboration and co-creation in global project design? Does this importance differ depending on the age of the participants?  I think with all the incredible Web 2.0 tools out there, all students of all ages can participate somehow in co-creation.
  1. Brainstorm ideas for a classroom collaboration on the team wiki page. Use the template given as a starting point. – I joined Deb Roman on her “Reading Across the Globe” Project.
  2. Bring these ideas together using multimedia (images, sounds and videos) in conjunction with a verbal presentation or pitch.
  3. Pitch your ideas to other colleagues for feedback. One person from each team to deliver the ‘elevator pitch’.
  4. Refine your ideas and add further multimedia to create a final team presentation: Maximum length 5 min.

THE PROBLEM: What is a challenging topic that can support a global collaboration? How can we join multi-cultural classrooms and effectively design a meaningful project? The “Reading Across the Globe” project can be used to erase cultural prejudices. By reading books about other cultures and discussing them, young readers can explore their idea and discuss with others how cultures are viewed correctly and incorrectly.

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