Flat Classroom

Enlightened again.  Never heard of Flat Classroom until now.  These new discoveries are exciting.

Digiteen Project caught my eye.   Teens are collaborating to promote digital citizenship through research and discussion, and transferring that learning to their own schools.    Going from global to local level.   Kids are caring about digital citizenship and doing something about it.  I want my upper elementary school students to take an active role in learning about digital citizenship.

I spent quite a bit of time checking this project out. Really long time. Me checking things out leads to more than 20 tabs opened, and not being able to smoothly go back to what I read earlier.  It’s like the spider web getting bigger and bigger.  Are things making more sense as I open more tabs, or am I getting more confused?

With Ms. T’s grade 4 class, I could do a collaborative project with them, and eventually connect with previous schools new kids have come from.    We could have a Wiki or Ning.   Wait, can we do this without students having e-mail accounts?  We issue e-mail accounts to grade 5 students, not grade 4.  Is it possible to have a Flat Classroom without having an e-mail account?

Still confused!


About Naho Kikuchi

Elementary school counselor at The American School in Japan. Living and working in West Tokyo since 1997. Forever trying to figure out how to balance work, family and time for myself.
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