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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780132820653ISBN-10 013282065X
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-261035-3ISBN-13 978-0-13-261035-3
Author(s): Julie Lindsay; Vicki A. Davis
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 360
Description

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Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds presents a seven step approach to transforming teaching using current pedagogies, technology tools, and global collaboration to create standards-aligned, technology rich, cross-cultural learning experiences that enhances 21st century student engagement.

  • Outlines seven steps (Chapters 3-9) to bring a classroom or school into effective global collaborative practice including connection, communication, citizenship, contribution/collaboration, choice, creating and celebration.

  • Divides each “Step” into Self, School, and Student headings so readers can see how to create an effective 21st century curriculum and learning environment at each level of the education system.

  • Prompts readers to develop professionally with the Flat Classroom® 15 Challenges that challenge them to become more familiar with new technologies (blogs, CMPs, mobile devices, wikis) and use them to create rich learning experiences for themselves and their students.

  • Includes 6 month free access to the PDToolkit where all case studies will be posted in their entirety; a completed sample Flat Classroom® Framework; Interactive Surveys; Online glossary; Sample student assignments; Wiki and digital storytelling rubrics; Downloadable model for digital citizenship; Learning Design Pie Planning Tool; and a Connection planning tool.

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