Project Announcement: Looking forward to seeing the action project pages on the home page.

Press Release for the Digiteen™ Project 12-2 and the Digitween Project 12-2

November, 2012

The organizers of the Flat Classroom® are excited to announce the participating classrooms for the Digiteen Project 12-2 and the Digitween Project 12-2. These schools represent more than 750 students, from 3 countries, and runs September through December 2012. The project manager for this project is Theresa Allen with Sandy Wisneski as Collaborative Coach, and Sheryl Krengel as Community Builder.

The development of the Digitween project is a new initiative of project developers as it caters for students under 13 years of age and includes them in a private online community and collaborative wiki that also leads to a school based action project.

"Digital Citizenship is understanding effective, safe behaviors online that consider long term consequences and give students a method for understanding how to make decisions as new technologies and trends emerge at lightning speed," says Vicki Davis, classroom teacher and co founder of the Digiteen™ Project, a global collaborative project that has now harnessed the power of over 4,000 students from many countries. "Few things are more important than teaching students about effective behaviors online for the protection of them now and in the future."

Lindsay and Davis co-plan and manage the ‘Flat Classroom® Project’ for upper middle and high school students, A Week in the Life...’ Elementary Flat Classroom® Project for upper elementary students, the K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project for younger students, the Digiteen™ Project (digital citizenship for middle and high school students), the NetGen Ed™ Project, and the Eracism Project™ that involves middle school students in a virtual global debating event and the face-to-face Flat Classroom® Conference held regularly in various places around the world.

Flat Classroom® has been:
  • Included in Thomas Friedman's 3rd edition of The World is Flat, 2007
  • Included in Don Tapscott's book Grown Up Digital, November 2008
  • Featured in ISTE's recent book publication Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your field guide to real-world projects in the digital age by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss
  • Featured in the book by Laurence Peters' Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students
  • Featured in the book by Curtis Bonk The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education 2009
  • In January 2012 Davis and Lindsay released their first book, ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time’ from Pearson Publishing

Participating Classrooms

Schools
Teachers
International School of the Americas
Mitzi Moore
West Tisbury School
Valerie Becker & Fran Finnigan
Beijing BISS International School
Sheryl Krengel
Spring Forest Middle School
Kenneth Jones
Windsor High School
Andy Jackins
McKeesport Area High School
Jill Hershey
STEM Magnet Lab School
Lisa Henkel
Virgin Islands Montessori School and International Academy
Gil Anspacher
Andy Gever
The Wellington School
Helen McConaghy
Blue Ridge School District
Gail Wnorowski
Oak Prairie School
Lynn Jankowski
Catalyst Charter School
Sandy Wisneski
Singapore American School
Susan Shaw
Hewitt Trussville Middle School
Erin McGuyer
The Barstow School
Kelly Finn
Cathedral of St. Raymond
Ryan Wolcott & Theresa Allen
Cajon Valley School
Carmen Restrepo & John Dunphy
Westwood Schools
Vicki Davis
Pottstown High School
Dennis Arms

We encourage all educators and global collaborative project supporters to join our Flat Classrooms network to receive further updates on all Flat Classroom® Projects and live events - http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
More information about Flat Classroom® Projects can also be found on the website, including applications for future projects -http://flatclassroomproject.net

Brought to you by Flat Classroom® Projects LLC
Flat Classroom® Conference and Live Events Inc
Directors,Vicki Davis andJulie Lindsay

Downloadable Press Release: