Digiteen/Digitween - Teacher Administration wiki


Welcome to the Digiteen and Digitween 14-1 Project, a Flat Connections Project. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us! This project is not just a project for students, but truly it is embedded professional development for teachers. Many teachers report that they are a bit overwhelmed at first but that they emerge from the project as completely transformed technology users in a short ten week period! We can’t guarantee you’ll be transformed but we can guarantee that you get out of Digiteen or Digitween just what you put into it!

In many ways, Flat Connections is a community. Beginners are welcome. There are no dumb questions. We model the digital citizenship that we want our students to have! We teachersource our projects and all teachers take responsibility for reviewing content. We share our students and work together! Our goal is to be excellent, ethical, and continuously improving everything we do. We are willing to innovate! Student learning is the litmus test and equipping children for a successful future as individuals and to be part of a successful world is essential. We are on a mission and as we work we also want to find time to laugh and learn ourselves. Let’s learn! Once you go flat you never go back!

Teachers are encouraged to share their teaching resources used to introduce and support the project. Add resources and ideas to the Teaching Resources wiki page.

If you need us at any time, just email us!
Project Managers:
Helen McConaghy - mcconaghy@wellington.org
Theresa Allen - tallen@csrn.org

Admin:
All Project Coordinator - Yvonne Caples - ytcaples@gmail.com
Dianne Hope - Flat Classroom Registrar - admin@flatconnections.com
Director, Julie Lindsay @julielindsay - julie@flatconnections.com Skype: julielindsay

Essential Project Links

Tools for Teachers
Tool
URL
How to Join
How it is Used
Fuzebox
http://fuzebox.com
By invitation for each online meeting
Online teacher meetings and student summits
Timebridge
http://timebridge.com
Create your own account (preferred as the confirmed times then go to your own calendar), accept meeting invitations from Project Manager
For suggesting and confirming meeting times
Google Group
Digiteen Google group* digiteen@googlegroups.com
Request membership, or by invitation
For regular communication between Project Manager and teachers in the project. make sure during the project email is set to 'Daily' so you do not miss anything.
Teacher Network
Flat Classrooms Ning:
http://flatclassrooms.ning.com/
Group:
http://flatconnections.net/group/digiteeen-digitween
Request to join Ning, then join the GROUP for the Digiteen/Digitween project you are in
Communication tool for project teachers - a smaller community within a larger community of global educators
Project Calendar
Calendar link
n/a
See the current timeline for the project
Project wiki

Join and ask to be promoted to admin
Add your school information, homepage, and school seal as soon as site goes live.
Teacher Guide
Digiteen/Digitween Teacher Guide
Openly shared for viewing
To share with others as a reference about the project

Student Tools

Tool
URL
How to Join
How it is used
Edmodo
http://edmodo.com
Join as a Teacher, then invite students to join as Students.
Group:
Handshake and discussion area for all students. Groups made aligned with project topics.
Project Help wiki
http://helps.flatclassroomproject.org/

We will be developing resources for this project here