Valley High School Digi-Tools students have been participating in The Flat Classroom Project. The Flat Classroom Project is a global collaboration project based on Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, that joined students together from around the globe. Students used a variety of Web 2.0 tools to communicate, research, evaluate, and create. Other schools that participated in our project were from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Ohio, California, Colorado, Canada, Mexico, India, and Australia.
The purpose of the project is for students to experience the flattening of walls within the classroom. U.S. businesses no longer work in isolation, but rely on global partners just as our students experienced during this project. Students researched ideas discussed within Friedman’s book, collaboratively wrote a summary on a wiki page, and created a video that included an outsourced segment from a student in another classroom.
In true Digi-Tools fashion, the culmination of this project will take place online. Please join us on Monday, May 13 from 10:00 am -10:45 am for our online Student Summit. You will be able to watch students present online by clicking on the link below. Each student will share in one minute or less their experience of working through this project. Simply click on the link below, enter your name & log in.
The Digi-Tools class is taught by Sarah Bird, business education teacher at Valley High School. Her class has participated in the Flat Classroom Project in previous years. To see their information/products from prior years, please visit: Digi-Tools/Flat Classroom Video from 2011 and Valley High School Student Summit from 2011.