So excited about HSBC bank signing as the major sponsor of the Flat Classroom conference - major kudos to Julie Lindsay and Qatar Academy!!
It makes me exceptionally proud to see the STUDENTS in this picture as this conference is about reengineering the place of students in educational conferences and making them the part of the future of education.
If you want to attend, sign up now, as the spaces will be limited!
Got a link to this wiki from Estie Cuellar, amazing teacher who has joined in Flat Classroom this year. She says:
"I would like to share something with you guys. I teach a Sports Marketing Class. I’m always looking for new and fun ways to reach the kids. Yesterday, I started my class on a comprehensive project that I’m calling, “Rock On.” The goal of the project is for the students teams (all of my classes work in teams) to synthesize what they’ve learned in class so far (they’ve learned the marketing mix, target marketing, positioning, segmenting, and the 7-key functions of marketing) and plan a 20 city tour for their band. I found the project from a “Best Practices” book that Jeff McCauley of The Marketing Teacher compiled from marketing teachers and sent out as a PDF a couple of years ago. I have modified the original project to utilize Web2.0 technologies."
Interesting article w/ new term "hacktivists" -- politically motivated hackers. That is a new term.
Twitter is written up in this report as being used by extremist groups of all kinds "socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others...."
Why not just say everyone uses twitter? (Well, everyone DOESN"T use twitter but it can mobilize a lot of people in a pretty short time.)
K12 online keynote about kicking it up a notch. This video stars some of Julie's and my friends around the world - Clarence Fisher, Kim Cofino, John Turner, Chrissy Hellyer, Eric Marcos, Ernie Easter... and more.
We had fun making it!! (As you'll see w/ the suprise near the end.)