Teacher Administration


Welcome to the K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow 15-1 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 a Flat Connections project 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!

If you need us at any time, just email us!
Project Manager:
Martine Blanchet - mblanchet4@gmail.com

Admin:
Director, Julie Lindsay @julielindsay - julie@flatconnections.com Skype: julielindsay

Timeline

  • Handshake and Kick-off: March 1-15
  • Team Formation and Project Discussions: March 15-April 1
  • Projects to be started by April 1
  • Multimedia Collection and Sharing: April 1-15
  • Product Development and Co-Creation: April 15-30
  • Celebration, Summits and Reflections: May 1-15

Essential Project Links

Tools for Teachers
Tool
URL
How to Join
How it is Used
Fuzebox
http://fuzebox.com
Our meeting room:
https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/06881587/27922922
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
K-2 Google Group
Use this email to post to the groups (questions, resources etc)
You will have been added to this group with the email you registered to the project with. Let the PM know if you wish to use another email
For regular communication between Project Manager and teachers in the project.
Make sure during the project email is set to 'ALL' so you do not miss anything.
Teacher Network
Flat Connections Ning:
http://flatconnections.net
Group
http://flatconnections.net/group/k-2-building-bridges-15-1
Request to join Ning, then join the GROUP for the AWL project you are in
Communication tool for project teachers - a smaller community within a larger community of global educators
K-2 Flat Connections Blog
http://k-2buildingbridges.blogspot.com/
You will be invited to this and asked to contribute
For reflection and sharing project as well as individual classroom activities
Project Calendar
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=qcmhvru1aumrmmmadp3v0emb94%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Australia/Sydney
n/a
See the current timeline for the project
Project wiki
http://k-2buildingbridges15-1.wikispaces.com
Join and ask to be promoted to admin
Contribute to Handshake and Group pages and View from our Window and others as the project develops
Teacher Guide
http://tinyurl.com/k2flatconnect
Openly shared for viewing
To share with others as a reference about the project
Project Help Wiki
http://helps.flatclassroomproject.org/
This wiki is out of date and will be overhauled - but you may find some useful help there