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How are you planning to use Google Wave?

000162A few weeks ago I received the infamous invite to from Google to use Google wave. I excitedly activated my Google Wave account and began searching for Waves to join, read and participate. I sent out the eight invites that I was allocated and started to add contacts and read the Waves people had added me to. Google Waves takes some getting used to but once more people begin using Google Wave I think Skype may become obsolete for instant messaging.

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One fantastic feature is the way Google Wave translates the messages in the Wave in real time. This video is a great demonstration of this feature. This would be an awesome to immerse students in conversation in different languages to collaborate with other students and classrooms around the world. This is definitely a way to ‘flatten classrooms’ and bring the world into the hands of your students.

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I am fascinated by what I have seen in the various Waves I have been added so please continue to add me to the conversations (kcaise@googlewave.com)! I noticed that I received another 12 invites so if you would like to receive one of the 12 Google Wave invites post a comment about how you would like to use Google Wave with your students or staff. If I receive more than 12 requests, I will create a survey and people can vote on the best suggestions. So, how are you going to use Google Wave?

Invitation to Join the Eracism Project – A Flat Classroom Project

Eracism Project: A Flat Classroom (tm) Project

Eracism Project: A Flat Classroom (™) Project

I just received this email from Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis and wanted to share this invitation to join the new ‘Eracism Project‘ that the Flat Classroom™ Project will soon start. Information about the project and website to apply to join the project follows below.

Apologies for cross-postings but I need to get this information circulated globally and would appreciate any help you can give to get the message to different people and countries. I am still in the process of winding up a few things to do with the inspiring Flat Classroom™ Workshop Kim Cofino and I ran in Hong Kong recently, however this email is for another purpose.

Flat Classroom Projects ™ are very excited to be launching a NEW project for Middle School (Grade 7/8 levels are perfect) called ERACISM. You are invited to APPLY to be part of this pilot project starting VERY SOON. We need schools from around the world to submit teams to make this conversation and debate real!

More details about Eracism can be found on the website at http://www.eracismproject.org/index.html.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please circulate this within your schools and beyond. We need to start this project VERY SOON! This could be run within a language arts/ humanities class (or other!) or as an extra curricular activity with a group such as the student council team as an extra opportunity to interact globally to enhance understanding.

If you are interested in having your middle school students participate in this global debate collaboration project please respond quickly as the project is scheduled to begin shortly.