Flat Classroom Checklist
Adapted, edited and reprinted with the permission of the author: Mrs. Vicki Davis

This is a checklist NOT a how to – how-to instructions are on our help wiki – http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com

Part 1 – Getting Started (25 Points)

Join the 2 wikis, the ning, the AAHS FCP-12-2 group and the FCP 12-2 Project Group on the ning as outlined on The Mr M Blog.
Find your team members on the Team Grid A or Team Grid B. Find ways to connect with them on the ning and elsewhere.
Find out more about your topic from the wiki home page.
Post an audio or video 'hello' (handshake) for your partners and other FCP participants on your ning. (10 points)
Link from the team section to your Ning profile. (5 Points)
Meet your student leaders by responding to the EA link and introduce yourself. The EA link is on the discussion tab of your wiki. (5 Points)
Leave a message on the wiki discussion tab for your partners about what you’ve done today and any comments on things you think your group should consider.

Part 2 – Connecting and Getting Started (25 Points)

Begin editing YOUR SECTION of the page, particularly the introduction. You will have an effective edit when you have at least 100 words. (10 Points)

No need to wait for others to begin - jump in and start editing.
Leave a comment on the wiki about what you’ve done. (5 Points)
Post reactions to the Keynote Video to the Ning video page. (5 Points) (NOTE: Not yet posted!)


Part 3 – Set up your personal Learning Network (PLN)

We have talked about iGoogle , Netvibes, MyYahoo, & Google Reader as ways follow RSS feeds. Begin using your choice so you can track everything happening on your project.
Add Wiki edits for your main wiki page
Add discussions for your main wiki page to your reader
Add All Group member’s blogs to your reader.
Add Mr. Roberson’s Ning blog to your reader.
Add the Google Calendar for flat classroom to your Google Calendar – http://calendar.google.com
Add a Google News Search on your topic to your igoogle page and/or reader.
Put a hyperlink widget with links to the Ning (http://ning.flatclassroomproject.com) , Wiki (http://wiki.flatclassroomproject.com) , and help wiki (http://help.flatclassroomproject.com).

Part 4 – Wiki Editing Phase

Start Your Day Like This:

Then, move to the wiki editing, look at the wiki grading rubric and make sure that you’ve met the requirements.
The last 5-10 minutes of class should be spent like this:

Note: I will be using the rubrics located here: http://fcp11-3.flatclassroomproject.org/Rubrics to evaluate your work.
Leave a message on the wiki page about what you did that day and what needs to be done next. Ask yourself these questions:
_ Are there any places on the wiki that are weak?
_ Are there any places that need more hyperlinks?
_ Do quotations need references?
_ Is the wiki graphically appealing?
_ Is everything on the wiki understandable to an “average” person?
_ Is everyone contributing? Are there any issues that need to be discussed?
_ What needs to happen next?
_ Did you turn up anything new in your research that should become part of what you’re discussing?
These are the things you may want to include in your comments and notes about the work for the day.

As the wiki editing phase is wrapping up:

Delete instructions, but when you do, put in the comment that you deleted the instructions, so you can go back and see those. You may choose to leave some instructions in and hyperlinks for how to do things.

Part 5 – Digital Movie Phase (50 Points)

Watch at least 2-3 movies from the Flat Classroom Project Hall of Fame - http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com/Video+Hall+of+Fame
Brainstorm ideas for your movie topic by yourself and with your team.
Draft a Script for your movie. (See http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com/ for help on your video and for procedures)
Draft your storyboard for your film.
Post your outsourced movie request (http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com/Outsourced+Video) - be as specific as possible – share the script and storyboard if possible.
Sign up to do the movie for another person.
Create the outsourced movie that you created for another person and post it on the Ning (http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com/Outsourced+Video)
Retrieve your outsourced movie from another person.
Create your movie and post (http://projecthelp.wikispaces.com/Video+Specifications)

Part 6 – Post Project Reflection (40 Points)

Blog your post project reflection according to the guidelines from Mr McLaughlin. (posted on the Mr M Blog)