Flat Classroom Project 2013-2 Awards

The following awards will be delivered at the -

Flat Classroom Project 2013-2 Awards Ceremony

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Awards Slideshow

Multimedia Meta-Awards

These go to the best multimedia works overall from the 11 topic winners in each group.

About our Meta-judge:

Anne Mirtschin Teacher, Global Educator, Connected Learner

Anne Mirtschin is an award winning teacher from Victoria, Australia whose most recent major awards are ICT in Education Victoria Educator of the Year and Australian Computer Educator of the Year 2012. Anne has been nominated for the 2013 Edublogs awards Lifetime achievement. She is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology in the classroom, eLearning and loves collaborating, teaching and learning online.

She teaches ICT from grade 3 through to year 12 at Hawkesdale P12 College, a small rural prep to year 12 school. She is host of Tech Talk Tuesdays, a weekly online webinar, is a web conference coach for Digital Learning, Victorian Education Department, an Australasian Co-ordinator for the Global Education Conference, an active member of the Flat Connections Projects and is a lead teacher for the Global Classroom projects. A recent and exciting challenge was as co-organiser of the virtual participants for the 2013 Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan. She has presented locally, nationally and globally. Find her on Twitter - @murcha

Final comments from Anne Mirtschin:
It was a real pleasure to watch the category award winning videos . There was a wonderful variety of innovative outcomes. It is great to be able to see technology through the eyes of students after they have researched it and on a global scale. There were videos that nearly brought tears, videos that made me laugh and other videos that had wonderful learning opportunities. Some very deserving videos did not make it through to the overall winners stage as music sources, images and video clips were not cited. It is important that this is done as copyright issues may arise. It is also important to acknowledge the students who provided the outscourced clips. Congratulations to all the winners and to all who participated in this exciting project.

Design and Technical Quality:

The videos were well planned and thought out with few technical glitches. There was variety in presentation, transitions, mixes of mulit-media and a number of tools were used to publish the final outcomes. Some videos featured music mixes to great effect and sound effects often added to the engagement of the audience.

Synthesis and Construction of Ideas:
It was great to see the creativity and innovation in the finalist videos. There were a variety of themes from stories to first person narratives through to innovation and prediction. Some great quotes were mentioned to enforce the themes. The evidence of collaboration is always extra special as this is a highlight and evidence of being involved in Flat Classroom Projects. However, it is always important to credit this. Content was well edited, organized and presented. Again it is always essential to ensure that featured work is royalty or copyright free and that urls are provided to credit the sources of music, images and video clips.

First Place

#2 World Wide Web (WWW)
2.F.2 Importance of WWW by KateM_AAHS

Title of video: Importance of WWW

Equal Second Place

#10 Virtual Communication (VCom)
10.B.4 Virtual Communication Innovation: Creating Tangible Data by ZacharyD_SVHSv
Video Title: Virtual Communication Innovation: Creating Tangible Data

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#3Work Flow Software
3.B.1 "Innovations to a World Flattener: The Cloud" by KyleB_SVHS, USA
Title of Video: Innovations to a World Flattener: The Cloud

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Third Place

#5 Web 2.0 (W20)
5.D.1 Web 2.0 in Government, Politics, and Employment by JackieF_AAHS
Video Title: Web 2.0 in Government, Politics and Employment

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Honourable Mentions

#8 PLEs and Social Networking (PLE&SN)
8.A.2 FCP Project by LuLu Liu DMCI
Title of video: FCP Project

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#1 Connecting the World Online (CWO)
1.E.4 Connecting the World Online - Silver Lining by MeaghanH_SHS
Video Title: Connecting the World Online - Silver Lining

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Multimedia Awards

These awards go to the best multimedia works. Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the Horizon Project. A winner, runner up, third place and honorable mention (if appropriate) has been awarded in each of the 13 major topics.
See Rubrics (hyperlink to Rubrics wiki for current project) for details about Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality and Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas

These awards were given by our expert panel of judges (hyperlink to Judges wiki for current project)

#1 Connecting the World Online (CWO)

First: 1.E.4 Connecting the World Online - Silver Lining by MeaghanH_SHS
Second: 1.B.2 All Online: CWO Innovation, Invention, and Prediction by JakeH_SVHS USA
Third: 1.E.2 Connecting the World Online-Group Stories: Mercy Ships by Stevenn-BMHS-89

#2 World Wide Web (WWW)

First: 2.F.2 Importance of WWW by KateM_AAHS
Second: 2.D.1 World Wide Web First Person Narrative by SarahK_AAHS USA
Third: 2.A.3 World Wide Web VictoriaK_DES
HM: 2.C.4 Blake Mycoskie and the Story of TOMS by MeeraH_AAHS

#3 Workflow Software (WFS)

First: 3.B.1 "Innovations to a World Flattener: The Cloud" by KyleB_SVHS, USA
Second: 3.A.2 What is Workflow Software? by EmilyM_AAHS, USA
Third: 3.E.1 How Workflow Software and the Internet Affects Group Stories by AngelaK_SVHS, USA
HM: 3.A.1 Final FCP video- Workflow Software Overview by Gucci D, DMCI,

#4 Uploading: The Changing Shape of Information (CSI)

First: 4.A.2 The Changing Shape of Information: The Story by NicoleS_AAHS
Second: 4.C.3 The AIL and the Changing the Shape of Information by SarahM_SVHS
Third: 4.D.1 The Girl Obsessed With Uploading By: Sarah Kuhrt
HM: 4.F.1 How We Live By: LindseyS-mhjh-10

#5 Web 2.0 (W20)

First: 5.D.1 Web 2.0 in Government, Politics, and Employment by JackieF_AAHS
Second: 5.F.1 "Video Games... How We Play" DanielleP_SVHS, USA
Third: 5.C.1 Social Entrepreneurship with Web 2.0 by OwenC_AAHS
HM: 5.E.1 Symphony Web 2.0 by; Jana Filo and 5.F.2 Web 2.0: How We Live (Play) Alexw-bmhs-mod67

#6 Globalisation and Outsourcing (G&O)

First: 6.A.3 Globalization and Outsourcing by MorganB_SVHS
Second: 6.B.1 Outsourcing: A Dynamic Force With Deep Roots by KennethH_SVHS and 6.D.1Acting with Empathy in Bangalore: first person narrative and outsourcing by LaraT_SVHS
Third: 6.F.1 "Globalization and Play, On the Correlation Between." AnnikaS_SVHS

#7 Google (GGL)

First: 7.B.2 Google and the World by DanielleL-MHJH-10
Second: 7.A.2 Google: The Story by JacobK-MHJH-10
Third: 7.E.1 Google+ Hangouts: Bringing America Together by QarinaR-BMHS-89
HM: 7.E.3 Google and The Malala Fund by KalpanaG_DES

#8 PLEs and Social Networking (PLE&SN)

First: 8.A.2 FCP Project by LuLu Liu DMCI
Second: 8.C.2 The Effects Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Social Networking Have On Education by HoustonT_DMCI_2013-2
Third: 8.A.3 PLEs and Social Networking RobertL MHJH

#9 Mobile and Ubiquitous (M&U)

First: 9.C.2 Social Entrepreneurship Video by: ValerieK-bmhs-67
Second: 9.C.1 Aviva Outsource Video by: JennyR-mhjh-10
Third: 9.F.1 Geocaching, The Hunt by: TaylorW_SVHS
HM: 9.E.3Group 9E Final Video by AriannaM

#10 Virtual Communication (VCom)

First: 10.B.4 Virtual Communication Innovation: Creating Tangible Data by ZacharyD_SVHS
Second: 10.D.2 "Virtual Communication: A Story DavidT-BHMS
Third: 10.B.2 Steven Wang DMCI FCP 13-2 Video Virtual Communication - Current Events by:StevenW DMCI 13-2 and
10.D.1 "The Story of Skype: Virtual Communication, Empathy" by AdamP_SVHS
HM: 10.A.1 Where is the Boundry? by: Lindseym-bmhs-67

#11 Wireless Connectivity (WCon)

First: 11.A.2 "Wireless Connectivity in the years" By:HayleeF_SVHS For better quality go to YouTube
Second: 11.E.1 The Dizzy Feet Foundation by marissaa_MHJH_10 and 11.C.2 ITCANWAIT by: emilyl-bmhs-45
Third: 11.E.4 Group Think by NicS_AAHS

Participating Classrooms

This is the list of schools participating in the final awards for completion of the project.
School Tag
School Name
Berea Mid-Park HS
Sheri Williams, Toni Knotek
Middleburg Heights Junior HS
Amy Jambor, Sheri Williams
Saucon Valley HS
Jessica Friday
Franklin Regional Senior HS
Roger Crider, Matt Green
Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Bruce Forsyth
Dwight-Englewood School
James Aitken
Granville College of TAFE
Alan Allison
Seneca HS
Cordelia Chandler
Academy of Allied Health and Science
Brian McLaughlin