Listen to Steve Hargadon interview Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis April 23, 2012,     about their book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time. The book presents a seven-step approach to transforming teaching using current pedagogies, technology tools, and global collaboration to create standards-aligned, technology rich, cross-cultural learning experiences that enhance 21st century student engagement. 

Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay are co-founders of the internationally recognized Flat Classroom® projects, Vicki has helped link thousands of students around the world in powerful 21st-century learning communities where multimedia, collaborative writing, and collaborative research are every day habits.  They have been featured in Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat (v 3), Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, Curt Bonk’s The World is Open and many more.

Vicki "Cool Cat Teacher" Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT director and author of the popular, award-winning Cool Cat Teacher blog ( with more than 30,000 subscribers and over 22K Twitter followers and past winner of the EDublog award for Best Teacher Blog. She’s received numerous awards for her work in virtual worlds, wikis, social networks, and classroom practices. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery S.T.A.R. educator, Adobe Education leader, and has written for many periodicals and online spaces including Edutopia, ISTE, and Educause. Her mission is to inspire teachers to excellence undergirded by her belief that teaching is a noble calling. View her bio at

Julie Lindsay is an international educator, having worked as a teacher and administrator in six different countries and has higher degrees in both music and educational technology leadership. She is currently E-Learning Coordinator and Middle Years Programme Coordinator at an International Baccalaureate school in Beijing, China. She is a prolific presenter and workshop leader in using technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum, including in the UK, Europe, Asia the Middle East, USA and Australia. Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Ambassador and was recently elected to the ISTE Board of Directors as the International Representative. She is an early adopter of emerging technologies and has written for various magazines, including as an ICT specialist for ISTE’s ‘Learning and Leading with Technology’. Julie is inspired by curriculum development that successfully includes global collaboration through technology infusion. View her bio at

Join Kate Gatto, Education Program Manager at Taking IT Global, and Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher) and Julie Lindsay, co-founders of Flat Classroom for a mega-meetup to get connected globally!

This will not be a lecture! This will be a chance to connect with other educators with a view to building relationships and creating opportunities for connected and collaborative learning throughout the year.

Make meaningful connections with other educators, but more importantly meet other educators find colleagues who want to connect!

Event takes place Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 00:00:00GMT OR click here for the time where you are.


Flat Classroom™  Projects
Applications Opening July 1 for projects starting in September 2012!Follow the links below to find out about each of the projects including suitability for your students and school. Make sure you read the 'New Teacher Guide' for each project and download the Subscription information. When you are ready select APPLY NOW! and send in your details. This will reserve you a place in the project. Confirmation will be sent via email from Flat Classroom organizers. We look forward to welcoming you back/to our projects.
'When you go flat you never go back!'

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The next cohort will start in August 2012.