Award Winning Project in 2006, 2007 and 2008!

The Flat Classroom Project is a global, hands-on working together project for middle and senior high school students. Friedman_Pic_07.jpg
It was founded by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (Qatar Academy, Qatar) in 2006.

The Project uses Web 2.0 tools to make communication and interaction between students and teachers from all participating classrooms easier. The topics studied and discussed are real-world scenarios based on 'The World is Flat' by Thomas Friedman.

The Flat Classroom Project 2006 is featured in the 3rd edition of Friedman's book in Chapter 13, 'If it's not happening it's because you're not doing it', page 501-503.

One of the main goals of the project is to 'flatten' or lower the classroom walls so that instead of each class working isolated and alone, 2 or more classes are joined virtually to become one large classroom. This will be done through the Internet using Web 2.0 tools such as Wikispaces and Ning.

More information about this project can be found:

Educators are invited to join our Flat Classrooms Ning
Contact Flat Classroom Project at
Follow us on Twitter: flatclassroom
An archive of all flat classroom initiated projects can be found on the Flat Classrooms wiki
(See In the News and Project overview and In review wikis as well)

Vicki Davis:
Julie Lindsay:

Flat Classroom project has won the following awards:
FIRST PLACE in the Best Wiki 2006 category of the 2006 Edublog Awards.

Also nominated were APWH Wiki, Classroom Google Earth, David Warlick’s CoLearners Wiki, Schome and Support Blogging. Vicki Davis was also nominated for Best Teacher Blog with her Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Also, one of our esteemed Flat Classroom Project 06 judges, Darren Kuropatwa was nominated for Best Teacher Blog with his A Difference blog.
FIRST PLACE in the SIGTel Online Learning Awards for 2007. Special Interest Group Telelearning is part of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). The SIGTel Online Learning Awards recognise international innovation.
FIRST PLACE in the Taking IT Global collaborative project contest 2007

International Conference Presentation 2007

Vicki and Julie received the SIGTel and Taking IT Global award at ISTE's NECC in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2007. They also presented a 2-hour poster session at NECC.
Pictures from the NECC07 conference.

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Flat Classrooms Presentations and Workshops 2008