Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, has infused many educational blogging conversations. We are all connected as the result of a communications revolution that results from the ubiquity of the Internet.
But, what about our classrooms? Have our classrooms achieved "flatdom," (creating connections between teacher, student and parent through the technology revolution that pervades every other aspect of our lives?)
How flat is your classroom?
Do you post your homework or in-class assignments online so that everyone has access to them no matter where they are?
Have you explored the capabilities of tools such as Springdoo or YackPack which help to easily create retrievable, audio connections?
Do you use blogging, podcasting or wiki tools so that students can create and retrieve content anywhere?
Do you use your class blog to keep your parents informed of classroom events and activities?
Have you taught your students to use Google Docs whenever they are involved in group projects or group collaborations?
In other words, have you created a flat classroom environment? There is no better time than now...