Friday, November 19, 2010


A strand of communication initiated to provide a platform for the Oakridge family to share campus insights and success stories with our parents and the global community. This blog has been initiated for an interactive dissemination of information and a stronger communion. Being cognizant of the fact that technological enhancement is the way of the world, we open up the bounds for all to be a part of this novel process of communication. This initiative would emerge as a platform for instantaneous correspondence for the Oakridge family where the connection within would be rapid.
One of the dimensions of Technology aided teaching is the breakdown of the barrier of distance. It can help bring students from across the world together and be part of a collaborative learning journey. THE FLAT CLASSROOM, a global digital space project is an exciting way to develop authentic and meaningful learning opportunities for young children. The project was co-founded in 2006 by the faculty of some schools in America and China. Since then a series of projects have been implemented that have joined over 3000 students and educators from more than 25 countries in virtual and facetoface opportunities that have enhanced cultural understanding, formed lasting friendships and shaped the future of education to change the world as we know it today. The students of Grade V of our school registered with the Flat Classroom and connected with students in a school in Argentina. They used voice threads to explore the concept of ‘Heroes’ in different cultures and contexts. Their own favourite heroes and why they chose them. The children are learning to appreciate different points of view and add new dimensions to their units of inquiry. It’s a breakthrough concept and we plan to take it to greater heights.
I welcome this opportunity to make connections and having ignited the spark, encourage all members of the Oakridge Community to keep the flame burning.
 On that note, I close my first blog and extend my heartfelt greetings of the season to one and all.

One Response so far.

  1. Design very good, good startup.... All the best.....

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