How to Sign-Up as Expert Advisor


Flat Classroom Project
Becoming an Expert/Advisor and Judge

Join the Major Flat Classroom Project Wiki
Join the FCP13-2 Flat Classroom Project
Join the FCP13-2 Flat Classroom Project Ning
Sign-up to Be an Expert-Advisor
Begin Your Expert Advising


Thanks for your consideration for becoming an Expert/Advisor and Judge with the Flat Classroom Project. This means that you will be reviewing the written work that students are doing and provide feedback through the discussion groups on their wiki pages.

You will be working in the Flat Classroom Project 13-2. Please note this title because some of the videos may be from last year and they are talking about earlier projects.


Join the Major Flat Classroom Project Wiki

  1. Begin by going to the FCP13-2 Flat Classroom Project wiki. This is the wiki where you will be working.
  2. Click on "Join" in the upper right corner of the page. This will redirect you to the main Flat Classroom Project wikispace. Submit your request to join by typing a username, password and your email.
You should be approved within the following 24 hours.


Join the FCP13-2 Flat Classroom Project

  1. Once you have been approved to the major wiki, you will need to join THIS FCP13-2 wiki.
  2. Look for the join link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This will enable you to specifically join the FCP13-2 wiki.
  3. A Comment Screen should appear. Explain that you are an Expert/Advisor and you would like to join the project.
You should be approved within the following 24 hours.
NOTE: To fast-track joining the wiki email
ytcaples@gmail.com and ask to be invited.

Join the FCP13-2 Flat Classroom Project Ning

  1. First, you will have to go to the website and join the Ning. Here is a video that will tell you how to do that: NOTE: This is from last year, but the process is the same. Flat Classroom Intro and Joining the Ning
  2. Create your profile on your My Page.
  3. Once you have joined the Ning, familiarize yourself with it and add information to your profile. You will also want to add a comment to the posting on my blog there. Here is a video that explains that as well: NOTE: This is from last year, but the process is the same. Familiarizing Yourself with the FCP Ning


Sign-up to Be an Expert-Advisor

Once you have joined all of the wikis and the ning, you will have to sign-up to be an Expert Advisor and select the area (flattener) where you wish to work.
  1. Return to the Flat Classroom Project 13-2 wiki.
  2. Scroll down the green column on the left until you find Expert Advisors. This is where you will sign-up for your position.
  3. Click on Expert Advisors to go to that page.
  4. CAREFULLY READ the page on what it takes to be an Expert Advisor.
  5. Complete the Application Formand submit it.
Now scroll down further to the flatteners down below. You will see a list of 11 flatteners from the World is Flat book.
  1. Read through them and select the one that you would like to assist. It's OK to have 2 advisors for a single flattener.
  2. Click the Edit button in the upper right corner.
  3. Put your name after the Expert Advisor prompt where it says "Insert your name and a link to your Ning page."
Here is a video that describes the process. NOTE: This is from last year, but the process is the same. Signing Up for Expert Advisor video


Begin Your Expert Advising

Now that you have signed up for the wiki and the ning and identified where you would like to assist, you are ready to get explore.

  1. Click the title of the flattener you just selected. You will move to that flattener's specific wiki page.
  2. Click on Team A. That will take you to another page specific to our team.
  3. Explore this page and become familiar with the topics the students will be asked to research.
  4. Click on the three tabs at the top of the page. Explore these pages.
  5. In the Notify Me tab, you can set settings that will notify you every time a student or teacher makes a change on this page. It is your decision as to how you would like to be notified.