International Judges

Reflection interview with the four judges at the conclusion of the project

For more information about the schools and the judges go to the fun Flickr page

(see Awards page)

We are very honoured to have four distinguished international judges reviewing the Flat Classroom Project 2006 wiki pages and projects.

In alphabetical order of country of residence:


Jo McLeay
Jo McLeay is currently Faculty Head of English at Mater Christi College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She has been teaching since 1978 and is proud of the fact that she is a life-long learner. She has been using blogs and wikis with classes for two years and has held a number of formal and informal workshops for teachers wishing to use Web 2.0 tools in their classrooms. Currently writing her thesis on the teaching of literature to adolescents Jo hopes to get her life back at the end of 2008 when the thesis is due for completion. Jo's professional blog is called The Open Classroom


Darren Kuropatwa
Darren Kuropatwa is currently Department Head of Mathematics at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is known internationally for his ability to weave the use of online social tools meaningfully and concretely into his pedagogical practice and for "child safe" blogging practices. He has more than 20 years experience in both formal and informal education and 13 years experience in team building and leadership training. Darren has been facilitating workshops for educators in groups of 4 to 300 for the last 10 years.
Darren's professional blog is called A Difference.


Jeff Utecht
K-12 Technology Specialist, Shanghai American School, China
Blog: The Thinking Stick

United Kingdom

Terry Freedman
Terry Freedman has over thirty years’ experience in education. Specialising in information and communication technology (ICT), he has taught in inner city schools, been Head of Department, worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (a UK governmental organisation) and held a 3rd tier officer post – Head of E-Education – in a London Local Education Authority. He was also an Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) inspector for ICT and Business Education, has worked with the private sector on devising ICT courses and bidding for funds, and is an established writer in the field of ICT in education with several books and around 1500 articles published. He is currently Chair of Naace, the subject association for ICT, and an independent ICT consultant.
Terry originated and edited the highly-acclaimed “Coming of Age: An Introduction to the NEW Worldwide Web” and is in the process of producing the much larger second edition.
Terry’s main website and blog is , and he also maintains two other blogs: My Writes and Terry’s Pix as well as a Flickr photo page.