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  • TakingITGlobal sits at the intersection of these 3 global trends. The idea is simple: Harness technology to help youth interested in global issues connect and collaborate to change the world.
  • TIG video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dezQPPtMppQ&feature=fvst - Social Network for Social Good - TIG was founded before Facebook, MySpace, etc. and was a pioneer in online communities. pathway to action and learning that progresses our users into active engagement and citizenship Screen shot of homepage Mission: to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.
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  • TIG Impact Survey 2010 of TIG members
  • “ If you want to succeed – Double your failure rate” – Thomas Watson, founder of IBM
  • The TIGed site ( www.tiged.org ) offers a community of over 4,000 globally minded educators in over 120 countries worldwide, a growing database of global education resources, a safe and customizable online learning platform designed to support international collaboration, and professional development e-courses related to global education and project-based learning. Now we will take you through some of the elements of TIGed in the Community, Resources, My Classes and Support sections, as we did with the elements of the main TIG site. New screenshot for PD homepage Go to TIGed video now
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  • 1. Take Your Classroom Global! PGL12 June 29, 2012Kate Gatto & Sara Hassan
  • 2. Introduce Yourself!• Where are you from?• What is your role in education?• Why did you decide to attend PGL12? This workshop?
  • 3. Agenda• What is TakingITGlobal (TIG)?• tigweb.org site tools exploration• What is TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)?• tiged.org site tools exploration• Virtual classroom platform• TIGed Programs• Student Outcomes
  • 4. TODAY’S STUDENTS WILL … … “sell to the world; buy from the world; work for international companies; manage employees fromother cultures and countries; collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures; compete with people on the other side of the world for jobs and markets; and tackle global problems such as AIDS, avian flu, pollution, and disaster recovery.”(Vivien Stewart, “Becoming Citizens of the World,” Educational Leadership)
  • 5. Today’s students need to be prepared to COMPETE in a global knowledge-basedeconomy AND COOPERATE across borders to address global issues. … Both of which require the effective use of technology.
  • 6. Technology enabledyouth empoweredto be global citizens.
  • 7. Social Network for Social Good www.tigweb.org
  • 8. Young people everywhere are actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable worldInspire, inform, involve
  • 9. TakingITGlobal attracted5,154,048 visitors in 2011
  • 10. Crowdsourced Translation into 13 languagesArabic, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish
  • 11. Community Action Tools Resources Youth Media Global Issues RegionsInformal Learning Communitywww.tigweb.org
  • 13. The Impact
  • 14. 89% increased cultural awareness
  • 15. 82% talk more about local/global issues
  • 16. 66% increased their volunteer activity
  • 17. Food for thought… “Children know more about what’s going on in the world today than their teachers […]. They’re immersed in a media environment […] that was unheard of 150 years ago, and yet if you look at school today versus 100 years ago, they are more similar than dissimilar.” (Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • 18. “ Todays education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn. ” (The Partnership for 21st Century Skills)
  • 19. TIGed: Bridging Formal & Informal Learning
  • 20. TIGed’s Program PillarsStudent Global EnvironmentalVoice Citizenship Stewardship
  • 21. www.deforestaction.org
  • 22. WhyTIGed Students and teachers plug into the world’s largest multilingual community of global leaders, which they can engage with while using TIGed and after. Student impacts: Connected, Technologically savvy, Informed Globally minded, Inspired, Empowered
  • 23. Educators can help to make this happen! THANK YOU! education@takingitglobal.org www.tiged.org Twitter: @TIGed