PodTech - November 26, 2007
Note: The following is a video interview. You will need Adobe Flash Player - instructions for download and installation are on the link.
TakingITGlobal: Adding Social Change to the Curriculum
This year's recipient of the Microsoft Education Award at The Tech Awards went to TakingITGlobal, an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. With hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month, TakingITGlobal technology provides young people worldwide with an online platform for social change.
TakingITGlobal created a multilingual, advertising-free online community to incubate young leaders and help them learn from each other's ideas. The site guides users to a deeper awareness of social, economic, and environmental issues. And it builds a bridge between learning and action by allowing young people to create their own community project pages, and by fostering mutual understanding across continents and languages.
Nick Yeo and Michael Furdyk were on hand to receive the award at The Tech Museum. They spoke with PodTech for this video podcast.