As TIG's vibrant global community has evolved, educators inspired by its young members have sought to integrate its resources and focus on action-based learning into their teaching. This was made easier beginning in 2006, with the launch of the TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) program. TIGed provides rich, interactive global learning experiences by allowing educators to leverage the resources of the world's most popular online community for youth who want to make a difference - TakingITGlobal.org - in ways that meet the needs of their learning environments.What TIGed offers
Recognizing both the power and the danger inherent in social and collaborative uses of online technology, TIGed offers teachers the ability to create and manage private virtual classrooms, through which students can take advantage of the benefits of web 2.0 tools without sacrificing security. Teachers choose which tools to integrate into their online classrooms, based on what is most appropriate for their students and projects. Available tools include: blogs, podcasts, maps, digital image galleries, discussion boards, live video chat, online file space, and more.Thought Leadership
In addition, TakingITGlobal has been invited to share insights, best practices and spark innovation in the classroom and a number of the world's most important educational technology conferences, including the National Educational Computing Conference, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Slovakia and across North America.
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