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TIGed Update 1.3
June 2007
TIGed Updates and Highlights
TIGed Survey

In our continuing efforts to improve TIGed, we would like to hear about your experiences as part of the online community. We appreciate your taking a few minutes to respond to the following survey. You're helping to build a better TIGed.org!

To take the survey for educators, click here.

Please also distribute this link to your students who have used TIGed! We are eager to hear their thoughts.

TIGed Contest

Science and Global Education

From Davina, a teacher candidate and intern at TakingITGlobal:

AYITI Game What is Science & Global Education? We often hear people refer to Science and Global Education as two discrete fields of study. Science is everywhere! Global issues are all around us! As teachers of science, our role is to link the science learned in the classroom to the science of the world. By effectively integrating global issues into our science lessons we are contributing to the development of global citizens who will know how to use inquiry, collaboration, and critical thinking to solve challenges and develop new innovations.

Whether you directly link science research and discoveries made in developing countries to developed countries; connect chemical reactions seen in the lab to technology of the past, present and future; discuss consumerism, funding and politics alongside science research; or expose your students to media literacy and the science found in the local newspaper, the possibilities are endless! A science teacher's primary objective should be to link every lesson with global perspectives.

How do we do that?

TakingITGlobal offers a medium where science educators can share ideas and resources on making their science lessons a global experience. Similar to the nature of science and discovery, we need to collaborate to build a bank of activities and resources.

Contribute your ideas & resources to our Activity Database or simply send it to education@takingitglobal.org. You can also post ideas for collaborative science projects in TIGed's Educator Central.

Join the Science & Global Education group by visiting http://groups.takingitglobal.org/globalscience or send an email to: globalscience-subscribe@groups.takingitglobal.org

Opportunity for US High School Students - deadline coming up!

Asia SocietyThe 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education is a competition that asks high school students to select a problem or challenge that affects their local community as well as a community outside the United States; to create an in-depth written, audio, video, or animated feature that compares and contrasts how these two communities have addressed the issue; and to explain why these approaches reflect the different cultural backgrounds of those involved, and what lessons the different communities could learn from each other. Five winners will be selected and will receive up to $10,000 each as well as an all-expense paid trip to New York City in early November 2007 where they will be recognized at Asia Society's Gala Annual Dinner.

Please visit http://askasia.org/students/gsfprizes.html for the contest question, guidelines, eligibility rules, and online application. Deadline is June 11, 2007.

Survey about Games and Learning

International Society for Technology in Education
Our partners at Global Kids are conducting a survey to learn how educators have used, or plan to use, the game Ayiti: The Cost of Life in the classroom. Please take a moment to share your comments:


Upcoming Events

TIGed is on the move this summer! We hope to see you at one of the following events:

Games for Change, New York City - June 11-12

  • See a demo of our newest game, Orange Revolution

NECC, Atlanta - June 24-27

  • Monday, June 25 at 2 pm, Murphy 2/3: At our spotlight session, we will share the best of student and educator projects on TIG, announce the Take Your Classroom Global! contest winners, and launch TIGed's new Best Practices publication
  • Tuesday, June 26 at 1 pm: TIGed poster sessions featuring student led projects and 1:1 learning
  • Visit our booth (#1854) in the Exhibit Hall

The Laptop Institute, Memphis - July 15-17

  • Get hands-on during our workshop or visit our booth

iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit, Cairo, Egypt - July 20-26

For more information on how to attend, please visit: http://www.takingitglobal.org/tiged/ec/events.html

Wrap Up
If you like what you've read don't keep it all to yourself! Please share this email with colleagues and friends in education, or direct them to our TIGed blog at http://www.tigblog.org/group/tiged.

We'd love to hear from you! If you have questions or feedback, or would like more information about TIGed, please contact us: education@takingitglobal.org. If you do not wish to receive future TIGed updates, please e-mail this address.

Copyright 2007 TakingITGlobal

This newsletter is a subsection of TakingITGlobal's TIGed division, electronically published via email, and compiled from various events and news from within the TIGed network. Questions and/or comments can be sent to education@takingitglobal.org. Please include your full name, age, and your TIG username.