Do you work with schools globally? Or want to?
The idea for this webcast came when a teacher new to our work together contacted us saying that she was thinking of having her students get involved with both Youth Voices and Taking it Global (TIG). This teacher, Melissa Lynn Pomerantz, a 10 grade English teacher from St. Louis joined us on the show.
To learn more about TIGed we invited:
- Katherine Walraven; http://profiles.tigweb.org/kagawa – TIG’s Education Program Manager,
We also invited a teacher and a tech integrator who use TIGed:
- Mali Bickley; http://profiles.tigweb.org/mbickley
- Suzie Vesper; http://profiles.tigweb.org/suzievesper
Listen to this podcast if you would also like to learn more about Taking It Global. Perhaps like us, you will want to learn how we can broaden our — and our students — horizons beyond these United States.
Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.
20:48:58 SusanEttenheim: Hi Katherine welcome to the chat room!
20:49:13 Katherine: Hi there!
20:51:13 suzievesper: Hi there!
20:56:11 suzievesper: Hi Chris!
20:56:18 Katherine: Hi there Chris 🙂
20:56:27 Chris: hello all
20:56:53 suzievesper: Where are you coming in from?
20:57:09 SusanEttenheim: hi chris!
20:57:14 SusanEttenheim: can you hear?
20:57:35 Katherine: Link to the TakingITGlobal site: http://www.tigweb.org/
20:57:55 Chris: now I can
20:57:56 SusanEttenheim: hi all we should be broadcasting now – how is our sound?
20:57:56 Chris: brb
20:58:06 SusanEttenheim: that is for those not on the skype call 🙂
20:58:09 SusanEttenheim: thanks chris
20:58:56 Katherine: Hi Melissa 🙂
20:59:38 SusanEttenheim: hi peggy welcome!
20:59:40 suzievesper: Hello Peggy G!
20:59:50 Katherine: Hello Peggy 🙂
21:00:01 PeggyG: Hi everyone! Great cast of sharers tonight!
21:00:03 mali: [b][/b]http://collab.tiged.ogr/cf1
21:00:21 PeggyG: I’m a huge fan of Suzie!!
21:00:24 suzievesper: Is that the Peggy of Voicethread fame?
21:00:34 PeggyG: Yup 🙂
21:00:50 PeggyG: I use your site at least once a week Suzie!!
21:01:09 PeggyG: and stop people on the street to tell them about it 🙂
21:01:24 suzievesper: 🙂 Getting a red face now!
21:01:29 PeggyG: the power of social networking!!!
21:02:18 PeggyG: Steve Dembo was highlighting Taking It Global just this afternoon on his webinar! It was great!
21:02:36 SusanEttenheim: wow Peggy what a coincidence!
21:02:50 PeggyG: Yes!
21:02:52 SusanEttenheim: Steve always has interesting things going on!
21:03:05 SusanEttenheim: we should twitter him and invite him to join us!
21:03:25 PeggyG: think he said he had another presentation following ours. Would be fun though!
21:03:37 SusanEttenheim: oh yikes!
21:04:14 Katherine: http://www.tigweb.org/
21:04:18 SusanEttenheim: Hi Maureen welcome!
21:04:25 SusanEttenheim: hi lorna!
21:04:34 Maureen/bcdtech: Hi Susan and everyone
21:04:38 Lorna: Hi everyone
21:04:43 Katherine: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/
21:04:47 SusanEttenheim: http://www.tigweb.org/
21:04:59 SusanEttenheim: Welcome to our guests from Taking it Global!
21:05:14 Chris: @suzievesper Sorry to miss your question — I’m in Philadelphia. I work with the National Writing Project.
21:06:23 SusanEttenheim: how is our sound everyone?
21:06:39 PeggyG: what great connections–tiged and youthvoices 🙂
21:06:42 Maureen/bcdtech: sound is fine
21:06:49 SusanEttenheim: thanks Maureen
21:06:50 PeggyG: sound is perfect for me
21:06:56 SusanEttenheim: thanks Peggy
21:08:01 PeggyG: Yes–I heard that they were planning to change the name of NECC next year to ISTE Conference. 🙂
21:08:29 SusanEttenheim: hi ece1 welcome!
21:08:36 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:09:18 SusanEttenheim: hi tracey welcome!
21:09:23 ece1: I am a facilitator for Canterbury/Nelson on the Early Childhood ECE project
21:09:26 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:09:49 ece1: sorry – Early Childhood ICT project
21:09:50 PeggyG: There are so many fantastic topics and examples of student work on TIG!
21:09:58 suzievesper: That is Canterbury – New Zealand. Welcome 🙂
21:10:06 SusanEttenheim: hi shaaza welcome! where and what do you teach?
21:11:12 shaaza: Hi Suzie, Sharon Carlson here from Waikato New Zealand, I am a Early childhood ICT facilitator
21:11:33 SusanEttenheim: hi dpapuni welcome! Where and what do you teach?
21:11:35 dpapuni: Hi suzie
21:11:41 suzievesper: I believe I know you Sharon 🙂
21:12:03 PeggyG: I’m from Phoenix AZ and am a retired elementary principal and university teacher education instructor
21:12:03 shaaza: yes you do 😉
21:12:11 dpapuni: Right, I am a REgional Coordinator , for Core Education Ltd, NZ
21:12:20 suzievesper: Hi Daphne
21:12:28 dpapuni: i work with Sharon and Suzie
21:12:36 ece1: …and Elaine
21:12:44 dpapuni: LOL and Elain
21:12:59 PeggyG: love that motto! inspired, informed, involved!!
21:13:02 dpapuni: ooops, spelling, sorry Elaine
21:13:22 tracey: Hi Suzie I am also a facilitator with the ECE ICT project only I have just begun. So just received your email and thought I’d explore what it was all about.
21:14:11 suzievesper: Make sure you can hear the audio streams
21:15:01 SusanEttenheim: yes everyone – did you hear Paul? We have a number of guests chatting but also if you have skype and would like to "call in" just let me know!
21:15:02 Katherine: Here is a great video about TIG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGDy_isZ9aQ
21:15:16 PeggyG: it’s fascinating that there is sooooo much involvement and it’s not even "assigned/required" by a teacher!! 🙂
21:16:43 suzievesper: http://tigweb.org/tiged
21:17:35 PeggyG: how do the "best practices" get selected for the site?
21:18:19 SusanEttenheim: hi dr winston welcome! where and what do you teach?
21:18:33 PeggyG: it’s interesting to me that you feel cut off from the rest of the world and we in the US look to you for leadership and inspiration!
21:18:46 SusanEttenheim: hi kapil welcome – where and what do youteach>?
21:19:03 Katherine: This TIG publication showcases how some TIGeducators are collaborating with classrooms around the world through the use of technology: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/bp/contents/index.html
21:19:58 kapil: hi susan, i am a budding teacher, currently working as software developer with a company in New Delhi, India
21:20:29 PeggyG: Hi kapil! it’s always great to connect with you online!
21:20:33 dr winston o’boogie: sorry had some technical issues in safari, back now via firefox
21:20:39 SusanEttenheim: hi jimt! welcome – hi dr winston
21:20:59 mali: http://collab.tiged.org/cf1
21:22:06 PeggyG: so many choices!! how would a teacher know where to start? Any suggestions?
21:23:11 kapil: @pegyG i started by typing country name (India in my case) on search box in top right and found some amazing people , blogs and other content to get things started
21:23:30 Katherine: Hi Peggy – I would check out the Best Practices Guide to get ideas for projects
21:23:40 Katherine: You can also email me! 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
21:23:49 suzievesper: Hmmm…clicking on the link crashed my Firefox – back now.
21:23:52 Katherine: Or Suzie! email@example.com
21:24:03 PeggyG: thanks@ those are great tips!
21:25:00 PeggyG: I"m not teaching these days (retired) but I share these kinds of projects/resources with lots of teachers. This is very exciting stuff!
21:27:08 PeggyG: Elluminate is going to be rolling out a new forum called Learn Central very soon that will expand our opportunities as educators. No more limits and free and lots of built in collaboration. Can’t wait!
21:27:57 SusanEttenheim: wow peggy – that;s great!
21:28:04 PeggyG: a class documentary to show change-wonderful!
21:28:19 SusanEttenheim: hi tessambray welcome!
21:28:49 SusanEttenheim: hi csitterley welcome!
21:28:53 PeggyG: where have we heard that before–"that’s boring" 🙂 Persevere!
21:28:54 kapil: @peggyG sometimes I wonder how profit making companies like elluminate justify free projects like Learn Central
21:29:09 SusanEttenheim: where ad waht do you teach
21:29:16 Katherine: demo30days
21:30:12 kapil: promo code is "demo30days"
21:30:13 PeggyG: @kapil–guess it sometimes happens because of their mission/vision to make a difference.
21:31:15 PeggyG: online literacy magazine? tell us more!
21:31:22 kapil: @peggyG — my experience of elearning companies setting out to make difference by providing free platforms has not been good. hopefully, its changing now.
21:31:41 SusanEttenheim: tig>youth media>zine
21:31:50 SusanEttenheim: hi tessamgray welcome
21:32:01 PeggyG: I don’t know the details but Elluminate still has services that are not free.
21:32:12 SusanEttenheim: >panorama
21:32:52 kapil: lets wait , i am excited about the project from pure collaboration perspective
21:33:01 PeggyG: do the students use google docs to collaborate?
21:33:13 SusanEttenheim: kapil did you say where and what you teach?
21:33:36 SusanEttenheim: hi james! welcome
21:34:30 PeggyG: great suggestion to begin to collaborate locally (in class) before you go out to collaborate globally
21:35:20 PeggyG: is the bookmarks space a collaborate space where all can contribute?
21:35:55 kapil: @susan i have been working in administration and technology integration for an education organization as a consultant in India. Currently working as software engineer and preparing for my masters in edtech.
21:36:21 SusanEttenheim: yes! so glad you’ve come back again tonight!
21:37:02 SusanEttenheim: kapil – have you come across any English speaking students to join us in Youth voices?
21:37:35 SusanEttenheim: oh great! I was just about to ask that question!
21:38:20 SusanEttenheim: does anyone in the chat have skype and would like to be called into the skypecall?
21:39:04 kapil: we would love to participate in Youth voices…we can find english speaking students
21:39:10 Katherine: Melissa: Another good source of inspiration: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/bp/contents/009.html
21:40:02 SusanEttenheim: hi davem welcome!
21:41:22 suzievesper: TIG Mission statement – to provide opportunities for learning, capacity-building, cross-cultural awareness, and self-development through the use of information and communication technologies.
21:41:58 suzievesper: Vision – youth everywhere are actively inspired, informed and actively involved in shaping our world.
21:42:14 PeggyG: are there districts that still feel the need to block TIG? Seems very safe!
21:42:41 Melissa Lynn Pomerantz: @Katherine Thanks for that link–that look wonderful!
21:43:13 PeggyG: I love that point–youth aren’t the future, they’re the present.
21:44:10 Katherine: Peggy, I don’t know of any districts that have us blocked. We sometimes have to be added specifically to safe lists, though. And, we are blocked in China as a whole.
21:44:36 PeggyG: @Katherine–that sounds fantastic!
21:45:04 kapil: @katherine its very unfortunate that something like takingitglobal is blocked in China
21:45:50 yqiong: hi, everyone
21:46:15 yqiong: is anybody online?
21:46:33 suzievesper: Jennifer, one of the founders, asks "If young people were actively engaged in all aspects of society, and thought of themselves as community leaders, problem-solvers, role models, mentors and key ‘stakeholders’…how would the world change?
21:46:34 PeggyG: Hi yqiong-can you hear the audio?
21:46:39 csitterley: This is very timely for my district-principal just contacted me because a sales person just contacted him about a for pay option that does what TIG does, but not as well
21:46:46 SusanEttenheim: hi yqiong welcome!where and what do you teach?
21:46:47 kapil: if you put countryname.tigweb.org , for eg spain.tigweb.org, you will reach the country page and interact with local people in tigweb community
21:46:55 yqiong: yes
21:47:42 SusanEttenheim: hi csitterley – how did you sneak in here without me welcoming you!!
21:47:44 SusanEttenheim: welcome!
21:47:52 SusanEttenheim: hi cmacgar welcome
21:48:18 cmcgar: Just learning how to do this!
21:48:43 SusanEttenheim: cmcgar = using tig or using our site?
21:49:01 cmcgar: site
21:49:10 yqiong: the first for me to use this site
21:49:11 PeggyG: thanks for that tip about using the issues page
21:49:20 SusanEttenheim: please type a 2 sentence intro of yourselfplease
21:49:26 csitterley: Susan, I was fighting with audio on my internet connection-it is a challenge for it sometimes
21:50:01 Katherine: Info on film festival project: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/bp/contents/009.html
21:50:14 cmcgar: I am the middle school director at an independent school. I am part of a PLP cohort learning about Web 2.0 so I am out exploring.
21:50:17 PeggyG: that makes so much sense! once they find something they are passionate about there’s no stopping them!
21:51:43 PeggyG: great questions Paul!
21:52:06 yqiong: a little difficult for me
21:52:31 yqiong: all of you are from US?
21:52:39 SusanEttenheim: hi glen! welcome and what do teacht?
21:52:53 SusanEttenheim: oops teach
21:53:17 James Sigler: Restarted sound. Better now
21:54:07 yqiong: for me ,a native chinese, it is not easy
21:54:22 Katherine: Survivor Galt: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/bp/contents/001.html
21:54:35 SusanEttenheim: yqiong we are glad you are here!
21:54:38 Katherine: Survivor Galt Uganda: http://www.tigweb.org/tiged/bp/contents/002.html
21:54:48 yqiong: thanks
21:55:13 Katherine: yqiong: I’m in Canada, so is Mali, and Suzie is in New Zealand
21:55:35 James Sigler: @ygiong Ni Hao Welcome
21:55:45 PeggyG: @yqiong–are your questions related to understanding the language tonight or using the TIG site?
21:55:46 yqiong: oh, so glad
21:55:59 yqiong: the language
21:56:09 yqiong: i think
21:56:14 yqiong: ‰Ω†Â•Ω
21:56:36 James Sigler: I just took first Chinese lesson last week
21:56:42 SusanEttenheim: yqiong where are you?
21:56:52 James Sigler: I have to use the "cheat sheet"
21:56:56 SusanEttenheim: oh james I’m soo jealous! Where did you do that?
21:57:01 yqiong: nanjing,jiangsu
21:57:03 PeggyG: I understand yqiong! the content can be overwhelming sometimes even when you understand the language! I’m so glad you’re here.
21:57:51 yqiong: thanks for your warmheart
21:58:01 James Sigler: @Susan from my kids Chinese Suzuki violin teacher. He is leading us on a tour of China in June
21:58:07 yqiong: very glad to be here chat with you
21:58:48 PeggyG: I think one amazing thing that happens with global projects is learning that many share the same issues.
21:58:58 James Sigler: Lost sound again
21:59:00 SusanEttenheim: that sounds great james!
21:59:26 yqiong: i cann’t agree with you more, PeggyG
21:59:31 csitterley: This sounds so versatile-we are rural and there are some reluctances to reaching out beyond the schools
22:00:06 PeggyG: I know for me I need to spend some time exploring the site and resources now that I have had this great overview/introduction to it!
22:00:42 kapil: every ETT should be followed by an optional homework 🙂
22:00:43 yqiong: me too
22:00:49 PeggyG: you all are so convincing and make TIG sound so exciting!
22:01:29 SusanEttenheim: yqiong is your area country or city? rural or builtu up/industrealized?
22:01:39 PeggyG: @kapil–it is!! it’s just not graded! That’s the wonderful thing about this learning!
22:01:45 yqiong: it’s my name
22:01:49 yqiong: Êù®Áêº
22:02:04 yqiong: it’s my chinese name
22:02:09 SusanEttenheim: do you live in a big city or more rural?
22:02:11 suzievesper: Thanks fr being such a great chat group!
22:02:22 PeggyG: I love the cuckoo clock!
22:02:26 yqiong: i study in a big city
22:02:34 SusanEttenheim: ahh
22:02:40 mali: Thanks Peggy
22:02:49 PeggyG: "learning with the world instead of learning about the world"–WOW! That’s great!
22:03:29 yqiong: ETT means educational technology teacher?
22:03:41 PeggyG: ed tech talk
22:03:54 yqiong: oh, i see
22:03:58 kapil: @yqiong ETT means EdTechTalk
22:04:16 yqiong: 3Q
22:04:28 PeggyG: hope they will participate in the Earth Day webcastathon!!
22:04:56 Melissa Lynn Pomerantz: how do they get involved in that webcast?
22:04:58 suzievesper: I have to sign off (another meeting!!) but thanks for your time everyone
22:05:37 SusanEttenheim: thanks for coming suzievester
22:05:44 PeggyG: http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com
22:05:46 SusanEttenheim: vesper
22:06:02 csitterley: When events like the "as long as it takes" are held, are they archived?
22:06:08 PeggyG: that’s the link for the web castathon. Please take a time slot to share your project!
22:06:31 PeggyG: Thank you all so much! This has been fantastic!
22:06:41 suzievesper: See you all again 🙂 Bye
22:06:54 SusanEttenheim: thanks everyone – goodnight!
22:07:21 PeggyG: Night all!
22:07:23 kapil: thanks everyone @katherine , its a great project