Through a new initiative, called myWorld TakingITGlobal for Educators (myWorld TIGed), from Pearson and TakingITGlobal (TIG), educators have immediate access to digitally driven content that makes global collaboration a reality for America's middle schoolers with the click of a mouse.
The new resource enables educators to directly connect their students with peers in more than 100 countries to discuss and explore hot-button social issues. With headlines ranging from the death of Osama bin Laden to the aftermath of Japan's tsunami, and the floods in the southern states, students are now able to share their opinions and personal experiences with new-found classmates around the world.
The myWorld TIGed project facilitates the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom by providing a free online community along with a collection of resources for schools implementing Pearson's middle grades social studies curriculums, myWorldGeography and myWorldHistory.
For teachers, the myWorld TIGed platform offers an online learning community, a variety of educational resources, and a suite of digital tools designed to deepen engagement in the myWorld programs. Participating teachers can access educational interactive games, blogs, maps, image galleries, discussion boards, internet safety resources, teacher training tutorials, and case studies of best practices.
With myWorld TIGed, teachers can monitor student postings and share student work with parents, school administrators, and other myWorld TIGed members.
Learn more at http://myworld.tigweb.org
Source: Pearson, Pearson, www.pearsonschool.com/; TakingITGlobal. www.tigweb.org/