TakingITGlobal has launched its new report, "Making the Connection: Best Practices in Global Education and Collaborative Technologies" this week at the National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta. The publication features 15 case studies of educators from around the world who are integrating technology into project-based approaches to improve student learning and engagement. The best practices featured demonstrate how students' social uses of technology can be leveraged for constructive learning, and build on the growing trend among online social networking sites, including commercial sites like MySpace and Facebook, to connect youth to social issues and causes.
Making the Connection also highlights the winners of the 2007 Take Your Classroom Global! Contest, including Julie Lindsay of the Dhaka International School in Bangladesh and Vicki Davis of Westwood Schools in Georgia, who used wikis to create a collaborative online learning environment for their students to discuss and create media around Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat. Other profiles include best practices from the School of the Future in Philadelphia, one-to-one laptop initiatives in Pennsylvania and Quebec, and Global Kids' Playing4Keeps program.
Making the Connection is available online at tiged.org/bestpractices. Print copies are available by request from email@example.com
TakingITGlobal is an international, youth-led organization that promotes social networking for social good, providing opportunities for learning, capacity-building, cross-cultural awareness, and self-development through the use of Information and Communication Technologies. TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed.org) offers an innovative approach to global education through its online learning environment combined with the social networking tools and resources available on TakingITGlobal.org.
Source: TakingITGlobal, www.takingitglobal.org/