Teachers Teaching Teachers #142 - Taking It Global with TIGed - 03.04.09

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Do you work with schools globally? Or want to?

The teachers whose students use Youth Voices -- and meet each week on this webcast -- often talk about “taking it global.” And this is a key value advocated by Jeff Lebow.

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:

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! :) kat@takingitglobal.org
 21:23:49 suzievesper: Hmmm...clicking on the link crashed my Firefox - back now.
 21:23:52 Katherine: Or Suzie! suzie@takingitglobal.org
 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