Agenda for the workshop


TakingITGlobal address: http://tigweb.org
TakingITGlobal NZ wiki: http://takingitglobalnz.wikispaces.com


First session: Getting familiar with the main TIG site

Intro to TIG presentation
Task:
1) Sign up as a TIG member and start building profile
2) Get a muffin

Knowing what is available within TIG
Task:
1) Complete the TIG "scavenger hunt" by completing the tasks below


Second session: What TIG offers Educators

Overview of TIGed
Tasks:
1) Explore some of the curriculum resources within TIG linked to from within this wiki
2) Search the TIGed database for 1-2 activities that you could use with your class
3) Browse thematic classrooms

Virtual classroom tour
Tasks:
1) Visit an open classroom to see how it has been used
2) Join a demonstration classroom and try out some of the tools
3) Set up a demo classroom (optional)


Third session: Global Collaborations

Experiences with global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Share experiences from group related to global collaborations
2) Read best practices guide

Guidelines for global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Read through guidelines on the wiki
2) Discuss how global collaborations could enhance the work you are doing in your classroom/s

Tools for global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Look at other sites where you can also find collaboration partners.
2) Explore web 2.0 tools that help enhance collaboration

Finding collaborative partners
Tasks:
1) Brainstorm 1-3 specific project ideas
2) Decide on the timeframe and methods of collaboration
3) Identify 1-3 potential collaboration partners to contact
4) Build resources to support your collaboration



Evaluation of the day