Agenda for the workshop


TakingITGlobal address: http://tigweb.org


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

Knowing what is available within TIG
Task:
1) Complete the TIG "scavenger hunt" by completing the tasks below
  • Find a relevant discussion board topic and decide how you might use it in your classroom
  • Use the member search to locate an educator from a different country - try filtering by interests
  • Download a 'Guide to Action' pack and evaluate its usefulness in the New Zealand context
  • Search for a Toolkit and look at one in more detail
  • Play one of the educational games on TIG
  • Comment on item in global gallery
  • Read a Panorama Magazine article and consider how you might make use of the magazine in your classroom
  • Choose a global issue and then explore a sub-issue: find a blog post within TIG on that topic and a related web link from outside of TIG
  • Find and evaluate the content about New Zealand within the 'Regions' section


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 open classrooms to see how they have 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

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