ITGS – ‘G’ is for Global

On June 21, 2010, in Julie Lindsay, by Julie Lindsay

ITGS puts the ‘G’ into Global in Beijing! I think we both feel there is no reason not to join our classrooms together for this ITGS course. It is an exciting adventure, and we could in fact be any two classrooms, anywhere in the world. However, here we are, both in Beijing. So, not only will we flatten our learning environment by using virtual and Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, podcasts) we will also be able to have real-time meetups and collaborations that join ours students together.

I am thrilled to be embarking on this ITGS collaboration with Madeleine and her class. I know I will learn a lot, and think the new ITGS syllabus will be interesting to work with. I taught ITGS last when in Bangladesh, and ran a wiki-centric classroom, in conjunction with a class blog, ITGS Forum. We are still working out what will be yours, mine and ours in terms of spaces and places. It is very important that we join our classrooms in an online learning environment that provides resources for discussion, sharing multimedia, content and research collaboration, and group project work. The students must become familiar with social media tools and adept at blogging and wiki work, as well as creating multimedia.

This blog will be for us as ITGS educators to share and reflect. We will invite guest bloggers in as well, possibly even students. Don’t forget also to follow us on Twitter.

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One Response to ITGS – ‘G’ is for Global

  1. Barry Lawrensen says:

    I am interested in your collaborative project. I am a lone ITGS teacher in my school in South Korea. I still have a lot to learn about IB and the requirements for ITGS, though I have a fairly strong technical background.

    I am excited to see what develops here!

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