No statement about technology is as undeniable as “the Internet connects people globally.” TakingITGlobal.org is using that fact to promote young people to take responsible civic action in their local and global community. The projects Taking It Global have started include local engagements, classroom projects, and globally collaborative projects through Internet applications. TakingITGlobal.org is more than just a website of ideas about how to take action, it is also a social network to connect young people around the world who are interested in doing something positive for their local or global community. Take a look at the list of projects and resources available here.
This is how Taking It Global describes itself: “TakingITGlobal.org is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. It’s the world’s most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.”
Applications for Educators
TakingITGlobal.org is a great way for students to share their ideas with other students around the world about how to make the world better. The educational resources section of Taking It Global provides lessons and advice about getting students involved in charitable projects in their local and global community. The technology collaboration section of Taking It Global gives students a chance to not only share ideas but work also collaboratively with students around the world.