About the Project
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is a global online community that empowers young people to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. Since 1999, TIG has worked to “inform, inspire, involve” over 450,000 young people through their award-winning online community. Often described as a “social network for social good,” the award-winning www.tigweb.org is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools intended to give young people the tools they need to succeed. More than 40 million people have accessed the website to learn, grow and realize their potential.
As TIG’s global community has grown and evolved, educators have sought to integrate its offerings into their classrooms so as to bridge the gap between how students live and learn. This was made easier in 2006 with the launch of TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed), which helps educators utilize technology to facilitate transformative international learning experiences for their students. TIGed tools, resources, and programs engage learners in collaborative education that supports student voice, environmental stewardship, and global citizenship. Together, TIG and TIGed engage and connect youth in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.
April 24, 2019 (last update 09-10-2019)