With the ability to connect to worldwide audiences, global collaboration is another essential skill that digital-age students should be introduced to. As students are encouraged to become communicators, they will see that their messages can transcend national borders. Activities such as blogging, Skyping, and working with e-pals easily connect students with a diverse range of people. When students are required to share their work with the world, the world just might respond. This isn’t a possibility when technology assignments are a narrow transaction between student and teacher. The badge program is meant to open up the lines of communication between students and their world. This happens both through the sharing of work with a real-world audience and by requiring research and interaction on an international scale.