We need Multicultural Books to celebrate the Foreign and the Familiar


This post was written as a Guest Blog for the Mulitcultural Children’s Book Day website. Posted on Jan 26th, 2017 We are drawn to books that feel familiar Research says that we feel most safe and comfortable around the things and people we know well, that feel familiar to us. We find them in our … Continue reading We need Multicultural Books to celebrate the Foreign and the Familiar

Power of Storytelling in 2nd grade : A Classroom Case Study


A UN International School The United Nations International School in New York City has been educating children about ‘the world we share’ from 1947. The school was originally founded by UN employees looking for a more global education for their children. The school’s mission statement underlines the strong focus on everything “Globe Smart”: “Under the … Continue reading Power of Storytelling in 2nd grade : A Classroom Case Study

A tool to teach empathy, clothed in an app costume


There is a need for teaching empathy We imagine a future in which our globe’s children work together to find sustainable solutions to the tragic problems of poverty and inequality that have plagued us for too long. The best way to create this future is to make it a discussion that children can be a part … Continue reading A tool to teach empathy, clothed in an app costume

Trends in Re-imagine Learning – Let’s play Future


For the next generations to grow up happy and successful, learning, adapting and (international) connecting seem crucial. However, we still teach more history than future, more print than digital, more achieving than failing, and more local than global. Some say that education, as a system, can only be changed top down, starting with top universities. … Continue reading Trends in Re-imagine Learning – Let’s play Future

Play in multiple languages in the 21st century


Last week somehow seemed to be all about languages. September 26th, was (and will be next year) European Day of Languages: “Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe”. … Continue reading Play in multiple languages in the 21st century

We #Play2Learn! Do you?


We are a #Play2Learn Re-Imagine Learning Pacesetter! Starting in June this year, we worked on getting all our input ready for the Re-Imagine Learning Challenge, a competition by The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka who are teaming up in an effort to transform the way the world learn. After weeks of receiving great feedback on One Globe Kids as … Continue reading We #Play2Learn! Do you?

We love to Travel! – Apps for Global Citizens


Have you start making plans for the summer yet? Does it include any traveling? When it is time for a long flight, car ride or train trip, I start looking for new apps that are both fun and, if possible, will also teach my 8 year old a bit about the destination. In the app … Continue reading We love to Travel! – Apps for Global Citizens

Innovation in Global Education


The Innovation in Education 2014 trade show (IPON2014) takes place every two years in The Netherlands, and this week One Globe Kids joined in the fun! Our small stand attracted hundreds of teachers, student teachers, school directors and ICT directors from across The Netherlands and Belgium (and even a small contingent from the Czech Republic!).   … Continue reading Innovation in Global Education

We Love Maps! – Apps with Cities, Countries and Continents


We try to keep track of cool Globe Smart books, apps and materials that we can use to raise 4 global citizens amongst ourselves. We share this cool stuff once in a while on our Facebook page. Here are some of the favorites for maps in both my and Anne’s family: apps with maps! (and … Continue reading We Love Maps! – Apps with Cities, Countries and Continents

Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World


When I was growing up, there were two different kinds of smart: “book smart” and “street smart.”  Kids who were book smart were smart in a more traditional sense.  They knew lots of things about many subjects and got A’s in school. (I admit I was one of those.)  Kids who were street smart knew … Continue reading Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World