GlobalMindEd 2016: Creating Access, Equity and Inclusion


Lisa Petro of Know My World visited the GlobalMindEd conference last week and we thank her for sharing her experience here on the One Globe Kids blog! “Global Learning is about understanding your place in the world as an equal.” – Dr. Tonya Muro, i-EARN Executive Director, Global MindEd Conference 2016 On June 9th and … Continue reading GlobalMindEd 2016: Creating Access, Equity and Inclusion

Global education for grades 1 – 4: A Classroom Case Study


A diverse school district + 10 Global Connectors The motto of Bentonville public schools in Arkansas is “Excellence With Every Step”.  This symbolizes their innovating approach and dedication to “educating all students for a successful future in a changing world, preparing the youth of [their] community to become caring, contributing citizens, and creating and maintaining exemplary … Continue reading Global education for grades 1 – 4: A Classroom Case Study

An Academics’ Choice Award for One Globe Kids


It’s GOLDEN! We are excited to announce that One Globe Kids has been honored with a 2016 Academics’™ Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. You have probably seen these black/golden awards on toys and books, but they can also be earned by … Continue reading An Academics’ Choice Award for One Globe Kids

Having Muslim friends removed my fear


One Globe Kids focuses on cross-group friendship because it’s the most powerful way to move beyond prejudice. Researchers describe the mechanisms through which this occurs as building affective bonds, self-disclosure, trust, anxiety and empathy. I describe them a little differently. I feel emotionally connected to my friends because we share things about ourselves, which makes … Continue reading Having Muslim friends removed my fear

The Story Behind my TEDx Talk – Ideas Worth Spreading


“Over millions of years humans have learned to be wary of things that feel foreign, to back away rather than approach.  But in our globalized world, this is no longer a smart instinct.  World citizens of the future will be happier and more successful when they are Globe Smart.” That’s the summary of the 300-word … Continue reading The Story Behind my TEDx Talk – Ideas Worth Spreading

Soon: talking Globe Smart at TEDxEde


Over millions of years humans have learned to be wary of things that feel foreign, to back away rather than approach. In Anne’s view, in our globalized world, this is no longer a smart instinct. World citizens of the future will be happier and more successful when they are Globe Smart. While Anne is busy … Continue reading Soon: talking Globe Smart at TEDxEde

One Globe Kids 2014: Facts, Figures & Feelings


Can’t help myself, I am doing it, writing a ‘look back post’ on our amazing year 2014. So much has happened and One Globe Kids has grown so much. It will be great to see it all together. If not for you, then for us. So here it is, the facts, the figures and the … Continue reading One Globe Kids 2014: Facts, Figures & Feelings

One Globe Kids video review, by KinderTown!


Happy to share another One Globe Kids video review! This year we made our first One Globe Kids promo video. That was after we received our first video review ever. And now we can add another One Globe Kids video review to our list that explains perfectly what the app is all about. Thanks Kinder Town! Check it out … Continue reading One Globe Kids video review, by KinderTown!

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