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

How to Reduce Prejudice? What the Research Tells Us


If we’re serious about creating a better world for our kids (and we are), we need a serious plan with proven strategies for reducing prejudice. Most of what I do at One Globe Kids is focused on creating a positive, virtual cross-cultural experience for children.  The app is designed to simulate a real friendship with … Continue reading How to Reduce Prejudice? What the Research Tells Us

Empathy Guided President to Push for Civil Rights


As we get ready to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day, I want to share a perhaps lesser known fact from the era of the American Civil Rights Movement. And it is about empathy. Even great leaders are influenced by seemingly inconsequential, personal experiences. President Johnson is known for declaring War on Poverty and supporting civil rights.  While … Continue reading Empathy Guided President to Push for Civil Rights

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

10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world


What do you miss about pre-digital times? Sometimes I wonder…. Will my daughter get that same happy feeling that I used to get whenever my grandma’s postcard landed in the mailbox? She does get postcards from her grandmas. However, she seems more excited when my mom sends her a message through the Talking Tom Cat … Continue reading 10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world

The gift of One Globe Kids Friendship: send an iTunes gift card


Did you know that it is very easy to give your favorite app as a gift? Would you like to make someone happy with our app to make new friends around the globe? Here is how to do it! (Before you get all excited, there is one thing to keep in mind. The country you … Continue reading The gift of One Globe Kids Friendship: send an iTunes gift card

How Kids do Chores Around the Globe


Helping at home is a universal thing.  (However much my own kids wish it weren’t!) Every family is different, and every child helps in their own way.  But, working together to keep our homes happy and healthy (aka: chores) is one important thing we all have in common. Here are some of the things that … Continue reading How Kids do Chores Around the Globe

Speak More Languages, Make More Friends


At the Drongo Festival for Multilingualism in Amsterdam last month, One Globe Kids left discussions of all the high-level, career-improving benefits of speaking more than one language to the adults.  Our activity in the KinderLab was a success because it focused on one thing: More Languages = More Friends!  The more languages you speak, the … Continue reading Speak More Languages, Make More Friends

It’s crazy how similar we all really are


I was 15 years old the first time I went to France.  Before I left Wisconsin, I distinctly remember driving in the car with my mother and thinking, “Really, how different could it be?  There will be streets and houses and sidewalks, just like here.”  Well, it was really different – the streets weren’t asphalt, … Continue reading It’s crazy how similar we all really are