Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Philip Avery, Dir. of Education

Valuable Academic, Educational and Tech partnerships As Director of Education for a small group of schools in the UK I’m drawn to excellent educational ideas that can involve my students. Linking our student expeditions to Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan in summer 2017 to the work of One Globe Kids by having students create new stories for … Continue reading Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Philip Avery, Dir. of Education

Diverse friends are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 2/2

Having diverse friends is literally good for kids (and adults). As I explained in Part 1, children with friends outside their own social, ethnic, racial, economic, or religious bubbles develop important skills and abilities that those who stay in their own group bubble won’t. Sounds great, so what’s the problem? The problem is that having … Continue reading Diverse friends are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 2/2

“All about me” printable for the diverse classroom

We are excited to announce the first One Globe Kids printable: All about me. A page for children to share Globe Smart details about themselves, and to spearhead classroom conversation about who we are, how we are all the same and how we are all unique and different. Add yourself to the One Globe Kids friends … Continue reading “All about me” printable for the diverse classroom

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

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

Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)

One Globe Kids makes the foreign feel familiar One of our aims is to help children feel capable, willing, and interested in interacting with those they may otherwise have considered “other”.  As the world becomes more interconnected, our kids will need to be able to collaborate with people with very diverse backgrounds. Either because they’ll … Continue reading Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)

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

Their Future is what we Teach them

The Millenials were the first to grow up in a digital world. The iGeneration will be the first to consider a computer mouse and a print book something from the old days. And today’s DigiTods will enter Kindergarten more academically advanced than any generation before. Because they have learned their ABC’s and Numbers already on … Continue reading Their Future is what we Teach them