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?
It might be summer break in many places around the globe, here we worked hard to get our promo video out. Enjoy!
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.)
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
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 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
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
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
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
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