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.)

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

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

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

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

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

Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!


You might know our Story: One Globe Kids started out years ago as an idea to develop an international book series for children. It soon turned into a digital story series, to be shared on the iPad and iPhone for children by children. Today, One Globe Kids is a Digital Education Platform, build around global … Continue reading Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!