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 online tools for children to learn and play.
The reviewers added some quotes to our profile.
“As an elementary school teacher, I am so excited about this website! What a perfect way to introduce children to world culture and diverse lifestyles! After spending an hour on the website with my 5 year old boy, he was ready to move to either the Netherlands or Indonesia! He really enjoyed how the everyday stories were either similar to his, or different, while being able to relate due to the age of the children.”
“I introduced One Globe Kids into my classroom. My students loved it! What a wonderful resource!”
An Academics’ Choice™ Award for Smart Media
The Academics Choice™ Awards come in all kinds of categories and our Smart Media award is for the Websites and App categories. We submitted One Globe Kids for consideration and as per the Academics’ Choice™ policy it was evaluated by a panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children. In order to win an award, the academic board and evaluation teams needed to determine that One Globe Kids has robust educational value and strengthens cognitive skills – which it does!
When assessing overall value, Academics Choice™ evaluates many attributes, including:
- Higher-order thinking skills,
- General thinking skills and standards,
- Character building,
- Ease of first/simultaneous/repeat use,
- Innovation/uniqueness (that promotes development of the mind.)
– See more at: http://www.academicschoice.com/award-criteria.php#sthash.NxEcU0QW.dpufOne the Academics’ Choice website One Globe Kids can be found under Websites and under Apps.
Party around the world
Today is a Happy Day for our remote hard working team. One of those days that we wish we were in the same office to party together. But celebrating online, with macaroons at 5am for breakfast in NYC (#nomakeup #nofilter), roomsoes and coffee at 11am in Voorburg and pastries for lunch in London also works!
Stay Globe Smart, Sanny Zuiderveld