This app does not require an Internet connection to function.
This app does not collect personal information
This app does not offer items for in-app purchasing.
This app does not allow web browsing from within the app.
This app does not show information about related apps.
This app does not connect to social media such as Facebook or Twitter.
This app does not include in-app advertising.
This app does not collect anonymous usage information.
A new approach to global education! Bring the world into the classroom, new friends will show you around their country. Explore life from the perspective of real children around the globe – multicultural, social and emotional learning for children 4 – 10 years!
**Common Sense Media's 'Summer Learning Guide': Top App to Explore the World: "5 Stars for Quality, 4 Stars for Learning - Memorable, daily life stories from kids with relatable, diverse experiences around the world create a highly engaging learning experience...a highly economical way to help your kid experience other cultures and learn about other kids living lives a lot like theirs and yet very different, too."
•Global learning beyond basic facts and figures: each title’s story is a unique informational text, accompanied by more than 100 photos and narration;
•Foundation for new skills: global competency; exposure to foreign languages; the ability to understand and communicate across cultures; and an interest in and willingness to engage with someone who may seem different or “other”;
•Prejudice reduction: contact with someone who seems to be “other” leads to reduced stereotyping and prejudice, giving children a head-start on a global cooperation;
•Finding commonalities: common themes help students feel connected with children around the globe (ex: morning and evening routines, activities at home and outside the home, playtime, school).
In the Classroom:
•Adaptable to student age and interest – keep topics simple or use it as a launch pad to explore complex international subjects;
•Social and emotional learning – discuss how children in the stories feel in different situations, what may be influencing their emotions and how students would feel in those situations;
•Compare and contrast themes and situations in the different stories with each other and with experiences of children in the class.
•Use titles as a starting place for student presentations and country research.
One Globe Kids All Friends INCLUDES 10 TITLES:
•Valdo in Haiti
•Gabou in Haiti
•Floor in The Netherlands
•Lars in The Netherlands
•Aji in Indonesia
•Larasati in Indonesia
•Jenissa in Burundi
•Luna in New York City
•Lucian in New York city
•Maya in Israel
(The All Friends app includes all titles that are available as in-app purchases in the One Globe Kids freemium app. New friends will be added at no extra cost!)
Each title includes MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES:
•Story – in “Start-to-Finish” and “Adventure” version;
•Share – in “Tell Me About Yourself” draw comparisons between your life and that of the child in the story;
•Count – record and listen to yourself counting in your new friend’s language (Creole, Dutch, Bashasa Indonesia, Kirundi and English);
•Speak – record and listen to yourself speaking in your friend’s language;
•Facts – learn interesting facts about each place you visit.
** Teachers with Apps: “One Globe Kids has found a unique and undiscovered niche in the educational market, and we think that they are onto something big! Children can “visit” friends from around the world and learn how different cultures operate.”
**appoLearning: “Kids will quickly be able to point out the differences between how they live and the children featured in the app. Information is doled out in a way that will keep them curious about other cultures, and they will love showing you all they’ve learned about their new ‘friend’.”
•Does NOT collect any personal information from users. Users can upload their own image, record their own voice (counting to 10 in Kirundi, for example!), and put themselves on the globe within the app, but this data stays on the device and is NEVER transmitted.
•Has NO advertisements in it.
•Does NOT include any social media links or plug-ins.
•Does NOT link to other websites.
•Does NOT include in-app purchases.
•Has a positive view of the world, regardless the race, nationality, education level, gender, or socio-economic background.
•Believes diversity is to be celebrated!
One Globe Kids is a member of MOMs with Apps and is kidSafe Certified.