Product Review of Globe Smart Education
Globe Smart Education brings global education to life using real stories from eight kids in Burundi, Haiti, New York, Indonesia, and The Netherlands. It comes with teaching guides and engaging features that support discussion. The app comes with over 100 images and narration on the eight kids’s’ stories.
What Users Love About the App
“As a teacher always looking for new ways for kids to engage with other cultures, this app caught my eye. As kids aged 6-8 are trying to work out where and how they fit in the world and how they are alike and different from kids globally, this was a terrific introduction for deeper discussions. While kids may share a classroom with kids from other cultures, this app allows kids to see how kids in other countries live – what their schools look like, their homes, what they eat, how they play.”
“Amazing app! My 7 year old and I both love it. We love books and this is a whole new way to hear a story. My 7 year old says “It isn’t all about listening, you actually get to make choices!” and “I like the fact that they are real people, and we are meeting them”. For me it’s a great way to get the conversation going about the entire world and other cultures.”
“I asked a fourth grader and a primary principal to review the app to get their feedback. The fourth grade girl thought “it was was cool and fun to learn how kids do things in other places”. The principal said, “It is well done, and informative as it walks you through the day in the life of a child from another country. It gives you just enough information to make you want to learn more.””
“As a first grade teacher, I think this app is wonderful for children to learn about other children throughout the world in an interactive or story form. I love the pictures and that children can learn facts or how to speak phrases from other languages.”
“This app is a great resource for the classroom. Each week we “traveled” to another part of the world and visited other children to see what they do during the day. This app is not touristy, it provided a meaningful experience for my students. We have thoroughly enjoyed using this app.”