TinyBop’s HOMES: This app shows students how other children around the world live. They can explore rooms inside different homes, look outside, and investigate differences. Interactive labels help students learn common words in different languages.

Generation Global: Using this videoconferencing tool and online platform, students will work with other students from different backgrounds and cultures in order to build global empathy and understanding.

NASA’s GLOBE Program: The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

TakingITGlobal: TakingITGlobal is a network of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges. Youth around the world are actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.

Being Global: An interactive, multi-media, and trilingual app kit for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children’s traditions, religions, and values the world over. Discover what it means to be global in this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully-told animated and interactive story that also includes game play.

TWICE: TWICE provides a matching service for point-to-point video conferences between schools. Teacher matching is done based on your registration information. Participating schools are responsible for making the connections work successfully.

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