Digital Play for Global Citizens
Date posted: June 5, 2018
Can technology help children prepare to live in a global, networked world? Digital Play for Global Citizens is a guide to digital resources, including websites, games and tools, which promote global citizenship in school age children.
Here what author Jordan Shapiro has to say about the reason for developing this guide:
“I wanted to help grownups prepare kids for a world that’s governed by new technological, economic, and geopolitical paradigms. I wanted to introduce educators, youth development leaders, and parents to innovative tools which can help kids learn about, understand, and engage with our connected world. All the academic knowledge and vocational skills are useless if they can’t be leveraged by collaborative, caring, compassionate, creative, and confident global citizens.”
From exploring boundaries, borders, and geography; to developing empathy and understanding of diversity; to developing a sense of curiosity and wonder about nature; this guide introduces practical, ready-to-use resources and techniques for using digital play to promote global citizenship.
Adults are strongly encouraged to play the games before introducing them to children, and then to play the games together with children. This guide was jointly published by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Center for Global Education at Asia Society.