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How the Next Generation of Global Kids Will Learn from One Another

March 19, 2018View for printing

The best ways for educating young people have shifted dramatically thanks to technology - not surprisingly. Children still read books, of course, but increasingly tech tools make it possible for children to educate each other -- from anywhere in the world -- in a more personal way that can sometimes promote deeper learning than traditional methods offer.

Notes Howard Blumenthal, a visiting scholar at Penn's Annenberg School, in this opinion piece: "A mobile device is an ideal tool for curious children and teenagers to pursue a personalized learning path to global citizenship.

Think beyond school, beyond traditional media. The internet is the fastest-growing educational institution the world has ever known." Blumenthal is the creator and producer of the popular PBS children's series "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" His current project is Kids on Earth (@KidsOnEarth), which connects children and teenagers around the world. ... ne-another/


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