"The secret sauce is our roster of glob characters. Kids are naturally drawn to these incredibly cute and funny globs..."
(PRWEB) September 21, 2011
GlobWorld.com – an edutainment-focused web community for kids (12 and under); and creators of the renowned OMGbullyfree! public service campaign – has unveiled GlobSchool as a way to help teachers with district and state level initiatives relating to anti-bullying efforts, drug awareness campaigns, and much more.
“The secret sauce is our roster of glob characters,” says Rebecca Nachlas, GlobWorld’s founder. “Kids are naturally drawn to these incredibly cute and funny globs, making them perfect messengers for critical campaigns like these.”
During the course of a typical campaign, glob characters prompt students to share their thoughts, opinions, and creativity around the issue they’re exploring (e.g. Earth Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, etc.). By engaging students in fun, interactive ways, the impact of the lesson more deeply resonates.
GlobSchool has already caught the attention of the Florida Department of Education. “[GlobSchool] can help educators fulfill certain district and state mandates related to initiatives,” says Brooks Rumenik, Director of the Office of Safe Schools at the Florida DOE.
Not only does GlobSchool save teachers time by easing the burden of generating additional lesson plans, but the program serves as a great method for fostering responsible engagement with the internet, and helps kids realize the learning potential of social technologies.
Teachers need not be concerned with web safety while utilizing GlobSchool. All user-generated content within GlobWorld (comments, forum discussions, etc.) must first pass through human moderators before appearing live on the site. GlobWorld moderators ensure no child reveals personally identifiable information, and that the site is free of cyberbullying and predators. GlobWorld is a fully COPPA compliant site (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).
GlobSchool debuts with a full slate of activities around Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 24 - 29), the nation’s oldest and largest drug awareness campaign.
For more information on GlobSchool and GlobWorld’s broader education initiatives, please visit their Educators page.
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