Global Connection Icon The world is getting smaller, as countries strive to work together, and classrooms are opening up to connect with people outside their walls. The adage, "Think Globally, Act Locally," is now an important part of many school activities. Global connections is about thinking globally, communicating with others outside your local community, broadening your horizons, and building relationships with people all over the world. Teachers have traditionally given lessons on cultural and global issues, and now the Internet provides a new forum for communicating with people across the earth.