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Proto, powered by Carnegie Learning, is a K-12 project-based learning curriculum that teaches students computational thinking skills through coding, website development, and game design.

Do you want to meet ROBO-LORIA? He wears a spiffy red tie. :)
05/02/2014

Do you want to meet ROBO-LORIA? He wears a spiffy red tie. :)

Globaloria students from Tongue River Middle School in Sheridan, Wyoming had the opportunity of a lifetime when they enjoyed an exciting virtual tour of Accenture Labs, the technology division of the multinational Accenture Corporation. Students were introduced to "ROBO-LORIA" (the lovely robot wearing a spiffy red tie), who toured the students through the offices of the 12th floor of the San Jose offices of Accenture Labs. Students saw drones, 3D printers, an industrial robot that can be used in manufacturing and talked to several Accenture scientists. Overall, a very STEM inspiring visit!

05/01/2014
Globaloria Founder Idit Harel Caperton on Coding through Games

Dr Rod Berger, Host of Core of Education, interviews President Idit Harel about Globaloria's impact on education and her motivations into creating the program, for American ED TV.

Idit shares the approach Globaloria is taking on coding for students in 4th-12th grade.

"Gaming has slowly become an important part of museum exhibit design, right alongside artifacts, fossils, movies, music ...
04/21/2014
How gaming is reshaping the way museums teach

"Gaming has slowly become an important part of museum exhibit design, right alongside artifacts, fossils, movies, music and other forms of interaction."

The success of most video games are measured by how fun they are, not so the games of New York's American Museum of Natural History.

Recommended reading! Mercury News highlights one of our own, Director Shubha Tuljapurkar, on her work with Globaloria.
04/14/2014
Q&A: Shubha Tuljapurkar helps Silicon Valley kids learn to code

Recommended reading! Mercury News highlights one of our own, Director Shubha Tuljapurkar, on her work with Globaloria.

As the local director for a national educational startup called Globaloria, Shubha Tuljapurkar helps kids in struggling schools to use software and coding tools, developing skills by creating their own educational video games.

Attention innovators solving global issues:ow in its fourteenth year, The Tech Awards honors science and technology inno...
04/09/2014
The Tech Awards | Technology Benefiting Humanity

Attention innovators solving global issues:

ow in its fourteenth year, The Tech Awards honors science and technology innovators whose life-changing work touches millions of people around the world in profound and positive ways. Cash prizes of $75,000 and $25,000 plus many more benefits. Deadline is Tuesday, May 6, 2 p.m. PST

Official Site of The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation which is located in the capital of Silicon Valley.

Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics...
03/24/2014
Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of coding, as computer programming is also known. From Singapore to Tallinn, governments, educators and advocates from the tech industry argue that it has become crucial to hold at least a basic understanding of how the devices that play such a large role in modern life actually work.

Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.

In response to Thomas Friedman's article, "How to Get a Job at Google" on The New York Times, President Idit Harel Caper...
03/21/2014
'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

In response to Thomas Friedman's article, "How to Get a Job at Google" on The New York Times, President Idit Harel Caperton pens this post with her thoughts on basic skills and soft skills in K-12 education in her Huffington Post blog.

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal ad...

How video games and augmented reality could cure phantom pain
03/04/2014
How video games and augmented reality could cure phantom pain

How video games and augmented reality could cure phantom pain

For the most part, phantom limbs and the pain they can feel remain a medical mystery. No one is quite sure why a person who has lost a limb might feel like they can move it or be tormented by...

Games that blur the line between fun and education can all too frequently fall into the trap of becoming "edutainment," ...
02/21/2014
Why Serious Games Are Not Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

Games that blur the line between fun and education can all too frequently fall into the trap of becoming "edutainment," thinly disguised educational software or "chocolate-covered broccoli." A coating of sweet does not make the learning suddenly fun. While no one expects a learning game to be on par with a blockbuster AAA title, like Battlefield 4, there should be no excuse for poor design. When reviewing Serious Game titles, look for ones that involve game mechanics common in entertainment games, like decision making, problem solving and role playing.

All well designed games begin with a spirit of fun. Some games must deliver a serious and purposeful message, too. An example is Nightmare: Malaria, an iPad game with a similar mechanic as the popula

Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?
02/21/2014
Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That's particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.

Interested in working with us? We're hiring!We are currently looking to fill the following positions:• VP Sales and Ma...
02/03/2014
Careers

Interested in working with us? We're hiring!
We are currently looking to fill the following positions:
• VP Sales and Marketing
• Globaloria Network Director, South

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Our friends at Games for Change will be hosting their 11th Annual Games for Change Festival as part of the Tribeca Film ...
01/21/2014
Tribeca Film Festival To Explore The Transformative Potential Of Video Games

Our friends at Games for Change will be hosting their 11th Annual Games for Change Festival as part of the Tribeca Film Festival this coming April!

"Tribeca recognizes the transformative power of gaming that goes far beyond the traditional entertainment value of games. The impact and integration has been spreading rapidly across virtually all domains. Of particular interest is how gaming has scaled to social good, from education to healthcare, and from conflict resolution to religion," said Craig Hatkoff, Co-Founder, Tribeca Film Festival.

Games for Change will host their 11th annual festival “as part of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. In addition, the Games for Change Arcade, which is open to the public, will be held at the Tribeca Film Festival Family Festival Street Fair, taking place on Saturday, April [...]

Can the water crisis in India be solved through children's passion for change? Jaldhaara Foundation believes it can.Idit...
01/17/2014
Clean Drinking Water Can Save Lives -- Through 'Water Education'

Can the water crisis in India be solved through children's passion for change? Jaldhaara Foundation believes it can.

Idit Harel Caperton had the opportunity to learn about Jaldhaara Foundation and its mission to transform water, sanitation and hygiene practices in communities in India and posted her experience on Huffington Post.

Can education save the one out of every five children in India who die before the age of 5 from infections caused by dirty water? I believe it can, and I believe India's 500 million children are the ones who can and must lead the transformation in hygiene practices that can save these lives and help...

01/02/2014

Hope that everyone had a good New Year celebration! Let us know what your goals are for 2014 and what you hope to see in #edtech this year.

In anticipation of the Computer Science Education Week next week, when schools nationwide will be celebrating Computer S...
12/04/2013
A Girl Who Codes

In anticipation of the Computer Science Education Week next week, when schools nationwide will be celebrating Computer Science, this is an excellent article from Fast Company that explores the gender gap and the importance of having computer science education available to all.

Computing has always been a boys' club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau--and other young women like her--are finally changing that.

Excellent article about the history of gender marketing in the video game industry and the path into removing this barri...
12/04/2013
No girls allowed

Excellent article about the history of gender marketing in the video game industry and the path into removing this barrier in the future. The beginning is familiar information about general marketing, so I recommend skipping to "We Made The Games We Wanted". Recommended reading for all. :)

Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.

12/02/2013

Hi Everyone, we hope that you had a good holiday and stayed warm with family, friends and food galore. :D

Will you be joining us on The Tech Awards Gala tonight at 7pm PST (10pm EST)? We will be live-tweeting on our Twitter at...
11/14/2013
The Tech Awards Gala 2013

Will you be joining us on The Tech Awards Gala tonight at 7pm PST (10pm EST)? We will be live-tweeting on our Twitter at @globaloria with the tag #TheTechAwards.

Catch the live-stream here: http://bit.ly/HJtNIh

Applied Materials is presenting the 13th annual Tech Awards Gala

11/13/2013
Behind the Scene of the Laureate videos (Advocate Creative)

AMAZING behind-the-scene video of the filming process for The Tech Awards Laureate videos by Advocate Creative! You can spot Globaloria at the 2:04 mark when we filmed in one of our schools. We can't wait for the Laureate videos to come out on Thursday night!

Advocate Creative is a communication strategy and creative services agency that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations, social ventures, and corporat...

President Idit Harel Caperton is representing Globaloria at the Tech Awards Convergence Week, where we are honored as a ...
11/11/2013

President Idit Harel Caperton is representing Globaloria at the Tech Awards Convergence Week, where we are honored as a Microsoft Education Award Laureate.

Save the date for The Tech Awards Gala: Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm PST. You will be able to watch the live-stream of the awards ceremony here: http://bit.ly/HJtNIh

The Tech Award Laureates (including Globaloria) are featured in a VentureBeat article about tech that's changing the wor...
11/07/2013
Screw Snapchat: Here's tech that's actually making a difference in the world

The Tech Award Laureates (including Globaloria) are featured in a VentureBeat article about tech that's changing the world!

Note: At this moment, our project impact have increased to 10,000 students, 500 educators, 300 education leaders in 8 states and 20 countries.

Here's a refreshing look at technology applied to some of the world's most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, clean water, rural medicine. We live for these stories.

11/07/2013
OHHS involved in Globaloria educational game design class

Great article by The Fayette Tribune on the Globaloria class at Oak Hill High School in West Virginia! We're so proud!

“This class isn’t necessarily for the traditional student that will do well in school no matter what, but is geared more toward that student that needs a class like this to keep them coming back every day; in the same way that band, show choir, athletics or other extracurricular activities motivate some students to do well in school and show up every day. We have had students recognized for their accomplishments in this class, and that can’t help but raise their self-esteem." – Principal Tim Payton

It's not all fun and games in Roberta McGuire's Globaloria class at Oak Hill High School. McGuire ' the OHHS librarian/media specialist ' is instruct

Globaloria was selected by distinguished education judges to be one of 30 EdTech companies featured in the EdSurge's Sil...
11/06/2013

Globaloria was selected by distinguished education judges to be one of 30 EdTech companies featured in the EdSurge's Silicon Valley Tech for Schools Summit.

Globaloria was selected by distinguished education judges to be one of 30 EdTech companies featured in the EdSurge's Silicon Valley Tech for Schools Summit.

Globaloria was selected by distinguished education judges to be one of 30 EdTech companies featured in the EdSurge's Sil...
11/06/2013

Globaloria was selected by distinguished education judges to be one of 30 EdTech companies featured in the EdSurge's Silicon Valley Tech for Schools Summit.

Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver from Globaloria visited KIPP Heartwood Academy in San Jose, California to talk with...
11/06/2013

Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver from Globaloria visited KIPP Heartwood Academy in San Jose, California to talk with students about STEM, creativity in computing and game design. KIPP Bay Area Schools began their Globaloria journey in March 2012 at KIPP Heartwood Academy, modeling innovative STEM learning across the vibrant KIPP charter school network ensuring college and career success for all KIPP students.

Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver from Globaloria visited KIPP Heartwood Academy in San Jose, California to talk with students about STEM, creativity in computing and game design. KIPP Bay Area Schools began their Globaloria journey in March 2012 at KIPP Heartwood Academy, modeling innovative STEM learning across the vibrant KIPP charter school network ensuring college and career success for all KIPP students.

Here is a great infographic from Kodable on "5 Reasons to Tech Kids to Code". What reason would you add onto the list?
11/04/2013
5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code | Visual.ly

Here is a great infographic from Kodable on "5 Reasons to Tech Kids to Code". What reason would you add onto the list?

This infographic provides a deeper look into why it's beneficial for kids to learn how to code.

"[A]ccording to Code.org, computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average. Yet less than 2.4 percent...
11/01/2013
Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

"[A]ccording to Code.org, computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average. Yet less than 2.4 percent of college students graduate with a degree in computer science. This is not surprising, given that only 10 percent of high schools have computer programming classes, and only 30 percent of the states allow computer science to fulfill a math or science graduation requirement."

Over the decades, students have been required to take a foreign language in high school for reasons that relate to expanding communication abilities, furthering global awareness, and enhancing perspe

Happy Halloween, everyone! Enjoy some candy from our mascots of the day: Bamboo and Rocky!
10/31/2013

Happy Halloween, everyone! Enjoy some candy from our mascots of the day: Bamboo and Rocky!

There are just 2 more days to register for the "Game Making for Learning" Workshop, hosted by Globaloria and The Scholas...
10/29/2013
Game Making for Learning Workshop | EdSurge

There are just 2 more days to register for the "Game Making for Learning" Workshop, hosted by Globaloria and The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Limited spots left!

Globaloria and The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are teaming up to offer leaders in education an in-depth look at the award-winning Globaloria program. This workshop will introduce educators to the process of using game design as a tool to deepen student engagement in their own learning. The Globa...

10/28/2013

How's your Monday going? :) Please share any educational technology news that you were excited or inspired by during the weekend.

KIXEYE, a video game company, launched their Charitable Giving Program through a visit by 50 Globaloria students from He...
10/25/2013
KIXEYE

KIXEYE, a video game company, launched their Charitable Giving Program through a visit by 50 Globaloria students from Herman Intermediate Middle School in California on October 3rd.

Welcome to the KIXEYE Blog. Here you’ll find a variety of posts showcasing our extra-curricular activities and company culture. We’ll keep you up-to-date on fun events happening around the office and highlight what some of our amazing employees do outside of work.

BREAKING NEWS: NCWIT will be offering each 2014 National Award for Aspirations in Computing winner a $1,000 scholarship!...
10/23/2013
Aspirations in Computing Talent Development Initiative | National Center for Women & Information...

BREAKING NEWS: NCWIT will be offering each 2014 National Award for Aspirations in Computing winner a $1,000 scholarship!

Know a high school girl who loves computing? How about a technical young woman who is a creative coder and hacker?

Ask them to apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing by next Thursday, 10/31 on Halloween! Click the link for the application.

They will have the chance to win $500 cash, a laptop and a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 15, 2014.

Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. Since 2007, NCWIT has…

There are 15 tickets left for our Game-Making for Learning Workshop next Friday! Come learn about Globaloria at the Scho...
10/22/2013
Game-Making for Learning

There are 15 tickets left for our Game-Making for Learning Workshop next Friday! Come learn about Globaloria at the Scholastic Headquarters in New York City. Registration is open until next Thursday, Halloween night.

Many students spend a lot of time playing and thinking about video games. Globaloria, developed by World Wide Workshop, is the nation's most successful K-12 learning platform (or MOOC) aimed at using that love of video games to fully engage students, which furthering core educational objectives, com...

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