Globaloria is a new course offered in selected schools across West Virginia. Students learn to create educational web-games using a social network for learning. In the Globaloria class students work independently and in small teams to develop their original games from an idea to a finished product. Students learn hands-on through an online game design and programming curriculum (not a textbook) using Adobe Flash. They learn to use a wiki, make social profile pages and team game pages,produce and post interactive game content, prototype videos, simulations,graphics, music and sound effects, and write blogs about their gaming ideas and content research. They collaborate and receive feedback from classmates,educators and students at other schools, and professional game makers. This course is suitable for students at all levels (no prior web design or programming skills are needed). Globaloria students can also enter game competitions and win prizes. West Virginia is leading the nation in offering college-level game-making courses at public schools to target STEM learning and Civics engagement.Support for Globaloria is provided by Governor and FirstLady Manchin, the West Virginia Department of Education, the WV Department of Education and the Arts ,Benedum Foundation, Verizon WV, Knight Foundation, Caperton Fund, West Virginia University, and Marshall University and the World Wide Workshop Foundation. The Globaloria Curriculum has been customized for different grade-levels (in middle school and high school) and applied to various topics and subjects(Mathematics, Social Studies, Biology, etc.) When taught as a Game Design I and II course it uses WVEIS #7692. It’s aligned with West Virginia’s Content Standards (CSOs) and 21st Century Skills (Global21). Comprehensive professional development summer training programs and ongoing training is supported throughout the academic year are provided for participating educators,principals and superintendents. To apply, please click https://wvde.state.wv.us/globaloria/ There are some groups outside of West Virginia who are using Globaloria. - Note that we do NOT support/provide "Globaloria Professional DevelopmentTraining and Resources" unless to educators who are selected bySuperintendents and principals, and who are fully committed (and funded) to deliver and lead Globaloria courses in their schools, daily90-minutes per day, two semesters, 1:1 computers, high speed Internet, Flash, etc.. The requirements.. Infrastructure Requirement page and application link in West Virginia as an example: https://wvde.state.wv.us/globaloria/Application.html Research http://www.WorldWideWorkshop.org/reports
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