Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Civics, News & Social Issue Content Check List

Hi all,

We have created a Civics, News Literacy & Social Issue Competition Content Check List for students creating games about these issues. This is a great tool to help students make top contender games! Students participating in the Globey Awards who are creating games about social issues can also use this check list. You can find the checklist here.

Email with any questions or comments.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nice Surprise

I was invited to attend the annual WVCTE Legislative Breakfast this morning in Charleston, WV. Little did I know that I was going to hear about Globaloria during this event. WV House of Delegates member Mary Poling, who is also the chair of the House Education Committee, said made some very surprising remarks. Ms. Poling stated that she had recently taken some time from her legislative duties to visit some schools in Barbour County. She said that one of the best educational programs that she had seen in a long time was Globaloria and discussed how the CTE game design class was working with a civics class to develop a game. Ms. Poling discussed how they had to work together to combine the two areas and we needed to be doing more activities like this.

Allyson McNaboe and Gerald Furby are the educators leading this collaboration. Check out what there students are doing to make such an impression on Ms. Poling!

Monday, February 6, 2012

National STEM Video Game Challenge Submissions

Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that the  2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge has opened for registration and submissions are due March 12, 2012.  Please share this with your students and encourage them to apply to the challenge.  Please note, students with finished games from the 2010-11 school year and Fall 2011 are still eligible to apply.

Globaloria students will be shining stars in these categories:
  • Written game design documents
  • Games made with any tool (Open Platform) - this includes Flash
  • Educational games made with any tool
Please let us know if any of your students plan to submit their game to the Challenge. If you have any questions email

Cash Grant for Science and Math

Hi everyone, we just wanted to let you know that the Intel School of Distinction Grant Competition is open for applications. This competition is for any school that demonstrates an exemplary math and science learning environment, and is open to all schools K-12. Many schools participating in Globaloria are perfect for this great opportunity! Eighteen winning schools will receive a cash grant of USD 5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional USD 5,000 cash grant for a total of USD 10,000. One of these winners will be selected as the "Star Innovator" and will receive an additional USD 15,000 grant for a total of USD 25,000.

Visit the Intel Education website for more information and the application needed to register. Applications are due February 23, 2012. Feel free to email us if you need assistance with the application. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Digital Learning Day Success!

The Globaloria Team would like to thank all of you and your students for your amazing efforts in making the first ever Digital Learning Day such a success. We received national coverage! Check out the press page to see the articles and news clips about your schools and browse through these photos.

If you have not already done so, please submit any photos, stories and blogs to be included to The Digital Learning Day Video Challenge Contest is also accepting submissions until March 2, 2012. Students and educators are both encouraged to participate.

Stay tuned for a more comprehensive recap of the day.