Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Globaloria Games Wanted!

Scholastic Ar & Writing AwardsExciting news! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition that celebrates students’ creative talents, is inviting Globaloria teams to submit their completed games for recognition!

Please reach out to students with completed games – students from past years, or second year students – and invite them to apply. You, the teacher, can also submit a student's game on his or her behalf.

Submissions are due before December 15th, so please circulate and encourage today!

Last year, a Globaloria student won gold prize for game design and was invited to Carnegie Hall in NYC to receive his award! Please notify your students about this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks, Giving Back

Globaloria is all about changing the way we learn and grow as a community. Our responsibilities as educated citizens extend outside the classroom, as we recognize our places as contributors to a globally conscious society.

Since Hurricane Sandy hit our hometown area in New York City, members of the Workshop team have been actively involved in the relief efforts. We have been collecting donations that are distributed in the affected areas and also lending a helping hand in the field.

Here I am with my trusty gloves & boots @ Randall's Island!

Last week I volunteered in an effort to clean up Randall’s Island Park, a beautiful place where many local schools take field trips.Volunteering was a nice bonding and networking experience with the others out there. It also heightened my consciousness and awareness of my place in the world. All that plastic and pollution in the water- it made me so happy to work in an office that consciously recycles. As I became tired raking, I was so grateful for my 4 limbs and strength that others may not have- and I was happy to put it to good use, as I hadn't done manual labor in awhile! 

What are you thankful for this season? Please share your stories.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Jaime, Special Projects Coordinator at the World Wide Workshop

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Announcing: Globeys 2013

We are thrilled to announce the 2012-2013 Globaloria Game Design Competitions...aka The Globeys
This celebration of student work in Globaloria culminates with an award ceremony in the spring, where outstanding students are recognized with exciting prizes! (think laptops, drawing tablets...)

NEW this year: Students do not have to register for the Globeys. To be eligible, students must upload milestone projects to their Team Page by the assigned deadline.Their Team Page now features a Globey status so students can see whether they're on track. It's easier than ever to participate!

Also, for the first time ever Hidden Object Games will be eligible for Globeys recognition. Stay tuned for more on this!

Find the deadlines for your students below & start spreading the word!

WV, TX, CA - Full Year Program
  1. Paper Prototype - Jan 25
  2. Game Demo - March 1
  3. Game Presentation - May 15
  4. Final Game - May 17  
WV - Fall Semester Program
  1. Paper Prototype - Dec 10
  2. Game Demo - Dec 15
  3. Game Presentation - Jan 15
  4. Final Game - Jan 20

WV - Spring Semester Program 
  1. Paper Prototype - March 15
  2. Game Demo - April 15
  3. Game Presentation - May 15
  4. Final Game -  May 17

NY- Full Year Program
  1. Paper Prototype - March 1
  2. Game Demo - May 1
  3. Game Presentation - June 5
  4. Final Game -  June 7
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Friday, November 9, 2012

November 13 Mini Workshop

Happy Friday Everybody!

Rock n' Roll y'all!!

Just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone about our upcoming Mini Workshop on TUESDAY November, 13 2012 at 7 pm EST (6 pm CT, 4 pm ET). The topics covered in Tuesday's session will include: How to request Professional Game Reviews, Information about this year's Globey Awards, and a lesson on Drawing & Animating in Flash!

Please complete the assignment on the November Mini Workshop page and post your work! Make sure to bring your questions to Tuesday's session.

Thanks guys!