Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Globaloria Students Work Overtime

Last Saturday, 45 students and 3 teachers at Overfelt High School in San Jose, CA, put in extra hours of programming to accelerate the development of their Globaloria games. Spirits were high -- fueled by pizza! -- and the successful Hackathon resulted in completion of many programming milestones.  

Bravo to these hard workers!
An Overfelt HS student hacks away at his Globaloria game.

 Interested in scheduling a Hackathon at your school? Email

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Straight from the Help Desk! -- March Edition

Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Happy Wednesday everyone!

It is March, and that means that Globey deadlines are approaching soon. The next big deadline for many of your students in the Game Demo, due in early April. For a full list of deadlines for your area, please see any of the following links.

Via the World Wide Workshop homepage (available to all)
Via Globaloria Central (available to registered users, including students)
Via the Globaloria Educators platform (available to registered teachers only)

Moreover, since many of your students have been using Globaloria and programming for some time, they may need a refresher. Check out the Actionscript Cheat Sheet as a helpful reference for your students' team or hidden object games. It reviews syntax, programming topics, and some other things that your student might need for their projects.

There is a printable version of this page, as well as many other great resources on your school's Help Center!

Have a great day! =D

Friday, March 8, 2013

Famous Faces Support Students Learning to Code

What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and entertainer agree on
Kids need to learn computer programming.

Watch this video from featuring tech leaders explaining why learning to code is so essential for today's students.

Share the video with your Globaloria classes!