Tom Heywood,
Managing Director, Bowles & Rice & Globaloria-WV Advisor

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Globaloria Selected as SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partner

June 3, 2014

Globaloria was selected as a Emerging Private Sector Partner by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), out of a highly competitive pool of applications. With this honor, Globaloria was recognized as an emerging company with the capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education, and the potential to scale on a state-wide and multi-state basis. Amber Oliver, VP of Operations and Partnerships, will represent Globaloria at the Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Atlanta, GA. Read the press release here.

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Globaloria Featured in Texas Business School Publication (pg. 12-13)

May 28, 2014

Globaloria was selected to participate in the Innovation Zone at the Texas Association of School Administrators' (TASA) Midwinter Conference, the largest congregation of school leaders in Texas, and was featured in the May issue of the Texas School Business publication. Read our featured on page 12-13 here.

Markets for Good Interview – Globaloria: A Conversation with Dr. Idit Harel

May 25, 2014

Dr. Idit Harel was interviewed by Markets for Good about coding and STEM learning through game design and the impact on education. Read the interview here.

Huffington Post: Coding is the New Writing for Developing Self Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems

May 21, 2014

In response to The New York Times's Room for Debate topic on "Computing in the Classroom", Idit Harel shared the key idea that coding brings to the classroom where kids will experience deep learning and thinking that will lead them to become successful creators in the future. Read the full article here.

Globaloria Team from The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria are High School Finalists in MIT's Dream It. Code It. Win It.'s Competition

May 1, 2014

Globaloria students from The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria became finalists in the High School division of the MIT's "Dream It. Code It. Win It." competition with their eco-friendly game, "Code Green". The competition is a software contest organized by MIT, and finalists were decided through votes on social media and a panel of judges. Finalists were awarded prizes at the Awards Ceremony in NY on May 1st, where the students got to meet distinguished influences such as Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) and Teresa A. Dahlberg (Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art). See the full list of finalists of the High School Division here.

Globaloria Nominated as Innovation Finalist for 2014 REVERE Awards

April 28, 2014

Globaloria was nominated as a Finalist for the Innovation Awards at the 2014 REVERE Awards. The REVERE Awards program is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, this annual event continues a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators and administrators. The Innovation Awards recognizes the most original and forward-thinking products on the market. See the press release and the full list of finalists. Winners will be announced on June 4th at the REVERE Awards Gala at the Content in Context (CIC) conference in the Capital Hilton at Washington, DC.

Interview on American ED TV: Globaloria Founder Idit Harel on Coding through Games

April 23, 2014

In Phoenix, Arizona, Idit Harel, President, was interviewed by Dr. Rod Berger, Host of the Core of Education, about Globaloria's impact on education and motivations into creating the program. Watch the interview here.

Interview at Skoll World Forum: President Idit Harel Discusses Social Progress

April 12, 2014

In an interview with Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Idit Harel, President, explained why coding is the new writing and how it will be a common language for future leaders of social development. Watch the interview here.

Q&A: Shubha Tuljapurkar Helps Silicon Valley Kids Learn to Code

April 11, 2014

Shubha Tuljapurkar, Globaloria Network Director, West, was interviewed by Mercury News for her work in California in helping student develop skills in STEM education through game design and programming. Read the full interview here.

Globaloria Named 2014 SIIA CODiE Education Finalist for Best Project-Centered Learning

March 31, 2014

Globaloria was named an Education finalist for the Best Project-Centered Learning Solution in the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards. Winners will be announced on May 13. Read the press release and see the full list of finalists here.

Globaloria Student Wins NCWIT Award for Aspiration in Computing

March 24, 2014

Globaloria student, Sarah Baldwin, at Grafton High School, qualified as Runner-Up for the Western and Central Pennsylvania/West Virginia NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing related achievements and interests. Award recipients are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Watch her interview here.

Huffington Post: 'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills' – What Should Be Taught and Tested?

March 20, 2014

Idit's recent blog post on Huffington Post Education, 'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills': What Should Be Taught and Tested?, is a response to Tom Friedman's The New York Times article on February 23 How to Get a Job at Google and how 'soft skills' or leadership, innovation, humility, teamwork, and ownership can be taught and measured to prepare students for 21st-century positions.

Time Warner Cable News: East Austin College Prep Globaloria Students Ready for SXSWEdu

March 4, 2014

Globaloria students at East Austin College Prep Academy in Austin, Texas were interviewed by Time Warner Cable News as they prepared their original education and STEM games to be shown at SXSWedu, the leading conference for education innovaton. Watch the full video here.

Do512 Family: Globaloria Class Featured at East Austin College Prep Academy Open House

February 17, 2014

Jamie Jett from Do512 Family visited the East Austin College Prep Academy Open House and chronicled her experience in the Globaloria classroom seeing first-hand the "game-design studio" and playing student-created games using the Globaloria curriculum. Read the full story here.

Press Release: Globaloria Receives a 2014 Google RISE Award

February 3, 2014

Globaloria named a recipient of a 2014 Google RISE Award for helping to build the next generation of digital leaders by engaging girls and underrepresented students in computer science learning. Read the press release here and visit the Google RISE website.

Huffington Post: It's CSEdWeek – Jump In and Try Doing Computer Science!

December 12, 2013

Idit's recent blog post on Huffington Post Education, It's CSEdWeek: Jump In and Try Doing Computer Science!, focuses on the history of Computer Science Education Week and the impact of "Hour of Code", a global computer literacy campaign aimed to demystify computer science for students. Idit highlights how the initiative calls for schools, teachers and parents to help introduce more than 10 million students of all ages to computer programming and how Globaloria is participating in this mission.

Globaloria Selected as CIO 20 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers

December 4, 2013

Globaloria selected as one of CIO 20 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers in 2013, and recognized as mitigating the skill gap to power the change towards digital citizenship. Read our feature here.

Globaloria Students Awards Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Leaders on Fast Track (LOFT) Video Game Innovation Fellowships

December 2, 2013

Globaloria students, Geraldine A., Daniela L. and Michelle R. M., from The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria are recipients of the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship for their game, “Animal Frenzy”, and are awarded $1,000 grants for creating a video game that seeks solutions to problems in their communities. Read the Press Release here.

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Globaloria Chosen as District Administration 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

December 1, 2013

Globaloria chosen as a District Administration 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. Winners are chosen from 1,800+ unique nominations sent by K-12 leaders, recognizing the products that inspire innovation in the world of education. See our feature here.

Huffington Post: Don’t Give Up on MOOCs

November 21, 2013

Idit’s recent blog post on Huffington Post Education, Don’t Give Up on MOOCs, is a response to Fast Company’s article about Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity and its “pivot” from being a technology disrupter of higher education to focusing on corporate-sponsored job training. Idit highlights the features, purpose and accomplishments that good MOOCs can create, using Globaloria as an example.

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton Named a Disruptor Foundation Fellow

November 13, 2013

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, World Wide Workshop and Globaloria Founder and President, named a Disruptor Foundation Fellow, recognizing her as an accomplished and promising innovator who applies trans-disciplinary approaches in her work and daily life to further the study and application of disruptive innovation.

The Fayette Tribune: Oak Hill High School Involved in Globaloria Education Game Design Class

November 6, 2013

Being the first Globaloria class in Fayette County in West Virginia, Oak Hill High School was interviewed by The Fayette Tribune on the impact learning computer science, game design and coding had on their students. Read the full story here.

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Coding Nation: The Kapor Center Coding Landscape 2013 Report and Database

October 7, 2013

The Kapor Center for Social Impact collected information on 300+ programs and software that teaches youth and adults elements of computer science and coding They released the information in Coding Nation, their 2013 Report and Database. The report has an introductory note and shoutout to Globaloria from Jennifer Arguello, tech writer for, advisor to the Kapor Center and Chair of the Globaloria in Silicon Valley Advisory Board.

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Silicon Valley Education Foundation Awards Globaloria the 2013 STEM Innovation Award in Science

September 30, 2013

Globaloria was announced the winner of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation 2013 STEM Innovation Award in Science Education Category. The SVEF STEM Awards are given in recognition of pioneering people and programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Award winners represent the nation's top programs in STEM education. Read the press release here.

Press Release: Globaloria Named a 2013 Laureate of The Tech Awards

September 24, 2013

Globaloria was named a Laureate of The Tech Awards 2013 in the Microsoft Education Award category. One of the premier humanitarian awards programs in the world, The Tech Awards recognize 10 global innovators each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards is a signature initiative of the Tech Museum of Innovation. Read the press release here.

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Harvard's Ed. Magazine: Make Coding Mandatory

September 2013

The September issue of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Ed. Magazine asked education visionaries and practitioners to share one big idea worth spreading. Idit expands on her view that "coding is the new literacy," explaining why it should be mandatory in K-12 education system.

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MindCet Spotlights Idit's Favorite Games

September 3, 2013

Israeli edtech innovation center MindCet featured Idit in its quarterly Snapshot report, Kids & Digital Games. Idit reflected on her favorite digital games from over the years, rounding up the many entertainment and education games that have shaped her philosophies of today. Read the report here.

EdSurge: Video Game Design Requires Interdisciplinary Skills

August 20, 2013

In her guest blog on EdSurge, Video Games: The Shoebox Diorama of the Future, Dr. Idit Harel Caperton suggests learning to make quality video games requires more than just programming skills. Video game design engages story-telling, perspective-taking and knowledge representation abilities, making it a valuable project-based learning opportunity for any class.

Knight Foundation Blog: Empowering Silicon Valley Kids through Globaloria

August 16, 2013

Workshop funder Knight Foundation spotlights Globaloria summer camps that were held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley this summer. Read the blog, which illustrates how learning to create with technology through Globaloria engages these youth in their own development as digitally literate citizens.

Huffington Post: Silicon Valley Invests in Disruptive Education

August 16, 2013

Idit's recent blog on Huffington Post Impact, Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?, calls for big tech corporations to invest in innovative education initiatives that will address the digital divide plaguing not only Silicon Valley, but the nation and the world.

Idit Guest Blogs at Stanford Social Issue Review

July 25, 2013

Stanford Social Issue Review featured Dr. Idit Harel Caperton's reflections on the Games for Change Festival and the need to support the movement of games for good in this guest blog.

Women Rock Science Features NYC Globeys

July 2, 2013

Women Rock Science, a website dedicated to celebrating the STEM-related accomplishments of women, featured the First Annual NYC Globey Awards Ceremony in a post titled, 40 High Girls Become Game Designers in 1 Year. Read more here.

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