Globaloria Courses

Our catalogue of courses for PreK-12th Grade, emphasizes project-based, standards-aligned curriculum for harnessing the appeal of making video games to inspire student learning and interest in Computer Science and Coding Education (CS), Career and Technical Education (CTE), STEM Electives, and CORE subjects.

Explore our recommended Course Pathways for a multi-year sequence of Globaloria courses
that can support various areas of learning.

100 Level

100 – Game Inventor
(JavaScript)

An Introduction to Computer Science for Early Childhood and Lower Elementary School Students

102 – Essentials of Game Design
(Game Mechanics)

Practice fundamental digital literacy skills and learn how to participate in a blended-learning CS class. Learn foundational concepts of game design, game mechanics and coding.

101 – Essentials of Coding
(JavaScript)

Learn the foundations of prototyping and coding and master computer science concepts such as variables, functions and comments. Practice basic digital literacy skills using the JavaScript programming language  and learn how to participate in a blended-learning CS class.

101 – Fundamentos de Programación
(JavaScript)

Learn the foundations of prototyping and coding and master computer science concepts such as variables, functions and comments. Practice basic digital literacy skills using the JavaScript programming language  and learn how to participate in a blended-learning CS class.

101 – Essentials of Coding: ELL
(JavaScript)

Learn the foundations of prototyping and coding and master computer science concepts such as variables, functions and comments. Practice basic digital literacy skills using the JavaScript programming language  and learn how to participate in a blended-learning CS class.

200 Level

201a – Intro to Computer Science: Web Design
(HTML, CSS)

Plan and prototype an educational game, then build a website to present it. Learn the fundamental concepts of game design, game mechanics and coding while using HTML and CSS to create a customized website.

201b – Intro to Computer Science: Game Design
(HTML, CSS, JS)

Build the action games designed in Intro to Computer Science: Web Design, taking them from bare-bones prototypes to polished browser-based games. Deepen game design expertise and gain experience programming in Javascript.

Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Science: Web Design

202a – Game Design and Coding:
Hidden Object Game
(Flash, AS)

Research, design and program an educational Flash game while learning the basics of game design, animation, and coding in Flash Professional Software.

202b – Game Design and Coding: Action Game
(Flash, AS)

Use the Flash Professional Software introduced in Game Design and Coding: Hidden Object Game to design a fast-paced educational 'Action' game, deepening design, animation and programming skills.  

Prerequisite: Game Design and Coding: Hidden Object Game

203 – Mobile App Design and Coding:
Side-Scrolling Game
 (Flash, AS)

Learn to design and code a game that leverages mobile-device features, like touch screen and small screen size. Export and test on mobile devices.

Prerequisite: Game Design and Coding: Action Game

300 Level

301 – Teamwork CS: Game Development in Teams 
(Flash, AS)

Deepen design, programming and teamwork skills. Collaboratively create a complex learning game using a professional process.

Prerequisite: Game Design and Coding: Action Game

 

302 – 3D Game Design and Coding: Adventure Game
(Unity, JS)

Learn to develop a 3D adventure game that is fun and educational using JavaScript code and the Unity game design environment.

Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Science: Game Design

303 – Game Design for Computer Science and Design Thinking
(JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Unity)

Take the Intro to Computer Science: Web Design, Intro to Computer Science: Game Design and 3D Game Design & Coding: Adventure Game courses as a 2-semester sequence. Learn basics of iterative game design, prototyping, and coding by creating an educational game with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Learn to develop a 3D adventure game with JavaScript and Unity.

304 – Game Design for Computer Science with Team Project
(Flash, AS)

Take the Game Design and Coding: Hidden Object Game, Game Design and Coding: Action Game and Teamwork CS: Game Development in Teams courses as a 2-semester sequence. Learn to design and code two small games using an iterative engineering process, then form teams to collaboratively build a complex learning game.

 

One Hour Coding Activities (Free Trial)

MakeQuest Coding Game
(JavaScript)

Learn to edit JavaScript code through a playful action game, and master computer science concepts like variables and functions.
(Free Lesson Plan included)

MakeQuest: Science Coding Game
(JavaScript)

Learn to edit JavaScript code through a science action game, and master computer science concepts like variables and functions.
(Free Lesson Plan included)

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Learn Game Design & Coding with Java, PHP, Python, C, C++, SQL and Data-Sims.

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How Kids Learn with Globaloria

Globaloria courses are built around a collaborative, iterative design process we call
the "6 Ps."
In the process of designing their own educational game, students will--

Play to discover what makes a great educational game.
Plan their ideas in writing to organize them.
Prototype their games to test their concepts on potential users.
Program their games in JavaScript or ActionScript.
Publish and present their designs, code, and games online.
Participate in a social learning network to give and receive coding help and design feedback.

Students follow these steps, and repeat them as needed, to turn their idea into a game they can be proud of.

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Standards Alignment

Globaloria supports the principles and goals of national and state education standards by teaching computing, higher-order thinking, literacy and digital citizenship skills through hands-on learning.

Topic by topic alignments have been created for: Next Generation Science Standards, CSTA, ISTE NETS, Common Core (ELA and Math)

Our courses are aligned with State Standards including the TEKS (Texas), A-G (California), ALEX (Alabama) and more.

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Globey Awards

Every student who completes and posts their game and project milestones on Globaloria's blended learning platform is eligible for nomination during our annual Globey Awards competition.

Winners are chosen by special guest judges, experts in gaming, technology and education, and receive prizes like laptops and game design software that facilitate their continued learning.

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See Our Implementation Models

See how our courses can be used as stand-alone classes, or as project add-ons within another class.

 

Learn more about how Globaloria can help your school.