Technology Requirements

Globaloria courses run on technologies that are commonly available in schools. Our blended learning platform is online and can be accessed from any internet-connected computer. Certain courses also require locally-installed software.  See details below.

Technology Requirements (All Courses)

High Speed Internet Access
• Minimum: 20+ MB/s download, 5+ MB/s upload
• Recommended: 30+ MB/s download, 5+ MB/s upload

Computer for each student during class (1:1) with:
• An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
• 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
• 1024x768 display (1280x800+ recommended)
• Windows 7+, OS X Mavericks 10.9+, or Chrome OS
• 2+ modern browser installed: Any recent desktop version of Chrome and Firefox (recommended), Safari or Edge
• Standard 3-button mouse

Smartboard or Projector
Computer Speakers (for presentations)
Digital Still/Video camera (1 per class)
Headphones (1 per student recommended)
Drawing Tablets (1 per 2 students, optional)

Cloud-Based Courses (Essentials of Coding, Essentials of Game Design, Intro to CS: Web Design, Intro to CS: Game Design)

Chromebooks may be used for these courses
Installed software (Mac and PC users): 2+ browsers (Firefox and Chrome recommended)

Courses Using Animate CC or Flash (Game Design & Coding: Hidden Object Game, Game Design & Coding: Action Game, Mobile App Design & Coding: Side-Scrolling Game, Teamwork CS: Game Development in Teams)

• Additional Hardware Requirements:

    • 5 GB free hard drive space for installed software
    • 1024x768 display (for Flash Pro 5.5 / 6 / CC)
    • 1024x900 display (for Flash CC 2014 ver., Animate CC)

• Installed Software

    • Flash Professional software (CS 5.5 or 6, Flash CC, or Animate CC)
    • 2+ browsers recommended with Flash Player plugin
    • Quicktime 7.7+ (PC) or 10+ (Mac)

Courses Using Unity (3D Game Design & Coding: Adventure Game)

• Additional Hardware Requirements

    • Graphics card with DirectX 9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities (most systems since 2004 are compatible)
    • 5GB free hard drive space for installed software
    • 200+ MB free disk space for each student

• Installed Software:

    • Unity 3D Software, version 5.3
    • 2+ Browsers (Firefox and Chrome recommended)

      • At least one compatible with the Unity Web Player (i.e. Firefox)
      • Both with most recent updates

• Additional File Management Requirements

    • Students must be able to use the same computer during each Globaloria class
    • Students must be able to save files to local hard drive of their assigned computer

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