At first glance York’s new coding program might sound like it’s all fun and games – and it is fun – but students will be learning some valuable skills and reinforcing their academic studies while doing it!
Globaloria, winner of a 2013 Microsoft Education Award, teaches students how to code, process and design computer games that teach their peers academic subjects such as Environmental Science, History, Math and Current Events. In order to design the games a student must devise a set of questions that will be answered as players try to gain points and progress from one level to the next. This might involve identifying acids and bases or correctly answering questions about historical facts. It’s both content and skill building all in one neat package.