Global Kids is excited to announce that NYC Haunts -- our signature program where youth create a mobile, augmented reality game exploring local history and contemporary issues -- is blasting out to three Global Kids schools this Spring!
In the summer of 2012, Global Kids, Inc. launched a beta test of its planned digital badging system.
The test was designed to provide feedback on the system to support a Fall launch throughout the entire organization.
This Global Kids’ Badging System is built on top of Learning Times’ BadgeStack, and is part of a broader badging
Education Week wrote a piece highlighting two
Online Leadership Programs -
New York City Haunts and Race to the White House.
The article discusses using out-of-school-time
as a space to foster digital technology skills
and how it impacts learning.
Teenagers in New York's jobs program worked this summer with
The skills I developed in VVP help with my understanding of team of work and that you can not always do things on your own. Sometime you need that extra help to get that project down the right way. Also to listen to your peers and take consideration of what they have to say because it might be important. So do not be rude and respect the safe space rule. That is really important. My biggest take away from this program is that I learn how to make a virtual movie with avatars and some cool facts about filming and tricks of the trade such as the 180 degree rule. This film was made to inform all the people in the world about the crisis we all face (health affects from climate change) because we are all one people no matter the race or place you were born. We all need to come together and shape the right and clean future for our next generations to come.
My participation in VVP has taught me to be more prepared for anything. It has changed my behavior and it has also changed my way of seeing things differently. The biggest take away from being a part of the VVP program was not spending time with my baseball team but at the end of the day, being apart of the VVP program was cooler. What I want people to learn about this film is that we all as a team worked very hard on this film. We also showed the health effects of climate change so what I want people to know is that we can heal the world and make it a better place.
Race to the White House is a Global Kids summer program where youth will develop a digital scavenger hunt with gps-enabled devices (geocaching) to create a public activity about the upcoming presidential election and its impact on issues of importance to our community and our country. The program will be used a one of the early beta sites for the Global Kids and the Hive NYC Learning Network badging systems.
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Submitted by CrystalOLP on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 19:29
Heyy Everyone , This is VVP Big Week. Where Finallizing Our 3min Clip on Climate change this week. Im So Excited. I Just Cant Wait to See The Finishing touches On the Clip. My Favrite Part Of This Film-making Process is That i Really Got to interact with everyone.
Submitted by BriannaOLP on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 19:24
My favorite part about film making is searching for sound effects. I know its wierd but its very fun to figure out what kind of sounds effects we should put in the movies. My favorite part was listening to every sound until you hear the right one. This is fun because some sounds are wierd and funny and it makes you laugh. What I am looking forward about this week is definitely getting paid and also finishing the movie. I can't wait to see the finishing touches of this movie and showing it to everyone.
Global Kids, Inc. - the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development - works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage.
The Global Kids Online Leadership Program (OLP) integrates a youth development approach and international and public policy issues into youth media programs that build digital literacy, foster substantive online dialogues, develop resources for educators, and promote civic participation.
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