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Ahmed A. GK Trainer ​Third and fourth graders at PS 96 in East Harlem are our youngest students participating in Global Kids programming this school year.  All year, I’ve had a chance to lead GK’s DLL elementary school program, MakerSquad, and have had a great time with...

Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant As fun as Scratch can be, at the end of the school year, right before summer break, middle schoolers can get Scratched Out. But the semester isn’t over! Thus, DLL recently got creative with teaching the more nitty-gritty (read:...

Iram J. Students at John Adams show off the signature pose they came up with for our Girl Hack club! Senior TrainerThis week, students in our Girl Hack programs at John Adams High School and William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens finalized the...

Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant This Wednesday, DLL at P.S. 109 added a very hands-on component to its game design curriculum with the introduction of Makey Makey controllers to students' work with Scratch. Makeys resemble an old-school Nintendo controller - two buttons and a...

Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant Today DLL was at the Movable Game Jam, an event series with "multiple educators, organizations, and individuals coming together to put on an event to introduce youth to game design." The goal is to use social and political themes...

Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant ​Happy holidays! Digital Learning and Leadership is midway through another school year, and we’re going strong with our Playing 4 Keeps program in middle schools around New York! As video game technology improves, students are constantly realizing the ability of...

By Sara Vogel This summer, youth channeled the stories of yet another set of New York City "ghosts" through our signature NYC Haunts program -- this time, at New Directions Secondary School in the Bronx.A multi-age, diverse group of elementary, middle, and high schoolers, along with...

By Pia OLP at Global Kids is getting ready to kick off this year’s Summer NYC Haunts program at two participating middle school camps. We are excited for GK's young people to explore NYC's history through the creation of location-based games that take players...

By Sara Vogel On two Fridays in June, the OLP team ran Grow a Game workshops at Hofstra University's iDesign Student Conferences to cap off and celebrate a year of hard work at Long Island-based after school game design clubs. Pia Steffes, an Adelphi University Community Fellow working...

By Sara ​Vogel This past weekend at the youth digital media challenge, Emoti-Con, a whopping ten teams of youth representing eight Global Kids school sites showcased games and other projects they had spent the year or semester developing.Beaming with pride, they spoke to judges and other passersby...

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