A child in class

Year: 2010

Running Time: 8:01

Organization: The World Wide Workshop Foundation

Genre: Education/Documentary Featurette

Website: http://www.worldwideworkshop.org

Mission of Work: These video vignettes document the thoughts of 6th grade students and the administrators at their school in East Austin on the impact of Globaloria, an innovative course where the students design and program their own educational web-games using a social network for learning. Students imagine and build original web games that teach math or science skills, while exploring a social issue theme that is important to them and to their community in East Austin. Game topics to date have included teen pregnancy, obesity and protecting the environment.

Director: Andrew Watson

Producer: Shannon Sullivan