A New Website from Google to Help Students Learn Coding April 22, 2016 Google has recently launched a new interesting website called Computer Science Education to help students learn coding and computer science. Google Computer Science Education provides a collection of powerful tools, resources and programs to engage students in learning about the wonders of computer science. It also provides them with a number of scholarships, internships, residences and several other resources to help them develop their professional and technical skills. The three main sections in the website are: A- Learn Computer Science This page includes a plethora of resources and programs designed specifically for students and educators.
Kodu Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Programming as a Creative Medium ISTE-CTN - Monthly Newsletter Readings Skip to main content Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now and do "back to school" in style. guest| Join | Help | Sign In guest SAM Labs Raises $8.9M Series A2 Round to Introduce Coding Kits to More Schools In front of Joachim Horn lay several white blocks small enough to fit in the palm of his hand. He attached an equally small wheel to one of the blocks, and with some taps on a tablet computer, the block became a working motor and the wheel whirred to life. It was a simple demonstration of products sold through his company, SAM Labs, which sells kits to teach hands-on lessons around designing, building and tweaking programs. Horn believes simplicity is a key to making science and technology interesting to not only students, but their teachers. “There is a misconception that you need to be very technical to teach STEAM,” says the 28-year-old CEO of SAM Labs.
3 Reasons Students Aren’t Into Computer Science—Yet I attended Everest Public High School in Redwood City, Calif., and during the years that I was in high school, never once did I hear about computer science, coding or hackathons. To this day, I still do not have a clear idea of what those phrases really mean. However, I am not the only one who seems to be in the dark.