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Today's Google Doodle Is an Adorable Coding Lesson for Kids

04 Декабря, 2017, 22:49 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Google Celebrates 50 Years of Kids Coding Languages With an Interactive Doodle

"With today's Doodle is the first Doodle code in history, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the programming language, coding for kids". The first of its kind Doodle has been created in conjunction between the Google Doodle Team, the Google Blockly team, and researchers from MIT Scratch.

Players piece together directions using coding blocks at the bottom of the screen, which program the rabbit's movements around the different courses. But that excitement somehow drowned out because even in the early 90's computer monitors at least here in India were still monochrome, expensive and added little value to our daily lives, not enough for us to even call them "practical" in any way imagined.

Blockly is another visual coding editor, that is not just created to be kid friendly.

Designed in 1967 by Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon, Logo is a language often associated with turtle graphics, vector (line-based) graphics drawn on a coordinate plane using a relative cursor.

This week is also Computer Science Education Week, which also makes it the ideal time to look back on 50 years of kids coding.

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MIT's Champika Fernando said in Google's post about kids coding that Scratch is "designed to be less intimidating than typical programming languages, but just as powerful and expressive". It's something I played with in computer class back in the '80s.

There's a wealth of tools at yours and your children's disposal to help them learn to code online and this Google Doodle is just the start.

Well, today's Google Doodle is a good reminder of how the past is not exactly the past and how we need to change the way we learn to prepare for the future. To mark the occasion, they have created the first ever coding doodle - Coding for Carrots. It also includes a link to Teacher Resources in case you plan to teach code in the classroom.

"It makes me happy to think of all of the nine-year-olds who will get their first coding experience playing with today's Doodle", Fernando said.

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