Today's Google Doodle created to teach kids how to code

Today's Google Doodle created to teach kids how to code

Today's Google Doodle created to teach kids how to code

Scratch was developed at MIT and was created to be less intimidating than typical programming languages, but just as powerful and expressive. Champika Fernando, Director of Communications, Scratch Team, stated, "Long before personal computers, Seymour Papert and researchers at MIT developed Logo, which helped children to program the movements of a turtle, giving them the opportunity to explore ideas in math and science".

That's not so different from how kids coding language Logo worked. New it allowed us to give visibility to teaching programming.

Way back in the 1960s, researchers at MIT created Logo, an early programming language designed to teach children the basics of instruction-based coding. A tweet by Google Doodles, said that it is Google's "VERY FIRST coding #GoogleDoodle" The interactive google doodle invites the user to collect carrots using code blocks and is called "Coding for Carrots". Although his name is not too known, this person has created once a ballpoint pen. While there are multiple ways to program a solution, the Google Doodle encourages you to find the shortest, or most efficient one. Papert and his colleagues envisioned that computers could eventually be used by all children as a powerful tool for learning. How did you do on Coding for Carrots? They saw coding as a way for kids to develop confidence and fluency with a piece of powerful, modern, and one-day ubiquitous technology.

It's an annual programme that's dedicated to inspiring school students to take an interest in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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Google Doodles have done a great many things over the years, from memorialising famous figures from history, to celebrating special dates, and that time everyone got to play Pac-Man at work.

While there are in-person, free Hour of Code programs at Apple and Microsoft stores around the world, Google's on-your-desktop approach certainly has the widest reach. "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", says Fernando.

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