Google Scratch: Kids Coding Languages With Coding For Carrots

Dec 4, 2017 • 7:27 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

Today on the Google home page is a special interactive Google Doodle that helps kids learn how to code. It is to celebrate 50 years since kids programming languages during the Computer Science Education Week.

They built a Doodle to let anyone code in the Scratch programming language - similar to the LOGO language they taught many kids back in the 80s and 90s.

Google wrote:

With today’s Doodle -- the first coding Doodle ever -- we celebrate fifty years of coding languages for kids by “Coding for Carrots.” In the interactive Doodle, you program and help a furry friend across 6 levels in a quest to gather its favorite food by snapping together coding blocks based on the Scratch programming language for kids.

Like Logo, Scratch was developed at MIT and builds on Papert’s early ideas about kids and computers. It’s designed to be less intimidating than typical programming languages, but just as powerful and expressive.

You can code using the Doodle on the Google home page or over here.

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