Google today launched a new portal, allowing access to all their Computer Science Education Programmes. In a blog post, Chris Stephenson (Head of Computer Science Education Programs) said:
Google has been a supportive partner in these efforts by developing high-quality learning programs, educational tools and resources to advance new approaches in computer science education. To make it easier for all students and educators to access this information, today we’re launching a CS EDU website that specifically outlines our initiatives in CS education.
Some current programs you’ll find there include:
- CS First: providing more than 360,000 middle school students with an opportunity to create technology through free computer science clubs
- Exploring Computational Thinking: sharing more than 130 lesson plans aligned to international standards for students aged 8 to 18
- igniteCS: offering support and mentoring to address the retention problem in diverse student populations at the undergraduate level in more than 40 universities and counting
- Blockly and other programming tools powering Code.org’s Hour of Code (2 million users)
- Google’s Made with Code: movement that inspires millions of girls to learn to code and to see it as a means to pursue their dream careers (more than 10 million unique visitors)
- …and many more!
Computer science education is a pathway to innovation, to creativity and to exciting career opportunities, and Google believes that all students deserve these opportunities. That is why we are committed to developing programs, resources, tools and community partnerships that make computer science engaging and accessible for all students. With the launch of our CS EDU website, all of these programs are at your fingertips.