Googleis marking the 50 th anniversary of kids discovering ways to code with the release of a brand-new Doodle that functions as an interactive computer game.

Google’s homepage includes the video game made by Google and scientists from MIT Scratch! whose objective includes “developing new ways for new kids to express themselves creatively through coding.”

Thevideo game entitled Coding for Carrots, includes users putting together code series in order to assist an animated bunny browse a block labyrinth.

Thestructure is influenced by Logo, the very first coding language developed for kids in the 1960 s by Seymour Papert and scientists at MIT.

“With Logo, children could program the movements of a turtle, giving them the opportunity to explore ideas in math and science. Papert and his colleagues envisioned that computers could eventually be used by all children as a powerful tool for learning. They saw coding as a way for kids to develop confidence and fluency with a piece of powerful, modern, and one-day ubiquitous technology,”states MIT’s Champika Fernando who dealt with Coding for Carrots and utilized Logo as a kid.

“This week, millions of people around the world can and will have their first experience with coding. 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. My hope is that people will find this first experience appealing and engaging, and they’ll be encouraged to go further. In some ways, it’s very different from my first coding experience many years ago, but I hope it will be just as inspiring and influential for them,”Fernando continued.

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Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years of Kids Coding by: Pamela Hendrix published:


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