Technology in School

CODING

Updates on teaching and learning around coding and programming.


Google, Gallup Research Diversity Gaps in Computer Science
CS IS NOT FOR ALL: Google and Gallup have partnered to research diversity gaps in computer science, specifically looking at underrepresented girls, blacks and Hispanics. On Tuesday, findings showed black and Hispanic students are likelier (1.5 and 1.7 times) than white students to be very interesting in learning computer science...
Girls Who Code Launches Community-Building App for Young Female Coders
HEY GIRL: National nonprofit Girls Who Code has launched its Girls Who Code Loop app, a community for female coders to meet and get to know each other. Available on iOS and Android for free, the aps includes announcements college, jobs and internships related to coding, as well as a space for users to comment and ask questions of each other...
Now Available on iPads: Apple’s Free Coding Game, Swift Playground
EVERYONE CAN CODE, proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s annual theatrical keynote. For students, Cook also hopes that a new game, Swift Playgrounds, will get them hooked on a specific programming language—Swift—that is now used to develop the company’s mobile, desktop, watch and television products...
Finally, a Coding Game You Can Eat!
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME CODE WITH YOUR CHOCOLATE? Gastronomy and programming collide with Glicode, a mobile app created by Glico, the Japanese maker of popular “Pocky” sticks. In the game, children must guide a character through a series of obstacles. Here’s where things get tasty: children must orient and arrange Pocky sticks in different ways, and snap a photo, in order to give commands...