It's been 50 years since children's programming language was launched and Google marked the day in its unique, inimitable style - the search engine giant introduced its first-ever coding doodle with "Coding for Carrots".
The white rabbit, on his hunt for carrots, how users how programming code can make the rabbit do an action. I didn't - if they have been coding for that long, then what have I been doing with my life?
It is to celebrate 50 years since kids programming languages during the Computer Science Education Week. To do so you move different command tiles into the tray and the bunny will follow what you're essentially programming it to do.
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Scratch Team is one of the three teams that worked on today's Google.
"Kids programming on computers must have sounded futuristic and impractical in the 1960s when Logo was first created". Papert and his colleagues envisioned that computers could eventually be used by all children as a powerful tool for learning. 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".
Google encourages children who enjoyed the Doodle to also try "the new CS First activity built on Scratch where they can create your own Google logo!" In fact, even in the 1980's when I wrote my first lines of code, my working-class parents questioned how coding would ever benefit their nine-year-old daughter. Today's Doodle is something special too, created to help kids learn how to code.
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Google Doodle sprang a fun surprise today with a carrot game.
Earlier NV reported that on 29 September 2016, Google dedicated a new Doodle to the Hungarian journalist and inventor Laszlo Biro. "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", said Champika Fernando, Director of Communications, Scratch Team. She adds that she hopes people will find this experience appealing and engaging enough to be encouraged to pursue it further.
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