Google has announced its plans to offer a new coding resource for educators via “Code with Google“.
This collects Google’s free course curriculum on teaching computer science and a variety of programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing skills, with stuff for people at all levels of ability.
In addition, the company also announced a $1 million grant to the Computer Science Teachers Association alongside the unveiling of this new resource.
The Code with Google resources extends beyond just learning, however, it includes potential scholarships, as well as summer programs, internships, and residencies.
The Google Vice President of Education and University Relations Maggie Johnson who made this known in a blog post stressed that recognition of the importance of computer science across all levels of education is relatively high; Hence, the actual availability of courses that include hands-on programming for students is surprisingly low.
Also, all of Google’s Code with Google resources is free, in keeping with many of its other educational offerings, as it continues to drive its education technology leadership position combined with affordable Chromebooks for schools.
Google is smart to continue to approach its education strategy through free resources and easy-to-use, cloud-based software that is accessible to a broad range of both educators and students at all skill and expertise levels.