Today's Google Doodle created to teach kids how to code


Could this be the most fun Google Doodle ever?

The Doodle is an interactive game where players use basic coding commands in the form of directions to help an animated rabbit collect carrots. While working on the programming language, a little green turtle would move around and draw lines on a black screen. "In the interactive Doodle "Coding for Carrots" that you program and help the furry friends on 6 levels in search of carrots by binding blocks coding based on the Scratch programming language for children", - explained the developers. The Doodle uses Scratch's signature drag and drop jigsaw puzzle coding language, created to be accessible to coders of all ages.

Users can do it by using Scratch, a programming language, created by Lifelong Kindergarten Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and putting together coding blocks. Logo allowed children to program and control the movements of a turtle and also provided them with the opportunity to explore ideas in maths and science. They saw coding as a way for kids to develop confidence and fluency with a piece of powerful, modern, and one-day ubiquitous technology.

This unique doodle is Google's first-ever coding doodle to celebrate the computer science education week (CSEdWeek) and also mark 50 years of kids coding languages. However, at that time, kids programming on computers sounded impractical. It's created to be less intimidating than typical programming languages, but just as powerful and expressive.

"This week, millions of people around the world can and will have their first experience with coding, Fernando said".

Earlier NV reported that on 29 September 2016, Google dedicated a new Doodle to the Hungarian journalist and inventor Laszlo Biro. MIT's Champika Fernando, who worked on Coding for Carrots with Google, said she was nine-years-old when she first coded through Papert's program. "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".