|Google Launches CS EDU Website|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Wednesday, 20 April 2016|
Google has launched a website to make it easier to find information about the company's learning programs, educational tools and resources.
The website is designed to help fight the shortage of students taking computer science at high school and university. The U.S. is currently producing only 16,000 computer science (CS) graduates a year, even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be more than 1.3 million job openings in computer and mathematical occupations by 2022, the majority requiring at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in Information Technology. The low figure is partially due to too few students have the opportunity to study computer science in high school. Google’s research shows that only 25% of U.S. schools currently offer CS with programming or coding.
Google's new CS EDU website is designed to be a showcase of the options Google has developed to help provide improved access to material that can help computer science students learn in formal and informal education. The range of current programs ranges from free computer science clubs to programming tools. All the programs were already available, but the site brings them together in a more accessible format.
The resources on the site include:
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Teaching Coding To The Next Generation
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Google Blockly - A Graphical Language with a Difference
Hour of Code Aims to Reach 100 Million Worldwide
Five Reasons To Teach Kids To Code
Teach Code In School - Before It's Too Late!
Zuckerberg, Gates And More Promoting Computing In Schools
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