Code With Google Is a New Coding Resource for Educators

Google has launched a new resource for teachers with the intention of helping to close equity gaps in computer science education.

Code with Google is a free coding curriculum that introduces coding basics to students or builds on the skills they already have. It uses the company's existing free courses and coding tools, including the Grasshopper app, which teaches beginner high school students how to use Javascript. Teachers also gain access to Google's CS First, a video-based curriculum for elementary and middle school students.

Using the resource, teachers can share CS scholarship opportunities with their students. Google also announced a $1 million grant to the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) to help provide CS professional development to teachers in communities across the U.S., so they can ultimately share their knowledge and resources with their students.