Computer Science

  • LEGO Ed Intros New STEAM Sets for K–8

    LEGO Education has introduced new sets of LEGOs to help students in K-8 learn physical science. BricQ Motion allows students to explore concepts in forces and motion, using sports such as skiing, gymnastics and racing.

  • Google Launches Code Next Connect

    Google’s free computer science education program, Code Next, is adding a virtual component and expanding into more states. The launch of the virtual component of the program, called Code Next Connect, was announced as part of Google’s Computer Science Education Week activities.

  • Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Top Themes in GitHub Student Survey

    Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Dominate in GitHub Student Survey

    Fledgling developers were more likely to contribute to open source coding projects this year than last and adopt Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ and PyCharm as their preferred integrated development environment, according to the latest GitHub "Classroom Report."

  • Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Top Themes in GitHub Student Survey

    Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Top Themes in GitHub Student Survey

    GitHub predicted that Python's popularity would continue since it "has applications across different domains, like data science," making it a "suitable choice" for teaching.

  • Amazon Opens Up Scholarship Applications for Future CS Engineers

    High school seniors who want to study computer science have until Feb. 18, 2021 to apply for one of 100 $40,000 scholarships being offered through Amazon's Future Engineer scholarship program.

  • NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Teaches AI and Robotics

    NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Teaches AI and Robotics

    NVIDIA has launched its new Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit, a new system designed for “learning, building and teaching AI and robotics.”

  • How Robotics and Coding Platforms Support STEM Learning

    Here are five reasons to use a robotics, coding and computing platform to attract and keep more students interested in STEM subjects and careers.

  • Minecraft Rube Goldberg Contest Open Now

    Minecraft Rube Goldberg Contest Open Now

    The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is hosting the first NASEF 2021 Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest. Throughout this fall, teams of students will compete by imagining, designing and building machines using the block-oriented game; then, during the second half of the academic year in 2021, there will be a finals challenge when students will string together a series of designs to create a zany chain-reaction Rube Goldberg Machine.

  • Black Families Rate Importance of CS as a Subject Higher

    Black Families Rate Importance of CS as a Subject Higher

    All families consider computer science to be an important subject for their kids to learn. But that's especially true for black parents and guardians.

  • Gallup-Google Research Finds that Gender Gap Toward CS Remains

    Gallup-Google Research Finds that Gender Gap Toward CS Remains

    New research has found that female students are still skeptical about the merits of computer science education and show less interest than male students in learning CS or pursuing careers in the field.

  • Amazon Adding 3,000 More Schools to Computer Science Education Program

    Amazon is extending the reach of its computer science education program to a total of more than 5,000 schools, more than doubling the number of participating institutions. Applications are now open for schools that wish to participate.

  • Ozobot Launches 1-to-1 Program Supporting Robotics at Home

    Robotics company Ozobot has launched a new program aimed at bringing robotics education to the home, as well as hybrid education environments. The Ozobot 1:1 Hybrid Program, as it’s called, was developed in conjunction with educators. The program is aimed at students in grades K–12.