Computer Science

  • New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

    New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

    Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.

  • U California System Finally Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

    The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

  • AWS Launches Cloud Ambassador Program

    Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.

  • Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

    Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

    Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.

  • Grants Promote Making as Part of STEM

    A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.

  • Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

    Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

    Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.

  • GitHub Classroom Adds Multi-Class Support

    An online open source program originally designed to help software developers collaborate but then modified to help teachers manage computer science-oriented workflows in their classrooms has added a function intended to simplify its use across the school.

  • KinderLab Robotics Releases K–2 Robotics and Coding Curriculum

    KinderLab Robotics Releases K–2 Robotics and Coding Curriculum

    KinderLab Robotics has released a new curriculum for early elementary grades designed to support education in robotics, coding and computational thinking. "Growing with KIBO - A Progressive Robotics Curriculum for Grades K–2" also offers integration with arts and literacy activities.

  • Amazon Expands Future Engineer Program to Younger Grades

    Amazon has expanded its "Future Engineer" initiative into K-8. The program has begun offering free online lessons and funding summer camps to help students discover the fun of computer science.

  • Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop

    AVID-Wonder Workshop Partnership Brings Coding and Robotics to Classrooms

    Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop's coding and robotics activities in the classroom.

  • computer science education week

    CS Education Week Kicks Off, but Some Teachers Don't Feel Ready

    Eight in 10 teachers believe that big tech companies — Microsoft, Google and Apple — need to help build computer science skills among their students. And three-quarters reported that they don't believe the government is doing enough to outfit schools to develop those skills.

  • AWS Launches Intelligent Robotics Service

    Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.