Google today launched Code with Google, a new compilation of resources for K-12 educators for exploring computer science in the classroom.
Pitsco Education and SmartGurlz are partnering to launch a new coding solution to increase diversity awareness among third to fifth graders.
UBTECH Education is looking to expose more students to robotics and engineering through a new competitive grant program targeted toward school districts.
Wonder Workshop's Class Connect is designed to equip educators with online tools that can track student progress with coding and robotics lessons.
Microsoft is making changes to its education apps to enable more interactive learning experiences.
KinderLab Robotics has debuted an Advanced Coding Extension Set and curriculum for its KIBO robots.
A college preparatory school in Florida has opened a new STEAM center on its campus using refurbished shipping containers. Maclay School in Tallahassee introduced three student lab centers, each with a different focus.
The University of San Diego Division of Professional and Continuing Education is working with online coding school Thinkful to provide job training for high-demand tech careers in the greater San Diego area.
Virginia Tech has begun opening up about its plans for a new "Innovation Campus," which it first announced last November. In fall 2020, the institution expects to open the campus in Alexandria, less than a mile from the area's planned Amazon headquarters, with a decade-long goal of eventually graduating 750 master's degree recipients, along with "hundreds" of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows each year.
A public library is using a robot to teach kids and adults coding, among other job duties. Pepper, a new member of the crew at Carroll County Public Library in Maryland, is a "humanoid," a human-like robot, who can strike up a conversation, dance or tell a story.
A traveling college workshop is teaching kids (and their adults) to program with robots in Illinois. Rock Valley College's "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop teaches attendees how to use colored lines and drag-and-drop coding to control inch-high robots named Bit, from Ozobot.
The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering is starting its first coding boot camp geared toward adult learners and working professionals.