December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)—an annual event to get students excited about CS by trying an Hour of Code, no experience needed. Google is a proud partner as part of our ongoing commitment to broaden CS opportunities for millions of students all year long.
What students are coding
Tymere, age 11
I'll use coding in my future career as a construction worker. When I see things that are not right, I can construct them on my computer and then people can help fix the places up. When they are fixed, people can finally come and visit.
Elijah, age 10
I want to be a surgeon, so computer science might help me fix an organ in the O.R. if it malfunctions. Surgical procedures always follow an order and since CS has helped me do things in an order, it will help me when I grow up.
Allison, age 10
I like coding because I get to be creative and I can make my choices myself—ones that represent my personality.
Harini, age 10
I want to be a fashion designer and am excited to use computer science to make my own website and design my own clothes.
Emmet, age 12
Redondo Beach, CA
I loved being able to use all the coding tools and creativity to do this project. And I got to make a Google logo! How cool is that?
Thomas, age 14
I like the logic and troubleshooting of coding. CS will be a big part of my future because I plan on being a game programmer or designer.
Expanding access to CS education year round
Using research to uncover obstacles and biases
We conduct and support research to improve perceptions of computer science and broaden learning opportunities for all students.
Providing professional grants for educators
We offer funding for universities, colleges, and nonprofits to provide CS development for teachers.
Supporting CS education organizations
We help expand access to computer science education through Google.org grants and nonprofit partners.
Encouraging more girls to try computer science
Online resources, activities, and mentor videos to show girls how code can help them pursue their passions.
Latest news and activities
Changing the (emoji) face of computer science
From our research, we know that narrow perceptions and stereotypes about computer science can create barriers for many students. To help more girls try coding, Made with Code is inviting teens to create festive emoji that are as diverse and unique as they are.
Equipping more students with skills they’ll need in the future
4-H is the United States’ largest youth development organization, with more than 6 million student participants. We supported 4-H with a $1.5 million Google.org grant to provide students around the country with computer science programming.
A tech slam dunk: helping students discover code with The Hidden Genius Project
Students are five times more likely to take an interest in computer science if they often see people who look like them in that field. The Hidden Genius Project aims to inspire the next generation of technologists by mentoring Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.
CSEdWeek is an annual celebration dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at http://scratch.mit.edu.