How Google’s Programmable Doodle Marks 50 Years of Kids Coding

Mike Brown: Google wants to encourage more kids to learn how to write computer programs.

Monday’s "doodle" — a special logo design placed on Google’s homepage — is the first one ever to feature a programmable game.

The design is aimed at marking Computer Science Education Week, a global event that encourages classrooms to participate in an hour of coding.

It also marks 50 years since the first kid-focused programming languages launched.

The doodle allows users to program an animated bunny, using simple block-based commands to list out instructions on how it should move.

It starts off simple, with just…

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