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New ‘Coding With Chrome’ App Helps Students Learn to Code

education large altA new Google app helps students learn more about programming with using web technologies.

The search giant’s ‘Coding with Chrome’ app is billed in the Web Store as: ‘an educational IDE showing off various Google EDU technologies’.

Although in beta the app works well. It allows students to program in Blockly, Coffeescript, HTML, and Javascript, both visually, both through a GUI and a traditional ‘text’ interface, and see instant visual “results” of their code.

Students can out-put projects in Logo Turtle and/or to connected ‘smart’ toys like Sphero and Lego Mindstorms.

Coding with Chrome is a free app available from the Chrome Web Store. It is currently in beta.

Coding with Chrome on Chrome Web Store