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

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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