Developed at University of California, Berkeley, Snap!is a free drag-and-drop programming interface designed to help students learn to program. Snap!’s visual interface works in any browser on a user’s laptop, as well as on an iPad or Android tablet. To design a program in Snap!, users simply drag commands into a sequence in the scripts panel. The commands are represented by labeled jigsaw puzzle pieces that snap together to create a program. Users can try to run their program at any time to see how it will be executed. After previewing their program, they can go back and add or delete pieces as they see fit. Teachers who have a mix of iPads, Android tablets, and laptops in their classrooms can have all of their students use the same programming interface.
Wonder Workshop is sponsoring the Wonder League Robotics Competition, a free global, virtual competition for students aged 6–14. The competition is intended to help students develop computational thinking, problem solving, and creativity by learning to code.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (AiC Educator Award) identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging ninth- through twelfth-grade students who self-identify as female, genderqueer, or nonbinary to explore their interests in computing and technology.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) presents theAward for Aspirations in Computing (Award for AiC) toninth- through twelfth-grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or nonbinary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.