Google is passionate about empowering children to create and explore with technology and wants to help teach kids how to code. So they created a Project Blocks a tangible programming and built a working prototype with it.
Google Introduces ‘Project Bloks’ to Encourage Kids to Code
Google is passionate about empowering children to create and explore with technology and if we talk about coding then Google wants children to learn the new language for creative expression. Therefore, Google has unveiled a Project Bloks that helps them learn to code.
Google wants to create a system for “tangible programming” that would help Kids develop computational thinking and it was named as “Project Bloks” Google said in a blog “we’ve created a system for tangible programming and built a working prototype with it. We’re sharing our progress before conducting more research over the summer to inform what comes next.”
Another important factor that encourages learning is to involve the use of hands. It is the most natural form of interaction with the environment and our first way of knowing the world around us. In which the Google said “Children naturally play and learn by using their hands, building stuff and doing things together. Making code physical – known as tangible programming – offers a unique way to combine the way children innately play and learn with computational thinking”
Project Bloks is an open hardware platform that gives developers, designers, and testers everything they need so they can develop physical experiences coding for children. Google said “The Project Bloks system is made up of three core components the “Brain Board”, “Base Boards” and “Pucks”. When connected together they create a set of instructions which can be sent to connected devices, things like toys or tablets, over wifi or Bluetooth.
Google said that the project is still in research phase and they are working to build up the project, get more partners on board and it is expected to become a powerful toy platform that parents are sure to get to know.