Elementary students learn to be Google Doodle coders

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A Haine Elementary student shows off her Google logo design.

Students in third and fourth grade at Evans City Elementary and fourth graders at Haine Elementary School used their creativity to bring the Google logo to life using code. Googlers (full-time Google corporation employees) visited the elementary schools in December to teach students about different coding careers and showed them how to design their very own Google Doodle using the programs Scratch and CS First. Google Doodles are special logos that appear on the Google homepage to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. Students let their imaginations run wild as they programmed various codes to make the Google logo letters dance, feature sound effects or tell a story. The visit was in collaboration of Computer Science Education Week, where thousands of students all across the country learned about coding. CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science.