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Google Made A Free Valentine’s Day Computer Science Lesson For Your Students

Teachers, looking for something to break up the tired Valentine’s day routine? After the card-and-candy exchange wraps up, try this new computer science lesson from our friends at Google. Neither you nor your students need any prior coding experience!
In the activity, students will learn how to create their own version of the Google logo with a Valentine’s Day twist. And there’s a bonus for 4th–8th grade teachers: Complete the activity with your students, and you can earn a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift card! Here’s how to get started on this special classroom rewards program.
The Lesson in Action
Check out a few examples of the animated holiday-themed logos that students have created so far:

Once you’ve tried out the logo activity, we want to see the results! You can use the #CSFirst hashtag to share the final product with us on social media, like Ms. McBride:

@Dolphinville Ss code valentine @Google logo #CSFirst using @scratch #CSforall #HackLearning @codeorg @DonorsChoose @HCSDTIF #MakingWaves pic.twitter.com/XoQZha52Ym
— mcbride_edutech (@mcbride_edutech) February 8, 2018

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