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July 2015 - September 2015


Camp Google trains kids to utilize the company’s services as early as possible — starting from the ages of 7-10 years old, specifically. The program seems to focus on online project-based science lessons.

Everything in Camp Google takes place online, and while it’s also totally free, the company notes that some of the activities as part of Camp Google will require the use of common household items. Thankfully, though, Google says the activities will remain open indefinitely so your child can just come back to them.

The program, which first took place in June 2015, is roughly four weeks long, and each week is broken up into different themes. Those who participate can earn badges for each week they complete, although these look like they may just be digital items and not real badges — the website isn’t specific about this either.

The content for Camp Google was created in collaboration between engineers at Google, educational organizations like Khan Academy and content specialists like National Geographic Kids, NASA and National Parks.

Camp Google Stories September 23, 2015

One of the best things about the Internet is the access it provides to free educational resources, and the Google-backed Khan Academy is one of the best examples. The non-profit launched an iPad app way back in 2012, and has now finally done the same for Android.

“A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” This mission inspires us day in, day out, and we’ve seen over 30M students sign up on Khan Academy to learn almost anything for free. We know you love using Khan Academy more and more on your phones: in fact, over 30% of our sessions are now on mobile devices. We believe strongly that unlocking the potential for anyone, anywhere to learn on 2B+ smartphones worldwide is just getting started. Today Khan Academy is releasing our first Android app along with a redesigned iPhone app

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Camp Google Stories July 13, 2015

PSA: Camp Google kicks off today, starting with a live dive in the Atlantic Ocean

Google’s summer “camp” program focused on online project-based science lessons has officially launched today, as we told you would happen last week. The first week of the program is called Ocean Week, and it’s getting started later today with National Geographic diver Erika Bergman taking kids on a live dive in the Atlantic Ocean at 12 p.m. PT. You can tune in at the Camp Google website.

Today at 12 p.m. PT, National Geographic diver Erika Bergman and I will take kids on the first adventure—a live dive in the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll head to the northernmost part of Florida Reef Tract, the most extensive living coral reef system in North America. Whether it be the Hammerhead Reef or shipwrecks like the Jay Scutti, it will be exciting to see what we’ll find down there!

There are already a bunch of activities to do on Google’s site, including one about buoyancy and how things float in the ocean, one about building a sonar system, and more. Kids will complete these projects, and as they go, they’ll “earn camp badges to celebrate the new skills they learned.” Next week, Google is kicking off “Space Week” in collaboration with a NASA astronaut and VSauce.

Camp Google Stories July 6, 2015

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The Internet has changed the way we access, view, ingest, and share knowledge, and Google has played a big part in that, with its mission from day one being to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. Now through a new project called Google Camp, the company will train kids to utilize their services as early as possible — starting from the ages of 7-10 years old, specifically. The program seems to focus on online project-based science lessons…

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