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Pamela Fox
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Thanks for joining us for Hour of Code 2015
This year, hundreds of thousands of new coders (from age 6-76) tried out our Khan Academy Hour of Code tutorials, learning either JS, HTML, or SQL. Some fun stats from 2015: 103,810  students spent 29,825 hours working on 175,317  projects. We sent 14,099 c...

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Custom (and bigger!) program sizes
As a Xmas present to our community, we released a feature that our coders have oft requested: bigger canvas sizes for their programs. Now, you can change your canvas from the default 400x400 up to a max of 600x600, by using the settings dialog. For examples...

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The most common syntax mistakes from SQL newbies
We teach SQL on Khan Academy by embedding SQLite.js inside our real-time editor . In our courses, students first learn how a concept works in an interactive talk-through and then they work through a step-by-step SQL-writing challenge . We've now had thousan...

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Try an Hour of Code at Khan Academy
At Khan Academy, we know how important computer science and computer programming are - in fact, the Khan Academy website wouldn’t exist if Sal didn’t know how to code! That’s why we participate in Code.org’s Hour of Code campaign every year during Computer ...

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New video series from Code.org goes behind the scenes of the internet
We’re excited to share a great new video series that our friends at Code.org created to explain how the internet works. We’ve had lots of fun learning about everything from cables and IP addresses to encryption and cybersecurity from some of the top names i...

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HTML/CSS course improvements: design, prototyping, and more!
We added 6 new pieces of content in our HTML/CSS course , based on feedback from both virtual and real-live students: Developing webpages outside of Khan Academy Using the browser developer tools Using inline CSS styles Using external stylesheets Planning y...

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New helpful messages for our webpage editor
All of our coding courses on Khan Academy make heavy use of the interactive real-time editor, and the code that powers that editor is open sourced in the live-editor repository . We have a growing list of issues in that repository, filled with great ideas f...

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Read about how Khan Academy and BELL team up to help kids code
Head on over to the main KA blog to read about how the BELL after school programs are teaching coding with our curriculum !

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New course: Learn jQuery with our interactive tutorials on Khan Academy
jQuery is currently the most popular JS library on the web - it's included on 65% of the top 10 million highest trafficked websites! jQuery is so popular because it makes it easy to make your webpages interactive with features like slideshows, form validati...

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Congrats, Summer of Scripters!
In June, we invited Khan Academy students to join us for a Summer of Scripting . Over the next 2 months, I sent weekly emails to thousands of students, reminding them with their weekly goals - plus we had contests and office hours ! As an online teacher, it...
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