Computer Science Educators Have New Programming Tool To Facilitate Student Learning

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Computer Science students can now use Squad, a collaborative code editor, in the classroom to share and reinforce knowledge. Squad for Education is optimized for large groups in the computer lab setting.

"Squad was easy to setup, I now can quickly switch between student’s workspaces to observe and interact with them as they progress on an assignment.”

Code Together, LLC announces an education product spin-off of their flagship web-based collaborative code editor, Squad. Squad for Education ( ) contains all of the features of the original software, and has been further optimized for large computer science classes in the computer lab setting.

Now computer science educators can quickly assemble and monitor the progress of pair programming teams and provide real-time demonstrations to up to 50 students simultaneously within the same platform. The software can be customized by universities to include single sign on access and dedicated subdomains.

Dan-Adrian German, Senior Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing, has been using Squad for lab activities in his class this fall. “I see great potential for collaboration using Squad,” he says, “not just in CS, but also math, history and even debate club; anywhere there are minds coming together, Squad can be used to log arguments and compile one final document. Squad was easy to setup, I now can quickly switch between student’s workspaces to observe and interact with them as they progress on an assignment.”

Syntax highlighting with multiple color modes and line numbering, chat with searchable history, the ability to browse remote FTP/SFTP locations and open and save local files are just a few of the standard Squad features. When combined with the fact that more than 15 common programming languages are supported, Squad is a practical addition for any computer science department.

The price of Squad for Education is determined by several factors, including the number of students enrolled in CS courses and the amount of customization needed. To learn more contact Hillary Cage at hillary(at)squadedit(dot)com.

Squad Company Information:
Squad is a real-time, web-based collaborative code editor. Squad is built on the idea that working together produces better code and better products. The platform is ideal for solving coding challenges and sharing knowledge. It is a tool for experts as well as those learning to code. It works nicely for code review and pair programming techniques. Code Together, LLC. is the parent company behind Squad and Squad for Education. The company is based out of SproutBox, a startup incubator located in Bloomington, Indiana. Follow @squadedit or visit and for the most up-to-date company information.


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