Gift Guide: 20+ STEM toy gift ideas for aspiring young builders
For this year's STEM toy gift guide we've split out our recommendations by age for easier navigation.
China bans Scratch, MIT’s programming language for kids
China’s enthusiasm for teaching children to code is facing a new roadblock as organizations and students lose an essential tool: the Scratch programming language developed by the Lifelong Kinder
Anki’s Cozmo gets a free update aimed at helping kids learn to code
You can’t throw a rock without hitting a coding toy these days. In just the last couple of weeks both Apple and Sony have announced new initiatives, and now Overdrive-maker Anki is getting in on the
‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch
When you’re a trio of superpowered kindergarteners tasked with saving the world on a weekly basis, you’ve got to use every tool in the old toybox. Thankfully for an animated world constantly in p
Scratch, An E-Commerce App That Lets You Text Requests To Expert Shoppers, Raises $3.6 Million
A number of startups, including Magic, Operator, GoButler and Fetch, have been developing mobile shopping apps that function more like personal assistants, allowing users to submit commerce-related re
Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform
America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform.
Flotilla Simplifies Electronics Tinkering — Just Add Pi
Flotilla consists of a series of plug and play hardware modules that are controlled by a Pi but can be programmed via different software interfaces, depending on the user's skill level.
Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch
There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, a professor of computer scien
Kids’ Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser
As a parent of three technically savvy kids I find it disturbing that we haven’t even “scratched” the surface of Scratch, an amazing, object-oriented programming language from the MI
The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy, Coding, And Smarter Kids
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.media.mit.edu/people/mres">Mitch Resnik</a>, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Med
Self-repairing plastics could lead to a scratch-free world
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/scratched-up.jpg" />Plastic has be given Wolverine-like self-healing capabilities thanks to the work of Biswajit Ghost and Marek Urban, m
Scratch: Because Your Kid Can't Do FORTRAN
The geniuses over at MIT have developed a new programming language that requires almost no knowledge of real languages like C++ or Java to learn. Dubbed “Scratch”, this new language is aim