10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code

Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for o

Apple launches coding camps for kids in its retail stores

Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will us

Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions

Tynker, a startup that creates apps and curricula that teach kids the basics of coding using games and real-world gadgets, is looking to grow — and has raised $7.1 million in a Series A funding roun

12 Gifts To Inspire The Next Generation Of Coders

Are you buying a gift for a budding coder or hardware hacker? Kids today are truly spoilt on this front, with a very wide range of specialized kit that offers to teach tech smarts in a fun and engagin

Tynker, A Startup That Teaches Kids To Code, Now Works With Robots, Drones And More

Tynker, a startup that teaches children the fundamentals of programming by having them build their own games, is now expanding its platform to allow kids to control connected devices, including drone

Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1

Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years. W

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in p

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tynker.com/">Tynker</a>, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service be

Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Children

Mountain View-based startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tynker.com/">Tynker</a> is launching a new platform aimed at helping kids of all ages learn to program. Unlike traditional development e