codeSpark in the News

 

Tutoria Best Educational App 2017

60 Awesome Educational Apps You Need To Download Now

We tried and tested every Apple and Android app, researched their educational benefits, and shortlisted our 60 top educational apps for all ages.

 

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The Foos win American Association of School Librarians’ 2016 Best App for Learning and Teaching!

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2016 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando.

 

The Foos: An app that lets kids creat their own video game levels

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of teaching your kids to code. But how do you go about it?

 

codeSpark Poised for Growth after $1.35 Million SEED Round Funding

codeSpark, an education company that teaches the ABCs of computer science to children starting in Pre­K, has secured $1.35 million in seed funding from Kapor Capital, Idealab, New Gen Partners, and several private investors to expand codeSpark’s signature app, The Foos.

 

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Tech with Kids gives THE FOOS 5 Stars!

The Foos Coding 5+ distinguishes itself from other coding apps because it is so much fun to play. Using an animated-icon programming language that is intuitive, this app oozes silliness and fun while delivering a solid set of coding puzzles.

 

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Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?

 

  Company Spotlight: codeSpark

 

 

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Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she’s learning to code, and that’s a very good thing. In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly becoming a prized, 21st-century skill.

 

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 Why codeSpark is Convinced Coding for Kids is Not a Fad

Does coding class belong next to reading, history and social studies in school? Pasadena, CA-based developer codeSpark thinks so, as does co.lab, the startup accelerator that recently added the company to its latest cohort of firms, in part, because of the promise of their new coding game for kids — The Foos

 

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Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? Yes! But Not for the Reasons You Think

Coding is having its 15 minutes of fame. Journalists regularly quote facts about the shortage of computer programmers in the U.S., entrepreneurs fund coding camps for low opportunity kids and even the President has given learning to code a thumbs up.

 

Press Release: Eleven GSVlabs EdTech startups reimagine the future of education.

GSVlabs’ hallways are far from quiet this week. Eleven of the Labs’ EdTech entrepreneurs have been selected to present at next week’s prestigious ASU/GSVLabs EdTech Summit in San Diego.