• Inspiration Strikes Natasha – Then She Codes!

    Inspiration Strikes Natasha – Then She Codes! Natasha is in 4th grade and lives in Canberra, Australia. She’s 9 years old and enjoys playing netball (which is a lot like basketball) and drawing. She told...

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  • Community Highlights (2/20 – 2/26)

    Community Highlights (2/20 – 2/26) Here’s what’s new in the Tynker community this past week: Featured Makers Three new kids joined our family of Featured Makers this week: Lennu, a 12-year-old from Finland, Drew, a 10-year-old from North...

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  • Brayden Uses Coding to Bring His Ideas to Life!

    Brayden Uses Coding to Bring His Ideas to Life! Brayden is a thirteen-year-old from Singapore. We chatted with Brayden and gained some insight into why he loves to code! What do you want to be...

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  • Tynker Teacher Feature: 5 Observations from Educator Beth Austin!

    Tynker Teacher Feature: 5 Observations from Educator Beth Austin!  In our new blog series, we feature Tynker Teachers who are moving coding forward in their school district. Our first Tynker Teacher is Beth Austin, a 1st grade teacher...

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  • Meet Drew, the Creator of an Awesome Rube Goldberg Program

    Meet Drew, the Creator of an Awesome Rube Goldberg Program Ten-year-old Drew is in 5th grade and lives in Huntersville, North Carolina. He loves coding, building with Legos, reading, and spending time with his family....

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  • JavaScript and Python Made Easy: Just Drag, Connect, and Run!

    JavaScript and Python Made Easy: Just Drag, Connect, and Run! At Tynker, we’re all about making coding fun and accessible for kids. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve just released a new feature that...

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  • Ice Hockey Player Lennu Makes Amazing Games in Tynker!

    Ice Hockey Player Lennu Makes Amazing Games in Tynker! Twelve-year-old Lennu is in 5th grade. He lives in Turku, Finland and loves to play ice hockey! We’re really inspired by his creative projects, and wanted...

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  • Community Highlights (2/13 – 2/19)

    Community Highlights (2/13 – 2/19) Happy Presidents Day! If your kids are home for the day, don’t miss our fun cross-curricular Presidents Day project, where kids combine coding and history. Here’s what’s new in the Tynker...

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  • Meet Published Author (and Coder), Fatima!

    Meet Published Author (and Coder), Fatima! Eleven-year-old Fatima is from Dallas, Texas. She’s in the 6th grade and loves to read, write, and rollerskate. We’ve been very impressed with her projects, so we chatted with...

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  • Computer Programmers in History Who Inspire Girls in Tech

    Computer Programmers in History Who Inspire Girls in Tech Organizations like Girls Who Code and Million Women Mentors have a very specific purpose: to encourage young girls to study computer science and increase the number...

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  • For Actress Gabriella, Coding Is Like Directing!

    For Actress Gabriella, Coding Is Like Directing! Thirteen-year-old Gabriella is from Pennsylvania. She’s in 7th grade and loves singing, acting, and reading. We were intrigued by her creative projects, and wanted to learn more about...

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  • Code a Trivia Game for Presidents Day!

    Code a Trivia Game for Presidents Day! Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February. Presidents Day was created to honor George Washington, the first president...

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  • How Tynker Brings Exciting Drone Technology to Kids

    Image source How Tynker Brings Exciting Drone Technology to Kids Super Bowl spectators last week were in for a treat at halftime as hundreds of perfectly synchronized lights danced in the night sky. Many of...

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  • Community Highlights (2/6 – 2/12)

    Community Highlights (2/6 – 2/12) Happy Monday! Here are some of the best things happening in the Tynker community this past week. Featured Makers This week, we featured three amazing kids on the Tynker blog:...

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  • Elisha Combines His Hobbies With Coding

    Elisha Combines His Hobbies With Coding Elisha is in 6th grade and lives in Los Angeles, where he loves to play basketball, code, and draw. He’s in an art class at school and likes to...

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  • Unprompted, Makers Use Tynker to Talk About Respect!

    Unprompted, Makers Use Tynker to Talk About Respect! Respect is always relevant, but lately kids in the Tynker community have decided to emphasize it with some truly incredible and creative projects showing the importance of...

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  • Resilient Coder Caitlin Loves Problem Solving!

    Resilient Coder Caitlin Loves Problem Solving! Caitlin is in 7th grade and lives in Vancouver, BC with her sister, fellow Featured Maker Hayley. She’s 12 years old and her hobbies include coding, basketball and swimming....

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  • Seasoned Coder Hayley Says Coding Gets Easier With Experience!

    Seasoned Coder Hayley Says Coding Gets Easier With Experience! Eight-year-old Hayley is in 3rd grade. When she’s not coding, she’s reading! Hayley and her sister Caitlin, who also uses Tynker, live in Vancouver, BC. We...

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  • Community Highlights (1/30 – 2/5)

    Community Highlights (1/30 – 2/5) Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week: Featured Makers This week, we featured seven amazing kids on the Tynker blog: Jodie, Merlin, Maverick, Danielle, Zane,...

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  • Isabel Has Lots of Cool Hobbies – Including Coding!

    Isabel Has Lots of Cool Hobbies – Including Coding! Isabel is in 5th grade and is 10 years old. She and her sister Bianca live in Naples, Florida. She loves horseback riding, drawing horses, and building...

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  • Curiosity Led Bianca To Begin Coding!

    Curiosity Led Bianca To Begin Coding! Ten-year-old Bianca lives in Naples, Florida. She’s in 5th grade and loves horseback riding and singing. We spoke with her to find out how she started coding with Tynker,...

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  • Fall in Love with Coding for Valentine’s Day!

    Fall in Love with Coding for Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day from Tynker! We’ve created some fun new coding projects for your students to try for Valentine’s Day. Whether your students are new to coding or...

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  • Future Lego Engineer Zane Loves Coding!

    Future Lego Engineer Zane Loves Coding! Zane is nine years old and and lives in San Marcos, California. His favorite hobby is creating with Legos. He created a great project called “Hay Day” that we...

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  • Two Ways to Get Tynker Premium for Title I Schools, Now!

    Two Ways to Get Tynker Premium at Title 1 Schools, Now! When I started as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, I often had to find ways to get classroom technology that was not in...

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