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  • The Tynker Community Forum: Finally, a Place Where Teachers Talk Code

    As an educator, finding time to get your questions answered is always a challenge. Often, you only have a short amount of time to answer emails, or your prep time is full with helping students....

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  • Is Tynker For Math And Language Arts Teachers? Absolutely!

    Is Tynker For Math And Language Arts Teachers? Absolutely! When we hear “STEM,” we often think of it as separate from everyday subjects like Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and music. STEM, the acronym, tends to find...

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  • How Learning to Code Can Improve Math Scores

    How Learning to Code Can Improve Math Scores By adding coding across the curriculum with Tynker, Jenny Anderson, a STEM specialist at a magnet elementary school in Southern California, increased her students’ math scores and targeted girls in...

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  • New! JavaScript School Course Launched

    New! JavaScript School Course Launched Tynker’s new JavaScript course prepares students for the rigors of AP Computer Science when they get to high school and bridges the gap between block-based coding and text-based coding. Tynker’s curriculum...

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  • Drones 101 School Course Launched

    Drones 101 School Course Launched We’ve just launched our first drone programming course for schools, Drones 101! This fun introductory course will teach kids the basics of coding and computational thinking as they control and...

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  • A “What I Did This Summer” Project for 21st Century Learners

    A “What I Did This Summer” Project for 21st Century Learners This back-to-school season, your students can recap their summer vacations using a fun new creative medium: coding! With this project, your students will follow...

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  • Back-to-School Guide for Teachers

    Back-to-School Guide for Tynker Teachers As you gear up for the school year, here are some helpful tips to get you up and running with Tynker and to get your students coding! Migrate Students to...

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  • Add Coding to Any Subject with Tynker’s STEM Courses

    Add Coding to Any Subject with Tynker’s STEM Courses Computer Science doesn’t need to be taught in its own separate classroom. You can integrate coding across the curriculum with Tynker’s STEM courses, now with over 200 lessons on topics...

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  • Video Games in Ancient Greece: A Project-Based Learning Success Story

    Video Games in Ancient Greece: A Project-Based Learning Success Story As they walk around their school, Katherine Smith students are constantly reminded that they are expected to work hard and succeed. Katherine Smith Elementary School,...

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  • Estevan Mercury: Technology Helps Students Learn

    For the second straight year, Grade 5 students at Sacred Heart School/ École Sacré Coeur in Estevan have been able to learn through a computer programming class. Seventeen students have been meeting in the school’s...

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  • Valentine’s Day Coding with Tynker

    Thanks so much to all the teachers and students around the world who used Tynker to make their Valentine’s Day cards this year. We loved seeing students’ creations and were thrilled by the excitement, collaboration,...

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  • Teacher Training Videos

    Teacher Training Videos Check out the new training videos we’ve designed to help educators get started and take advantage of Tynker’s many resources and features! Getting Started with Tynker – Learn how to create an account, set up...

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  • Tynker Enhances STEM Magnet Program

    “I’m constantly blown away by how much the kids have embraced coding.” I am: Jenny Anderson, STEM Coordinator at Casita Center for Technology, Science and Math in San Diego. Using Tynker Since: August, 2014  ...

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  • Deeper Learning with Programming in Sioux City

    Deeper Learning with Programming in Sioux City “It’s not just about the coding, it’s about using coding to foster deeper learning that allows students to learn, apply what they learned, and demonstrate mastery of the...

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  • Teachers, Get Started with Tynker in 15 Min!

    by Kevin Elgan As Tynker’s Director of School Programs, Kevin works with educators and districts, helping them successfully integrate computer programming into the K-12 school curriculum. *This is the first of a three-part educator series...

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  • When Kids Teach Others, Everyone Wins

    “That’s easy, you can use this block to move the troll,” says Cyrus, a 5th grader at the Casita Center for Technology, Science and Math in San Diego. He’s walking a group of teachers and...

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  • Finding Funding For Your Technology Programs

    You have a vision for incorporating computer programming into the classroom and introducing your kids to important 21st century skills. You want to use Tynker’s ready to use lesson plans, but need to find the...

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  • Parents Pioneer Computer Programming in School District

    Parents, have you considered starting a coding club in your community?  In this interview with Mark Barrett, you’ll learn how how caring parents got a coding club started at their daughter’s school, to start bringing computer...

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  • After-School Program Paves the Way for New CS Elective

    With energy and drive, teacher David Villafana paved the way for the Miller Middle School’s first computer science class, based on the success of an after school club he initiated. We talked with him about...

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  • Coding is a New Language for All 6th Graders in Minnesota School District

    Coding is a New Language for All 6th Graders in Minnesota School District Elk River School District is well aware of the benefits of learning coding in today’s increasingly tech savvy world. Troy Anderson, Manager...

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  • NY School District Brings Computer Programming to All Grades

    NY School District Brings Computer Programming to All Grades When Scarsdale School District started discussing the need for a district-wide computer programming sequence, addressing teacher anxiety and lack of coding experience were some of the...

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  • Teachers Start Coding Clubs District-Wide

    (excerpts from the August 7, 2014 Farmington Press article written by Craig Vaughn, describing Farmington R-7 School District’s decision to offer new technology learning opportunities for their students) ….One measure to offer a better educational experience is...

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  • District Adoptions Gain Steam

    District Adoptions Gain Steam Palo Alto Unified, a leading California school district on the forefront of technology integration, has just announced its decision to expand use of Tynker district-wide.  “Tynker has been widely adopted by...

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  • We love programming with Tynker!

    On a recent visit to a 5th grade classroom, we had the opportunity to hear from students and their teacher about why they like Tynker.  Along with kids and parents who are using Tynker at...

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