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  • Stuck inside on a snowy day? Try this fun winter coding project!

    Stuck inside on a snowy day? Try this fun winter coding project! For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, it’s winter! That can mean lots of rainy and snowy days stuck inside – the...

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  • NEW! Program Multiplayer Games in Minecraft Game Design 1!

    NEW! Program Multiplayer Games in Minecraft Game Design 1! We’ve just released Minecraft Game Design 1, a new course where kids learn to code as they build awesome multiplayer games. Through 12 interactive modules, kids are...

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  • New Camp Curriculum Launched for 2017!

    New Camp Curriculum Launched for 2017! We’ve just launched our 2017 camp curriculum, which makes it easy to add programming to your camp. We offer 14 fun courses that allow kids to learn coding in a way...

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  • A Coding Project to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

    A Coding Project to Celebrate the Chinese New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! 2017 will be the year of the rooster. The New Years celebration is an important Chinese tradition that goes back centuries. Although people across...

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  • Community Highlights (1/9 – 1/15)

    Community Highlights (1/9 – 1/15) Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week: Featured Makers This week, we posted interviews of three amazing makers from...

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  • 8 Awesome Winter and Holiday Projects Made by Kids

    8 Awesome Winter and Holiday Projects Made by Kids Happy holidays from your friends at Tynker! This past month, we’ve seen so many amazing winter-themed coding games, Christmas Minecraft skins and items, and holiday remixes–all made...

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  • A Coding Project to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    A Coding Project to Honor MLK Day The third Monday of January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, an American federal holiday to remember and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a...

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  • Community Highlights (1/2 – 1/8)

    Community Highlights (1/2 – 1/8) We hope you all had a wonderful New Year! Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week. Projects of the Week Dabbing Simulator NOOB TO PRO:...

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  • Community Highlights (12/12 – 12/18)

    Community Highlights (12/12 – 12/18) Here’s what’s been happening in the Tynker community this week: Our Hour of Code drone giveaway ended last week. In all, we gave away 12 drones to schools all around the...

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  • How to Program Music for Beethoven’s Birthday

    How to Program Music for Beethoven’s Birthday In December 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in modern-day Germany, then a part of the Holy Roman Empire. Although the exact date of his birth is unknown,...

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  • Community Highlights (12/5 – 12/11)

    Community Highlights (12/5 – 12/11) Thank you to everyone who did an Hour of Code with Tynker last week. We hope you keep coding throughout the rest of the year! You can access all our...

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  • Community Highlights (11/28 – 12/4)

    Community Highlights (11/28 – 12/4) Happy Hour of Code week! We’ve already seen a lot of awesome posts on Twitter from teachers doing an Hour of Code with their students. Here’s what’s new in the...

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  • NEW! Get a Personalized Hour of Code Certificate

    NEW! Get a Personalized Hour of Code Certificate Tynker offers dozens of fun, free activities for students to get introduced to coding. And now we’re very excited to introduce personalized Hour of Code certificates for...

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  • Community Highlights (11/21 – 11/27)

    Community Highlights (11/21 – 11/27) Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week. You can join in on the coding fun by downloading the free Tynker app for iPads and Android...

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  • Peep Is Coming to the Hour of Code!

    Peep Is Coming to the Hour of Code! We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with public media leader WGBH Boston. Together we’re offering new tutorials for the Hour of Code based on the beloved...

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  • Community Highlights (11/14 – 11/20

    Community Highlights (11/14 – 11/20) Happy almost-Thanksgiving! Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week. You can join in on the coding fun by downloading the free Tynker app for iPads...

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  • NEW! Announcing Lego WeDo 2.0 Support

    NEW! Announcing Lego WeDo 2.0 Support We’re very excited to announce that the Tynker iPad app now supports programming with Lego WeDo 2.0, an awesome robotics kit for kids. Now kids can do even more with...

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  • Win a Free Drone this Hour of Code!

    Win a Free Drone this Hour of Code! Update: Our Hour of Code drone giveaway ended on 12/16. All winners were notified through Twitter. Thank you to everyone who entered! Here are our 12 lucky...

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  • Community Highlights (11/7 – 11/13)

    Community Highlights (11/7 – 11/13) Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week. You can join in on the coding fun by downloading the free Tynker app for iPads and Android...

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  • Coding Can Empower Your Child to Make a Difference

    Coding Can Empower Your Child to Make a Difference Coding allows kids to make incredible projects that they’re really proud of and that actually make a difference. Tynkerers have built millions of projects using coding...

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  • Get Creative with Coding this Thanksgiving

    Get Creative with Coding this Thanksgiving As you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner, do you think about all the work that goes into making that meal? Someone had to cook the food, buy the...

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  • Community Highlights (10/31 – 11/6)

    Community Highlights (10/31 – 11/6) We had a really hard time deciding which featured projects to share with you this week. There have been a ton of amazing ones and I hope you peruse even more...

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  • Everything You Need to Run an Hour of Code

    Everything You Need to Run an Hour of Code Tynker has everything you need to host an awesome Hour of Code with your students in grades K-12. During an Hour of Code, your students can get...

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  • 7 Spooky Halloween Coding Projects Made by Kids

    7 Spooky Halloween Coding Projects Made by Kids Happy Halloween from your friends at Tynker! We’ve seen tons of awesome Halloween-themed games, trick-or-treating storytelling projects, and spooky remixes published to the Tynker community this past...

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