Ideas and Tips

  • Create Code Poetry for World Poetry Day

    Create Code Poetry for World Poetry Day March 21 is World Poetry Day, and we wanted to celebrate the occasion by giving kids a chance to combine poetry and coding – two forms of creative...

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  • Vote on Our Next #TynkerChat Topic with Moderator Todd Burleson

    If you haven't done a #TynkerChat before, you totally should! It's a great way to connect with educators who are ready to take coding and computer science forward. Vote on next week's topic,...

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  • Community Highlights (3/6 – 3/12)

    Community Highlights (3/6 – 3/12) Here’s what’s new in the Tynker community this past week: Featured Makers We featured three more kid makers on the Tynker blog this week: Anthony from Chicago, Joshua from Vancouver,...

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  • How Kids Learn Coding with Tynker

    How Kids Learn Coding with Tynker At Tynker, we are committed to empowering the next generation of makers with a foundation in programming and computational thinking. We know that these skills will be incredibly valuable...

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  • A Fun Coding Project for St. Patrick’s Day!

    A Fun Coding Project for St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by coding a fun game for the occasion! Students can build “Clover Chaser,” a simple game where rotating clovers appear wherever you click and...

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  • Community Highlights (2/27 – 3/5)

    Community Highlights (2/27 – 3/5) Tynkerers have been coding up a storm! Here’s what’s new in the Tynker community from this past week: Featured Makers We featured four more amazing makers this week: Madi, who...

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  • Inspiring Projects from Our Young Coders!

    Inspiring Projects from Our Young Coders! Have you taken a look at the Tynker community? Kids publish thousands of projects every week to our fully moderated platform. Many kids who use Tynker tell us that their...

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  • Join Us for Our Very First #TynkerChat with Moderator Adam Welcome

    Join Us for Our Very First #TynkerChat with Moderator Adam Welcome!  Now, more than ever, educators are reaching out to us asking how they can connect with other coding educators in their area. While we are...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Programming Lego WeDo 2.0 with Tynker

    Programming Lego WeDo 2.0 with Tynker This is a quick-start guide to program your Lego WeDo 2.0 with the Tynker App. Compatibility WeDo 2.0 – LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set. At this time, WeDo...

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  • Community Highlights (1/23 – 1/29)

    Community Highlights (1/23 – 1/29) This week, we went to FETC in Orlando and BETT in London. We met some amazing teachers, many of whom were already using Tynker to teach coding! It was so...

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  • BIG Tynker Update: Improved Student Experience for 2017

    BIG Tynker Update: Improved Student Experience for 2017 We’re putting the final touches on our new student dashboard. The new dashboard has a simplified layout that makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for....

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  • Community Highlights (1/16 – 1/22)

    Community Highlights (1/16 – 1/22) Here are a few highlights from the Tynker community this past week: Featured Makers This week, we featured four amazing kids on the Tynker blog: Luke, Tamia, Rashaad, and Isaiah....

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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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