Posts tagged with ‘build your own game’

  • Programming = Better Math Skills + Fun

    The conventional belief has always been that kids interested in programming should develop strong math skills. But it might actually be the other way around. Educators and parents are talking about how computer programming can help...

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  • Wake-Up Call: Start Programming Learning Early

    Marky Dewhirst got a wake-up call one evening as she was driving home from work. The radio was tuned to NPR and she heard a discussion that suggested that kids should start learning computer programming...

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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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  • Coding To Become Better Thinkers: Programming Journey of the Mittal Twins

    Ten year old twins Karthik and Aditya Mittal do everything together. Both play the guitar and the piano, both love watching Phineas and Ferb, Mythbusters, and Shark Tank. And both Tynker. When mom and dad...

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  • Keep Coding Milly Jones!

    As Silicon Valley replaces Wall Street as the destination for the smartest and brightest from American universities, women are being left out of the race. On the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8,...

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  • Programming with Tynker at the Lubavitch Education Center, Miami

    Knowledge that will keep on giving… The Lubavitch Education Center (LEC) is a Jewish day school located in Miami that educates over 1,000 children. LEC runs a very succesful programming club using Tynker. A generous...

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  • How We Introduced Coding to Kids using Tynker Puzzles

    “In the next 10 years there will be 1.4 million Computer Science jobs in the US and only 400,000 people to fill those jobs. Coding is something that every person and student can do, they...

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  • Programming is the New Literacy – Educator shares Coding Club Experience

    Patricia Cloud Technology Associate School: Grand Oak Elementary School, NC Using Tynker Since: April 2013 Started Tynker Premium: Oct 2013 Number of Students on Tynker: 33 Number of projects created by students using Tynker: 382...

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  • Lesson Plans that Teach Kids Computer Programming

    We are happy to announce two new programming courses for schools appropriate for Grades 3-8: Programming 101, and Programming 102. Students learn at their own pace, which frees you up to provide more 1-on-1 attention. Programing...

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  • A room full of girls coding!

    We were so excited to run this programming workshop exclusively for girls organized by Girls Innovate! and hosted by nestGSV  at Redwood City, CA. It turned out to be a fantastic event, with a room...

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  • Summer of Code with Tynker

    “Braden’s favorite thing to do this summer was ‘being on the computer and programming’. He would wake up early in the morning to log in to Tynker on our home computer then he would attend...

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  • Programming for Kids: Parents Ask, Tynker Answers

    If you are a parent of young children interested in helping them learn computer programming, you most likely have many questions on how to go about it. Even how to begin to explore this for...

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  • Early CS Education in Grades 2-7

    “Tynker has become one of the most popular activities in my technology curriculum. Kids experience a great sense of achievement and understanding as they work through the lessons and share what they have learned. The...

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  • After School Coding Club

    “When I decided to launch a Tynker coding club at Miller Middle School, I received 125 applications in 10 days. Our parents and students know that programming is a life skill. Since this was the...

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  • Rigorous CS Curriculum for 8th Grade with Tynker

    Since its founding in 1893 in Palo Alto, The Harker School has become a world-class institution in the heart of Silicon Valley. Dr. Abigail Joseph teaches computer science and programming at The Harker School, and...

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  • Project Based Learning with Tynker

    Adriene Guiriba is a third-grade teacher at Walter Hays Elementary School in Palo Alto. She has been using Tynker since December 2012 with her 3rd grade class of 23 students. To date they have created over...

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  • Tynkering at Lunchtime!

    Tynker is a platform that can be flexibly integrated into a classroom or school. While some schools use it in their formal computer programming curriculums, other schools use it to enhance learning in classes like...

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  • Four Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Program

    Four Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Program In recent years, the importance of programming has become a subject of increasing international awareness, moving from the narrow domain of the “geek” to the broader world, including the...

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  • At What Age Should Kids Start Learning Programming?

    We started an interesting conversation on LinkedIn recently. Our CTO polled members of the LinkedIn group International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): “How early should computer programming skills be introduced to kids?”  This is...

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