• Ana, Future NASA Robot Engineer, Loves Coding with Tynker

    Ana, Future NASA Robot Engineer, Loves Coding with Tynker Ana is an 11-year-old from Zaragoza, Spain who loves to code with Tynker. We interviewed Ana and her two brothers Jorge and Antonino about the awesome...

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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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  • 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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  • Community Highlights (10/17 – 10/23)

    Community Highlights (10/17 – 10/23) With kids around the US back in school, the Tynker Community really seems to be ramping up with a lot of great new projects. Projects of the Week 3D Simulator...

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  • We Had a Blast at Minefaire 2016!

    We Had a Blast at Minefaire 2016! We spent the weekend in Philadelphia for Minefaire 2016, an a huge convention for Minecraft fans. Kids were incredibly excited about modding and making resources with Tynker. Kids loved...

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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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  • Community Highlights (10/10 – 10/16)

    Community Highlights (10/10 – 10/16) There’s been a lot going on this past week in Tynker’s Maker Community! Projects of the Week Emoji Meme Maker: This project lets you design your own emoji! Choose eyes,...

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  • How to Code Your Own Halloween Game

    How to Code Your Own Halloween Game For Halloween, your students can express their creative sides by making a fun Halloween game from one of our four templates. They’ll follow step-by-step instructions to create a personalized...

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  • How to Use Google Classroom with Tynker

    How to Use Google Classroom with Tynker What Is Google Classroom? Google Classroom is an awesome, widely used service that is free for teachers and students. This paperless system allows you to create classes, distribute assignments,...

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  • Community Highlights (10/3 – 10/9)

    Community Highlights (10/3 – 10/9) We’ve seen so many cool things this past week in the Maker Community. Featured Makers We started our Featured Maker program a few months back in order to showcase some...

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  • How Kids Learn to Code through Minecraft Modding

    How Kids Learn to Code through Minecraft Modding Tynker’s fun and approachable learning platform teaches kids to create Minecraft mods, program drones, create games and apps, and much more. We’ve found that when we engage...

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  • Community Highlights (9/26 – 10/2)

    Community Highlights (9/26 – 10/2) Happy Monday! Here are some of the best things happening in the Tynker community this past week. To join in on the fun, download the Tynker app for your iPad...

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  • Community Highlights (9/19 – 9/25)

    Community Highlights (9/19 – 9/25) One of our favorite projects this week was also one of the most simple ones. Check it out! This “Eat a Sandwich” project is also quite cute. Finally, this lemonade stand...

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  • Programming: A 21st Century Creative Medium

    Programming: A 21st Century Creative Medium In many discussions, art is contrasted with technology and science. We say that kids are “artsy” or “techy,” that people are “left-brain thinkers” (logical or analytical) or “right-brain thinkers” (creative...

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  • Tynker Community Highlights 9/12 – 9/18

    Tynker Community Highlights 9/12 – 9/18 We’ve seen some very cool projects in the Tynker mobile community this week. To see all projects, just download the Tynker app for your iPad or Android tablet and click...

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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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  • Tynker Community Highlights 9/5 – 9/11

    Tynker Community Highlights 9/5 – 9/11 Here are a few of the coolest projects submitted to the Tynker mobile community this past week. To see all projects, just download the Tynker app for your iPad...

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  • Jasmine Codes to Make Her Own Video Games

    Jasmine Codes to Make Her Own Video Games Jasmine is a 12-year-old from Garden Grove, California whose beautiful animations and interactive games caught our attention. She’s published several incredibly intricate projects to the Tynker community,...

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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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  • Tynker Community Highlights 8/29 – 9/4

    Tynker Community Highlights 8/29 – 9/4 There were some really amazing projects published to the Tynker community last week. Julian, a fourth grader from San Francisco who we featured on the Tynker blog, created “The Flying...

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  • Tynker Community Highlights 8/22 – 8/28

    Tynker Community Highlights 8/22 – 8/28 Happy Monday! Here are a few fun projects and pictures from this past week: We really love this “Shave the Beard” game. It’s optimized for mobile, so play it on...

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  • New in the Tynker App: Upload Pictures, Artwork, and More!

    New in the Tynker App: Upload Your Own Pictures, Artwork, and More! We’ve talked to dozens of kids who use the Tynker app to learn about what we could be doing better. Over and over again,...

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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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  • Tynker Community Highlights 8/15-8/21

    Tynker Community Highlights 8/15-8/21 Every Monday, we’ll be sharing a handful of our favorite projects that have been published on the Tynker app this past week. Tamia is six and a half years old and...

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