• Program Your Own Fireworks Show in Minecraft

    Program Your Own Fireworks Show in Minecraft This 4th of July, use coding to safely shoot off fireworks from the comfort of your computer! With Tynker’s Minecraft modding, you can create a simple mod where...

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  • Rock Climber Max’s Competitive Spirit Motivates Him to Code

    Rock Climber Max’s Competitive Spirit Motivates Him to Code Max is an 11-year-old from Chicago, Illinois who has published some awesome projects to the Tynker community, like his Dance Machine simulator. We wanted to learn...

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  • Bryce Tynkers to Inspire Other Makers

    Bryce Tynkers to Inspire Other Makers Bryce is 8 years old and he lives in Overland Park, Kansas. We loved his Minecraft-themed Tynker projects, so we asked him to talk to us about why he codes...

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  • For Christopher, Coding Is a Way to Bring Joy to Others

    For Christopher, Coding Is a Way to Bring Joy to Others Christopher is a 10-year-old from Cupertino, California who published some amazing projects to the Tynker community, including his own version of the popular Cookie...

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  • Code with Your Child for Father’s Day

    Code with Your Child for Father’s Day Father’s Day is a great time for your kids to spend quality time with their father or other important role models or mentors in their lives. Together, they can...

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  • 6 Fun Ways to Start Coding with Tynker this Summer

    6 Fun Ways to Start Coding with Tynker this Summer It can be expensive and stressful to keep kids engaged and learning over the summer. Coding is a great way for your child to explore a...

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  • Meet Brenda, an Amazing Dancer and Coder

    Meet Brenda, an Amazing Dancer and Coder Brenda is nine years old and lives in Copperas Cove, Texas. In addition to being a dancer, she’s made some great projects in Tynker that were featured on the...

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  • Why does a future cop need to learn to code? Ask Benji!

    Why does a future cop need to learn to code? Ask Benji! Benji is an 11-year-old from McKinney, Texas who has published some really cool projects to the Tynker community. We asked him some questions...

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  • Meet Kira: Artist, Harry Potter Fan, Animal Lover, and Coder

    Meet Kira: Artist, Harry Potter Fan, Animal Lover, and Coder Kira is 13 and she lives in St. Clairsville, Ohio. She combines her artistic and coding talents with her love of animals and pop culture...

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  • Hayden: From Video Game Player to Video Game Coder

    Hayden: From Video Game Player to Video Game Coder Hayden is a 5th grader in Minnesota. He published some awesome games and stories on Tynker, so we asked him to sit down with us to talk...

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  • Tynkering with Minecraft and Drones at Maker Faire 2016

    Tynkering with Minecraft and Drones at Maker Faire 2016 Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend! It was great to see so many kids excited about...

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  • Meet Lindsay, a Coder and Future Teacher

    Meet Lindsay, a Coder and Future Teacher Lindsay is an 11-year-old who lives in Zimmerman, Minnesota and loves coding with Tynker. Learn more about Lindsay! What are your hobbies? I play basketball and I do the iPad. I also...

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  • For Dea, Coding Is About Expressing Her Imagination

    For Dea, Coding Is About Expressing Her Imagination Dea is a 7-year-old from Newton, Massachusetts and one of our Featured Makers. We noticed that she was making some amazing coding projects in Tynker with beautiful hand-drawn animations, so...

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  • What do coding and cooking have in common? Ask Ryan!

    What do coding and cooking have in common? Ask Ryan! Meet Ryan, an 11-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio and one of our Featured Makers. He’s published some amazing projects to the Tynker community, so we sat...

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  • Turn Minecraft Time Into Coding Time!

    Turn Minecraft Time Into Coding Time Now you can use Tynker’s easy block-based coding language to create mods to customize your Minecraft experience. It takes the already creative, open-ended world of Minecraft and allows you...

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  • Celebrate Your Mother Using Digital Storytelling

    Celebrate Your Mother Using Digital Storytelling Mother’s Day is about so much more than flowers and jewelry. For Mother’s Day, your students can use code to tell animated, interactive stories about what their mothers or...

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  • Reasons to Code, According to Nine Young Coders

    Reasons to Code, According to Nine Young Coders Across the country, legislators and prominent entrepeneurs have been calling for all kids to learn to code. They cite the importance of computational thinking and the demand for...

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  • Make a Fun Mini-Game for Earth Day

    Make a Fun Mini-Game for Earth Day This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day! It’s a great time to learn about the earth, reflect on how our actions affect the environment, make a difference, and...

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  • Learn about Antimatter from Andy

    Learn about Antimatter from Andy Andy is a 4th grader in Minnesota. He’s made some really advanced projects in Tynker and wants to be a programmer when he grows up. He loves coding and building...

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  • Meet Our Community of Makers

    Meet Our Community of Makers Over the past few months, we’ve seen an incredible “maker” community spring up among our users. They share amazing coding projects, remix what others are making, and even create lessons...

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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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  • Your April Fools’ Day Coding Present Has Arrived

    Your April Fools’ Day Coding Present Has Arrived On April Fools’ Day, your students can play a good-hearted prank on their friends and parents by completing and customizing this fun coding project. Students just follow the...

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  • Understanding the Basic Algorithms that Power Your Digital Life

    This is Part 2 of a series on algorithms. Part 1, How to Explain Algorithms to Kids, is available here. Understanding the Basic Algorithms that Power Your Digital Life Algorithms provide a series of instructions...

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