iPad Schools are Loving the Tynker Experience!

iPad Schools are Loving the Tynker Experience!

iPad Schools are Loving the Tynker Experience!  

Last year, Tynker announced the integration of our award-winning Premium curriculum making its way to iPad. Students could now log into the iPad app and work through hundreds of hours of content, including Apple’s Everyone Can Code courses, Space Cadet, and Dragon Spells. Tynker teachers have been digging in since then, and we’ve collected some of their stories here. 


 

 

Sarah Schemanske – Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI

We were able to have a lot of success using Tynker on the iPads. I taught the PLTW 4th grade curriculum to 3 classes with 24 students each. Students logged in using their Google accounts and it worked great. Loved being able to duplicate projects. Great way for students to experiment and explore without ruining their original file. Getting ready to start another group of 72 students here in a few weeks. LOVE using Tynker!!

 

“We were able to have a lot of success using Tynker on the iPads.”

 

Kathleen Kerner – Deerfield PS, Deerfield, IL

This is Kathy Kerner of Walden Elementary School, Deerfield Public Schools #109 in Deerfield, Illinois. I am the Library Information Specialist and SmartLab (Creative Learning Systems) Facilitator, and I work with teachers in grades 2-5 to plan and co-teach activities in our SmartLab. This year, in addition to CLS’s Learning Launchers, we used both Space Cadet and Dragon Spells with 3rd and 5th graders as one of their rotations. We used our shared library iPads. They were totally engaged, loved the activities, and were challenged but successful. 
 

“They were totally engaged, loved the activities, and were challenged but successful.”

 

David Lockett – Bok Academy, Lake Wales, FL

Bok Academy in the Lake Wales Charter Schools network is a 1:1 Apple school. We’ve found success with Tynker using the Drones 101 course and STEM integration. Using Tynker, students can move around blocks of code to create different drone flight patterns and tricks, like flips in different directions. The benefits of actually knowing and writing code, coupled with learning how students can build problem-solving and communication skills, was the cornerstone of Drone Day Go! and ongoing projects.”

 

“We’ve found success with Tynker using the Drones 101 course and STEM integration.”

 

Anna Blake – Elizabeth-Forward School District

Elizabeth-Forward School District loves Tynker! Using Tynker with fourth grade and third grade this year has increased computational thinking beyond what I imagined. The fourth grade has used Dragon Spells and Space Cadet and ultimately gained computational thinking from the fun, engaging puzzles. From that point, now the fourth grade is flying drones using the Drone 101 curriculum. I was recommended to use Tynker from a colleague in West Virginia, and I can say that I recommend it to any educator that is looking to help challenge and strengthen already understood coding terms such as algorithms, sequences and loops. With fun and engaging games, the kids in my class don’t see this as work but play which is ideal.

 

“With fun and engaging games, the kids in my class don’t see this as work but play, which is ideal.”  

 

Charlotte Billot – Ecole Sainte Therese, Toulouse, France

My students are 3rd graders en Toulouse, France, and I have also a coding club presenting at ISTE.  We use only iPad (12 shared devices with the whole school of 400). They went through “ Space Cadets “ quite easily; they work by 2. “ Sorts de Dragon” (Dragon Spells) was harder for some students, but just the first 3 steps . The design of the Character is “awesome” to quote them, and because of the beautiful environment, the French language, and the fact that it is logical, I succeeded in making my “reluctant technology collègue “ do it with her 3rd graders. She was not very at ease with Scratch Jr. because it was not “guided,” so Tynker was for her. For the 4th and 5th graders (coding club), it is quite easy. They loved the lessons we did on the class account. 
 

“For the 4th and 5th graders (coding club), it is quite easy. They loved the lessons we did on the class account.”

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