Tynker Builds Coding Confidence in South Carolina Students
Michele Seborowski-Price is a teacher at Orchard Park Elementary School at Fort Mill School District in Fort Mill, South Carolina. She has worked in Technology since 2002 and is currently working on her Masters in Instructional Technology. She loves to play with gadgets and is very honored to have been selected with three of her colleagues to represent OPES as a STEAM leader. You can follow her on Twitter at @mdmsp51. She shared some her thoughts about Tynker below:
Tynker is one of the easiest and most fun ways to teach coding to ALL of my students. Even my first graders were working through code challenges with ease! The format is fun and engaging, and students frequently ask if they can use Tynker when they have “free time.”
Tynker has made coding fun and exciting for most of my students. The variety of assignments allow every level to be actively engaged. The lessons are designed so that students have the opportunity to be successful and provide plenty of opportunities to persevere in problem-solving!
“Tynker allows for proper scaffolding of CS lessons so that students can work their way up to more challenging tasks with repetition and confidence.”
Computer Science is crucial in developing problem solving skills. The foundation of the “new learner” is rooted in the ability to handle the four C’s. Tynker provides a way for students to collaborate as they work to solve new coding challenges and allows for creativity as they add their own personal touch to new games.
Tynker allows me to have pre-created lessons and organized tasks. It allows for proper scaffolding of CS lessons so that students can work their way up to more challenging tasks with repetition and confidence.
Check out some of my students’ projects below: