We are excited to announce a wonderful feature that will enable kids to learn coding with blocks and then move on to real text based code when they are ready. Using the new Code View in Tynker workshop, kids can seamlessly move between blocks and code while building games. We have also made a whole host of improvements with the Tynker Workshop! Read on to learn more.
Transitioning from blocks to code
All-new Tynker Workshop
Tynker Workshop has a new look with improvements all around. The blocks are bigger making them more readable and easier to snap together. A consolidated Actor Panel is under the Stage. The toolbar has been improved with the most common Stage buttons on the top-left. We’ve also added multi-line blocks to make it easier to read some of the more complex blocks.
Theme-based graphic assets
Adventure…Sci-Fi…Greeting Cards…Fantasy…Spooky – these are just some of the brand new themed collection of graphics that we have just added to the media library. Using the new organization into themes, kids will be able to quickly find what they want in a theme or mix and match as they like. With a number of original backgrounds and brilliant props to choose from, the Media library is an endless supply of fun!
Courses have a fresh new look!
The Introduction to Programming course now has improved graphics and all new badges! All the guide characters have been upgraded to use the new animation engine that makes their motion more fluid and life-like. There are also 16 new puzzle challenges, one per chapter – try to crack the code!