Introducing CodeLab on Tynker LIVE

Introducing CodeLab on Tynker LIVE
CodeLab on Tynker Live

CodeLab on Tynker LIVE is a fully produced DIY maker show for students and teachers. Every Tuesday to Friday, we’ll connect live on YouTube to share step-by-step tips and tricks to build the most amazing Tynker coding projects ever! From animation, artwork, motion projects, seasonal projects, Hour of Code projects, NASA, Barbie – we’ll build it together. We use a teacher-based moderated chat to gather questions from our student audience, and students help guide us as we create. Let’s create together, with CodeLab!

Simply ask your students to connect at the specified time, no registration needed! They can get help by joining the moderated chat at https://gotyn.kr/livechat, and those unable to join live can watch any of our prior shows on YouTube. Check out our upcoming schedule below.

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Date and TimeSession DetailsDescription
Friday, June 19, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Create a Cooking Game with Code
Language: Block-based
Grades: K-5
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Learn how to create an interactive cooking game! We’ll practice concepts like sequencing and conditional loops.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Model the Solar System with Code
Language: Block-based, Javascript, Python
Grades: 6+
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Join us to practice using loops and actors to create your own model of the solar system!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Use Code to Promote Sustainability
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Use conditional statements to create a project that promotes sustainability. Our CodeLab guests will focus on a cool recycling activity!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Share Your Message with Code
Language: Block-based
Grades: K-5
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
For this episode of CodeLab, our guests will be coding animated avatars to express messages about positive change. Today’s project is open-ended it is – all we’re asking is for you to show us how you’d change the world!

This week’s Summer Code Jam project is Create Your Avatar. Summer Code Jam is a skill-based coding competition!
Friday, June 12, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Code an Imaginative Space Story
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
For this CodeLab session, we’re asking you to imagine your life as an astronaut in NASA’s forthcoming Artemis program! Our special guests will help give you the tools to bring your imagination to life.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Design a Presentation with Code
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Learn how to make your own slideshow in Tynker! Our CodeLab guests will teach you all about switching backgrounds and detecting background changes, as well as moving and animating actors. 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Multiplication Escape
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Your character is stuck in a cave, but the only way it can move forward is by correctly answering math questions! Our CodeLab guests will help you program your own escape game with Multiplication Escape.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT

Soccer Juggling in Augmented Reality!
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Next up on the docket: performing sports tricks with code! This CodeLab session, our guests will teach you how to create your own soccer juggling project using augmented reality, motion detection, and physics. 
Friday, June 5, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Celebrate with Animated Card Creator
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Animated Card Creator is an activity in our free Programming 100 course. Join our CodeLab guests for a fun tutorial on customizing your greeting card with music, a unique background, and a friendly greeting. 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Create a Clever Comic
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Join our CodeLab guests to explore Create a Comic, an activity in our free Programming 100 course. You’ll customize your comic using a background, comic frame, speech bubbles, different actors, and animated scenes.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Daring to Do Dragon Dash
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-5
Proficiency Level: Beginner
This CodeLab session is all about searching for treasure with Dragon Dash, an activity in our free Programming 100 course. You’ll design a custom dragon and navigate through fun puzzles, learning concepts like sequencing, repetition, conditional logic and counting as you go.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Composing Candy Quest
Language: Block-based
Grades: K-4
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Candy Quest is an iconic Tynker activity and part of our free Programming 100 course. Join our CodeLab guests to learn loops and conditional statements as you design your own candy troll character and help it find its way home!
Friday, May 29, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Clever Quips with Cow Jokes
Language: Block-based
Grades: K-8
Proficiency Level: Beginner
So far on CodeLab we’ve used code to create art and music – next up, using code for humor! This CodeLab session, our special guests will guide you through programming a cow to tell a joke. We’ll practice animation, timing, and dialogue.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Virtual Piano Virtuoso
Language: Block-based
Grades: K-8
Proficiency Level: Beginner
You’ve heard of making art with code, but what about making music? Our CodeLab guests teach you how to code your own piano – and you’re not just limited to piano sounds! You can program the keys to play anything from a marimba to an electric guitar.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Synthesizing Spin Draw
Language: Block-based
Grades: K+
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Kids (and adults!) of all ages will have a blast creating art with Spin Draw, a fun Hour of Code activity. Our CodeLab guests will help you program your own pen using the concept of stamping – then you’ll use your pen to create masterpieces!
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Plotting the Physics Cannon Game
Language: Block-based
Grades: 5-8
Proficiency Level: Advanced
Physics concepts like gravity, impulse, and collisions come together in our popular Hour of Code activity, Physics Cannon! With the help of our CodeLab guests and Tynker’s physics engine, you’ll create your very own two-player game to play with a friend.
Friday, May 22, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT


Constructing Historical Heroes
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-8
Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Join us for a combined coding tutorial and history lesson! We’ll be coding a cool new project called Historical Commercial. We’ll walk you through this tutorial- helping you take on a historical event of your choosing.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Sculpting Space Cowboy
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-8
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Stop by our CodeLab to program your very own Space Cowboy scene! We’ll use concepts like animation, sound, timing, and rotation to take on a zombie…in space. Join us to customize your Space Cowboy scene.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Project Prowess with Pattern Maker
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-8
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Get in touch with your inner artist by creating amazing art with Pattern Maker, our popular Hour of Code project. We’ll teach you how to use code to draw flowers, butterflies, fractals, spirals, and more!
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2 PM EDT/6 PM GMT
Collaborative Coding with Crystal Clash
Language: Block-based
Grades: 3-8
Proficiency Level: Beginner
In this CodeLab, we’ll walk you through programming in our popular multi-player game, Crystal Clash. Join us as we give you project pointers and tips on making Crystal Clash your own.
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