School is just around the corner — last year ended with a bang with more than a million amazing projects created by students. We loved all the incredible feedback and suggestions that we received from enthusiastic teachers and students asking for more fun and learning with Tynker.
We’ve been busy all summer long, working on everything you asked for. We are happy to launch a fresh new teacher portal, exciting new student experience, and brand new curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year.
Managing classrooms is easier than ever…
Tynker’s new design makes it convenient and easy to manage all of your students and classrooms. The new dashboard view provides a complete view of student activity with easy access to every classroom at the click of a button.
Add students just like before — but now you can perform bulk operations on students, moving them between classes based on progress. Log in to check out the new look!
Sidescrollers, platformers, physics and more…
We’ve had such positive feedback regarding Tynker with the most popular request being MORE! Well, we listened! We are happy and proud to announce brand-new, grade-appropriate courses that motivate students to learn programming as they create the games they love to play (side scroller, arcade, adventure game, etc). Our new courses have a fun, engaging new look with exciting new storylines and built-in assessment with integrated quizzes and “debug” puzzles.
Our first three new courses are available in our catalog today with many more on the way.
Real-time feedback and assessment…
A quick glance at the Concept Map tab and the Grade Book tabs let you monitor progress of your class in more detail. In addition, each student gets a full scorecard page that you can print and share with parents. Best of all, these metrics are populated automatically, eliminating work and giving you more time to spend with students.
Want to see which Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Tynker supports? Our Common Core State Standards mapping will be published soon.
We hope you love our new look and developments as much as we do —let us know what you think, drop us a line!