Tynker at ISTE: Minecraft, Apple, LEGOs, and New Courses!
Next week is the year’s largest EdTech extravaganza – the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. We’ll be there, and have invited some of education’s finest teachers and collaborators to share their Tynker stories at the Tynker booth (#758). If you’re going to be there, you’ll want to make sure to put these sessions in your calendar!
This year, we invited authors, Tynker Blue Ribbon Educators, and Tynker teachers to present in our booth. They’ll be demoing some of the amazing things that Tynker can do, including:
- Tynker for Schools, our vast, integrated coding curriculum for K-8
- Apple/Swift coding integration
- Minecraft: Education Edition coding integration
- LEGO WeDo connectivity and course
- Parrot mini drones and course
Going to ISTE? Add these sessions to your calendar- now!
Using Tynker to Keep up With Computer Science
Presenter: Kimberly Lane, @askatechnogirl
Computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century, but a shift in paradigm must happen in order to get ALL students learning about computer science. Even more so, there is a huge gap in diversity of women who are learning about computer science. Learn how you can do that with Tynker!
Time: Monday, June 26th, 2pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Using Tynker & PBS LearningMedia to go Beyond Hour of Code
Presenter: Jenny O’Sullivan, @suntanslsnplans
As a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, I have shared PBS resources with others in a variety of sessions. For this quick share session, I plan to create a public PBS LearningMedia storyboard that highlights the Tynker resources available from PBS LearningMedia. I will also share my experiences in using this format as a way to share Tynker with my students.
Time: Monday, June 26th: 3pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Nick Provenzano: Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces – Book Giveaway and Signing!
Presenter: Nick Provenzano, The Nerdy Teacher
Schools around the country are designing maker spaces to spark creativity. Students learn best when they are able to create and tinker and make. But how do you even begin when there are so many terms floating around? This book provides a fun, practical, and approachable framework for any teacher curious about getting started with makerspaces. Get a free book and get it signed by the author! First come, first served. Book link here.
Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 9:30am, Booth #758Register Now!
Todd Nesloney: Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking- Book Giveaway and Signing
Presenter: Todd Nesloney, @TechNinjaTodd
What if learning was exciting? What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building? What if parents looked forward to calls from their children’s teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school’s number popped up on their phones? To Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, those aren’t far-fetched what ifs; they can (and should) be a reality for every teacher, school, parent, and student. Get a free book and get it signed by the author! First come, first serve. Book link here.
Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 9:30am, Booth #758Register Now!
Programming Tynker for Immediate Success!
Presenter: David J. Lockett, @davidjlockett
Building community. Why would we want our learners to code? What thinking skills does learning to code foster? All students share their work in a special Tynker-led community. Tynker is the answer for those who want to enter the third dimension. Tynker is platform-friendly with a range from Windows to Macs to Chromebooks. Tynker allows all students, regardless of skill level, to build a program from scratch, and complete programing challenges. There is a challenge for all students. No skill level is necessary.
Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 10am, Booth #758Register Now!
How Tynker Fits Into Our School Vision
Presenter: Amy Storer, @techamys
Our vision for this upcoming school year is Future Ready. Computer science will be a huge part of that vision. We don’t want computer science to be experienced in isolation. We want it to be a part of the school culture.
Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 12pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Tynker for Schools Curriculum
Presenter: Daniel Rezac, @drezac
Times: Monday: 12pm, 4pm / Tuesday: 10am, 3pm / Wednesday: 11am, 3pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Coding in Minecraft with Tynker!
Tynker’s intuitive visual approach turns your students’ love of Minecraft into a passion for learning, making, and creativity. Tynker is integrated into the Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder. Our tutorials and activities will challenge and inspire your students to build STEM projects in Minecraft.
Times: Monday: 4pm / Tuesday: 12pm / Wednesday: 1pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Code That Drone!
With Tynker, students aren’t just flying drones- they’re programming them! Students experience the thrill of flight as they use our specialized lessons to program drones.
Times: Monday: 1pm / Tuesday: 11am, 2pm / Wednesday: 2pm, Booth #758Register Now!
LEGO WeDo: Connecting and Mastering with Tynker
Integrate WeDo with your world! Tynker’s coding activities allow students to program sensors and integrate them into apps. This mini-session will introduce you to how Tynker can control connected toys!
Times: Tuesday: 2pm, Booth #758Register Now!
Learn Swift with Tynker!
Tynker’s free mobile app introduces coding through immersive, game-like courses. As they solve puzzles and make their own programs, students learn programming fundamentals in a fun, engaging way. This mini-session will introduce you to learning Swift at the earliest of ages.
Times: Tuesday, 4pm / Wednesday: 4pm, Booth #758Register Now!