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Ada's Adventure

Intro to Coding - Ages 7+

Beginner Course: As you learn to code, you’ll help Professor Ada defeat Dr. Glitch with math and problem-solving skills.

  • No Prerequisites
  • Recommended for Ages 8+
  • No Prerequisites
  • Recommended for Ages 8+

14 Modules

1
Tynker Workshop Students are introduced to Tynker Workshop and visual programming using graphical blocks. Build projects with Actors, Costumes, and sounds. 12 Activities: 7 Intros | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• ADDING BACKGROUNDS TO THE STAGE. • ADDING ACTORS TO THE STAGE. • ADDING COSTUMES TO ACTORS. • ADDING CODE BLOCKS TO ACTORS. • ADDING SOUNDS TO AN ACTOR AND PLAYING THEM. •
2
Animation Students learn about loops, animation, and simple motion. They create animations by switching multiple Costumes in a loop and control animation speed using delays. 11 Activities: 6 Intros | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• CREATING ANIMATION BY SWITCHING COSTUMES • LOOPS • SLOWING DOWN A PROGRAM •
3
Storytelling Students learn to make interactive stories and jokes using code blocks. They add speech bubbles to Actors and use wait blocks to time dialogue delivery. 13 Activities: 7 Intros | 1 Puzzle | 4 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• USING SPEECH BUBBLES TO MAKE ACTORS HAVE A CONVERSATION. • USING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SPEECH BUBBLES TO DISPLAY EMOTION. • USING WAIT BLOCK TO CONTROL THE TIMING OF A PROGRAM. •
4
Input Events Students learn to move Actors, point them toward other objects, and rotate them. They use the keyboard and mouse to control an Actor. 14 Activities: 8 Intros | 1 Tutorial | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
• MOVING AN ACTOR AROUND THE STAGE. • USING THE KEYBOARD TO TRIGGER PROGRAMS. •
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My 8 year old son just completed the Tynker programming course. It was a fantastic learning experience for him... Keep up the good work! Brian Perron, Ph.D. Parent from Ann Arbor, MI
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How Kids Learn with Tynker

Kids learn on their own with a guided, hands-on approach that individualizes the learning experience. Tynker's online courses provide a complete learning system for your child to master the fundamentals of programming. Tynker's visual programming language makes it easy to learn, and once kids gain proficiency, they can seamlessly transition to Javascript coding within the Tynker learning system. Enroll in one of our plans for unlimited play across all courses.

Self-Paced Courses
  • Step-by-step success
  • Interactive lessons
  • Guided learning
  • Skill mastery
Game-Based Learning
  • Fun challenges
  • Bite-sized lessons
  • Achievements
  • Immersive entertainment
Hands-on Activities
  • Visual Workshop
  • Level Editor
  • Character Creator
  • Physics Engine

Requirements

Online courses require a desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required. Courses are not supported on tablets.

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