With Tynker’s game-based approach to learning, it's easy to engage students of all ages, interests, and experience levels.
Tynker uses structured, open-ended activities that allow children to learn and create.
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Add all your students to a class. Students will be able to access the Hour of Code activities from their dashboard.
Tynker teachers – No prep needed
If you already have a Tynker account, you're all set! The Hour of Code activities will automatically show up in your students' dashboards during the event. Encourage your students to log in to their accounts during the Hour of Code week to participate, and spread the word to your fellow teachers!
|Grade K-2||Grade 3-5||Grade 6+|
|Barbie™ Pet Vet Space Quest Peep: Dance with Friends||Barbie™ You Can Be Anything™ Dragon Blast Spin Draw||Dragon Dash Undersea Arcade Bird Mayhem|
||Candy Quest Peep: Dance with Friends Spin Draw||Dragon Dash Pattern Maker Platformer Starter Kit||Crystal Clash Platformer Starter Kit Physics Cannon Game|
||Dragon Blast Spin Draw Platformer Starter Kit||Code Monsters Pattern Maker Physics Cannon Game||Code Commander Physics Cannon Game Counter Hack|
What Students Do
- Solve game-based coding puzzles to learn the basics
- Follow step-by-step tutorials to create drawing, music, animation, storytelling, physics, and arcade game projects
- Save and publish their creations
- Download the free Tynker App to create and run projects on tablets
What Students Learn
- Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to complete puzzles
- Learn programming concepts such as sequencing, repetition, and conditional logic
- Apply programming concepts to create games, stories, and art
- Build projects they're proud to share with family and friends
- Learn that programming is neither difficult nor boring – it's a powerful tool they can use to bring their imagination to life!
Tips for Coding Success
- Pick a sequence of activities based on interests, grade level, and experience
- Create a portfolio of games, art, music, comics, greetings, and more
- Explore other students' creation and discover what they can do
- Don't stop! Continue solving puzzles and building apps from home
Fun Ideas for an Exciting Event
- Plan a Family Hour of Code Showcase! Invite parents, community leaders, and school administrators to see your students' great work.
- Turn your Hour of Code into a community success story! Reach out to the media using our press template.
- Post printouts of kids’ custom characters on a bulletin board
- Have a classroom challenge! Showcase your students' best creations.
- For experienced students – pick a theme and ask students to create lessons for each other using Tutorial Designer.
- Press release template for schools
- Enhance Learning in All Areas
- Learning To Code Develops Creativity in Kids
- Programming = Better Math Skills + Fun
- Using Tynker District Wide
- Project Based Learning with Tynker
- Getting Girls to Code
- Lunch-time Tynker Club
- After School Coding Club
- Coding in Early Grades
Beyond the Hour of Code
Tynker makes it easy to teach computer programming! Grade-specific and self-paced, the interactive curriculum lets students learn by creatively applying coding concepts to core subjects. Tynker includes everything you need to teach programming in a fun, engaging way, including lesson plans, teacher guides, answer keys, and standards alignment.
Get coding by solving fun puzzles! Connect blocks together to complete each level.Course
Build cool games, design characters, generate music, and draw math art. Unlock the power of code!Course
Help Gus survive in Side Scroller Survival and program the robot to dance in BeatBot Battle.Course
STEM Project Library
Our ready-to-use project templates integrate coding into the subjects you already teach.
A collection of fun programming projects about topics in history, geography, civics, ethics, and digital citizenship.STEM
A collection of fun programming projects about grammar, storytelling, reading, and writing.STEM
A collection of fun projects that use programming to solve math problems and model math concepts.STEM
Refer a Teacher
Help spread the word! Recruit five fellow educators to host an Hour of Code with Tynker, and you and your five invitees will each receive a FREE Tynker lesson.Refer other Educators