Learn JavaScript

This is a brief intro about what Tynker offers for learning JavaScript. Continue reading to see how Tynker can teach your child this coding language.

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is among the most powerful and flexible programming languages of the web. It powers the dynamic behavior on most websites, including this one.

Why JavaScript & Tynker

Tynker is the only platform that grows with your child. They will progress through courses while building a portfolio of their work and gaining valuable 21st century skills.

What They’ll Learn

JavaScript Basics

Get used to typing and syntax and learn the basics of JavaScript.

Loops & Patterns

Learn to recognize patterns and use a “for” loop to solve problems.

Conditional Logic

Learn about conditionals in JavaScript.

Conditional Loops

Learn how to use the “while” loop and the “do-while” loop in JavaScript.

Variables

Learn how to use the “while” loop and the “do-while” loop in JavaScript.

Expressions

Learn about expressions in JavaScript.

Using the Canvas

Discover the canvas element, sprites, layering, and sorting.

User Interaction

Learn to set up and handle keyboard and mouse events in JavaScript.

Game Design

Learn about game loops, win/loss conditions, and keeping score in JavaScript.

What They’ll Make

These are the types of projects that you child will make while learning
JavaScript and building skills in mathematics, problem solving and creativity.

Snake Mini-game

Breakout Mini-game

Pong Mini-game

JavaScript Courses

Counter Hack

Get introduced to JavaScript in this fun hour-long coding challenge. Hack your way through the system by deleting viruses, solving mazes, and navigating portals to save the computer!

Sky Pirate Adventure

Learn JavaScript syntax and basics through fun exercises and coding puzzles, and then build classic arcade games like Snake, Pong and Breakout.

Intro to Programming and Art

Learn the basics of art and programming as you take inspiration from famous artists like Picasso, Mondrian, and Monet and recreate their works using JavaScript and Programming.

It’s amazing to see them learn complex programming concepts in a fun way!

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  • Intro to Game Design


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Learn to design and build your own games in 6 fun-filled classes. Code classic games or build something totally new.

    Lesson 1: Mouse Maze

    Write your first game! Code a simple skill-based game controlled with the mouse. You'll need a steady hand to reach the goal.

    • Mouse events
    • Color-sensing code
    • Winning and losing conditions

    Lesson 2: Go Kart

    Take the wheel and explore how to add keyboard controls to your game. Avoid the oncoming obstacles.

    • Keyboard events
    • Collision detection
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Loops and iteration

    Lesson 3: Base Defense

    Create a tower defense game. Make complex games with loads of enemies — and handle projectiles.

    • Clone actors with code
    • Make bullets and lasers fly
    • Add randomness to your games

    Lesson 4: Space Voyager

    Create a dodger game with powerups and collectibles. Add an invincibility powerup — or invent your own.

    • Coordinate the action using messages
    • Keep score with variables
    • Manage game state

    Lesson 5: Ball Pop

    Make a colorful chain-reaction puzzle game. Can you make ALL the balls pop with just a single click? Explore advanced coding and animation techniques in this lesson.

    • Events and broadcasts
    • Puzzle game basics
    • Get more practice with clones, color-sensing, and randomness

    Lesson 6: Bank Shot

    Explore Tynker's Physics Blocks to create a fun game with collisions, action, and motion.

    • Control gravity
    • Change Actors' physics properties
    • Give objects a push with impulse and much more

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Python


    Ages: 12+
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Explore Python in 6 interactive classes. Progress to solve real world problems in math and science, design games, & more!

    Lesson 1: Python Basics

    Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming. Then explore how to represent repeating patterns with code.

    • Function calls
    • For loops
    • Python syntax basics

    Lesson 2: Conditionals

    Explore boolean values, boolean logic, if statements, and while loops. Write programs that “make decisions.”

    • Selection and conditional statements
    • Explore digital logic
    • Debugging tricks and techniques

    Lesson 3: Variables

    Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more. Then get some practice with lists, a useful data structure.

    • Variables and datatypes
    • Expressions and operators
    • Store loads of data with lists

    Lesson 4: Turtle Graphics

    Create graphics and user interfaces with the Turtle module. Explore functions, a way to keep code organized and repeatable.

    • Write custom functions
    • Draw on the screen with code
    • Import Python modules

    Lesson 5: Game Design

    Design games with an interactive canvas and write programs that respond to key-presses, mouse events, and more.

    • Keyboard control and mouse events
    • Implement game logic and loops
    • Code several games from scratch

    Lesson 6: Capstone Project

    Put together everything you've learned to create a fun, playable arcade game. In this final project, you will create a Brick Breaker game using Turtle Graphics.

    • A challenging self-guided project
    • Extend the game with Bonus Challenges

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

    Explore the basics of AI with the Face-Tracking blocks. Create a costume that follows you, wherever you go! Add a wizard hat, clown nose, cowboy mustache, or whatever else you like.

    • Show and enable Face-Tracking
    • Switch costumes with code
    • Work with live video

    Lesson 2: Face Painting Booth

    Draw on a 3D face mesh! Make a carnival-style face paint creation. Create a costume or add glamorous makeup.

    • Explore Face-Tracking landmarks
    • Use the face-effect block to draw on a face mesh

    Lesson 3: World Traveler

    Create a greenscreen effect with live video and the Pose-Tracking blocks. Make a different animal appear as you change the scene.

    • Enable Pose-Tracking and work with body segmentation
    • Switch backgrounds with code
    • Use mouse events to control where you go

    Lesson 4: Protect the Cupcake

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create an augmented reality "defense" game. Don't let the foxes steal your food!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control the motion of actors

    Lesson 5: Bubble Frenzy

    Create a game using the Hand-Tracking blocks. The bubble only pops if you follow the instructions, exactly! Explore Hand-Tracking landmarks and game logic.

    • Use dictionaries to represent landmarks efficiently
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control game flow
    • Use variables to keep track of game state

    Lesson 6: Turtle Racer

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create a virtual game controller! Control where the actor goes using a virtual steering wheel!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use angles of landmarks to control the motion of actors
    • Use variables and positions of actors to control game flow

    AI Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Game Design


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Learn to design and build your own games in 6 fun-filled classes. Code classic games or build something totally new.

    Lesson 1: Mouse Maze

    Write your first game! Code a simple skill-based game controlled with the mouse. You'll need a steady hand to reach the goal.

    • Mouse events
    • Color-sensing code
    • Winning and losing conditions

    Lesson 2: Go Kart

    Take the wheel and explore how to add keyboard controls to your game. Avoid the oncoming obstacles.

    • Keyboard events
    • Collision detection
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Loops and iteration

    Lesson 3: Base Defense

    Create a tower defense game. Make complex games with loads of enemies — and handle projectiles.

    • Clone actors with code
    • Make bullets and lasers fly
    • Add randomness to your games

    Lesson 4: Space Voyager

    Create a dodger game with powerups and collectibles. Add an invincibility powerup — or invent your own.

    • Coordinate the action using messages
    • Keep score with variables
    • Manage game state

    Lesson 5: Ball Pop

    Make a colorful chain-reaction puzzle game. Can you make ALL the balls pop with just a single click? Explore advanced coding and animation techniques in this lesson.

    • Events and broadcasts
    • Puzzle game basics
    • Get more practice with clones, color-sensing, and randomness

    Lesson 6: Bank Shot

    Explore Tynker's Physics Blocks to create a fun game with collisions, action, and motion.

    • Control gravity
    • Change Actors' physics properties
    • Give objects a push with impulse and much more

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Python


    Ages: 12+
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Explore Python in 6 interactive classes. Progress to solve real world problems in math and science, design games, & more!

    Lesson 1: Python Basics

    Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming. Then explore how to represent repeating patterns with code.

    • Function calls
    • For loops
    • Python syntax basics

    Lesson 2: Conditionals

    Explore boolean values, boolean logic, if statements, and while loops. Write programs that “make decisions.”

    • Selection and conditional statements
    • Explore digital logic
    • Debugging tricks and techniques

    Lesson 3: Variables

    Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more. Then get some practice with lists, a useful data structure.

    • Variables and datatypes
    • Expressions and operators
    • Store loads of data with lists

    Lesson 4: Turtle Graphics

    Create graphics and user interfaces with the Turtle module. Explore functions, a way to keep code organized and repeatable.

    • Write custom functions
    • Draw on the screen with code
    • Import Python modules

    Lesson 5: Game Design

    Design games with an interactive canvas and write programs that respond to key-presses, mouse events, and more.

    • Keyboard control and mouse events
    • Implement game logic and loops
    • Code several games from scratch

    Lesson 6: Capstone Project

    Put together everything you've learned to create a fun, playable arcade game. In this final project, you will create a Brick Breaker game using Turtle Graphics.

    • A challenging self-guided project
    • Extend the game with Bonus Challenges

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

    Explore the basics of AI with the Face-Tracking blocks. Create a costume that follows you, wherever you go! Add a wizard hat, clown nose, cowboy mustache, or whatever else you like.

    • Show and enable Face-Tracking
    • Switch costumes with code
    • Work with live video

    Lesson 2: Face Painting Booth

    Draw on a 3D face mesh! Make a carnival-style face paint creation. Create a costume or add glamorous makeup.

    • Explore Face-Tracking landmarks
    • Use the face-effect block to draw on a face mesh

    Lesson 3: World Traveler

    Create a greenscreen effect with live video and the Pose-Tracking blocks. Make a different animal appear as you change the scene.

    • Enable Pose-Tracking and work with body segmentation
    • Switch backgrounds with code
    • Use mouse events to control where you go

    Lesson 4: Protect the Cupcake

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create an augmented reality "defense" game. Don't let the foxes steal your food!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control the motion of actors

    Lesson 5: Bubble Frenzy

    Create a game using the Hand-Tracking blocks. The bubble only pops if you follow the instructions, exactly! Explore Hand-Tracking landmarks and game logic.

    • Use dictionaries to represent landmarks efficiently
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control game flow
    • Use variables to keep track of game state

    Lesson 6: Turtle Racer

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create a virtual game controller! Control where the actor goes using a virtual steering wheel!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use angles of landmarks to control the motion of actors
    • Use variables and positions of actors to control game flow

    AI Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

* Lifetime plan details are available here.

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