The Easiest Way to Teach Programming in Schools!

Tynker's comprehensive school coding solution makes it easy to integrate computer programming into your classroom with grade-specific programming courses.

  • Over 60,000 schools teach programming using Tynker
  • Over 60,000 schools teach programming using Tynker
  • Over 60,000 schools teach programming using Tynker
  • Over 60,000 schools teach programming using Tynker
  • Over 60,000 schools teach programming using Tynker

Built for Educators

No experience required

Block and Text Coding

Start with our intuitive visual language, then move to JavaScript and Python.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Grade-based lesson plans allow you to focus on your students.

Creativity Tools

Students can easily build anything they imagine!

Automatic Assessments

We automatically assess students' mastery of skills.

STEM Courses

Hundreds of PBL projects to integrate coding into your curriculum.

Classroom Management

Easily create classrooms, import students, and see helpful metrics.

Programming Curriculum

The interactive curriculum is organized into grade-specific courses where students move at their own pace through scaffolded lessons to learn concepts and apply them creatively.

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The Right Solution for Your School

Our school coding solution is already used in 60,000 schools and includes hundreds of hours of coding courses for grades K-8. The award-winning Tynker curriculum offers:

  • Easy teacher onboarding
  • Game-based coding courses for all grades
  • Block and text coding
  • 12 STEM courses
  • Drones and robotics courses
  • Minecraft: Education Edition integration

School and District Pricing

Classroom

Pay per Course
Grades K-8

Elementary

School Discount
Grades K-5

Middle

School Discount
Grades 6-8

K-8

School Discount
Grades K-8

$399 $2,600 $2,600 $3,800
Students Up to 30 Up to 400 Up to 400 Up to 600
Courses 1 Coding Course 7 Coding Courses 7 Coding Courses 12 Coding Courses
Lessons 17 100+ 100+ 160+
STEM Courses n/a 6 STEM Courses 6 STEM Courses 12 STEM Courses
Automatic Grading
Metrics and Admin
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Classroom

$399
  • Up to 30 students
  • 1 Coding Course
  • 17 Lessons
  • Automatic Grading
  • Metrics and Admin

Elementary School

$2,600
  • Up to 400 students
  • 7 Coding Courses
  • 100+ Lessons
  • 6 STEM Courses
  • Automatic Grading
  • Metrics and Admin

Middle School

$2,600
  • Up to 400 students
  • 7 Coding Courses
  • 100+ Lessons
  • 6 STEM Courses
  • Automatic Grading
  • Metrics and Admin

K-8 School

$3,800
  • Up to 600 students
  • 11 Coding Courses
  • 160+ Lessons
  • 12 STEM Courses
  • Automatic Grading
  • Metrics and Admin

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Secure and FERPA Compliant

Student data is secure and owned by your district. Tynker is COPPA, FERPA and SOPIPA compliant. Please refer to our additional terms for educational institutions to learn more.

Latest News

From our blog

Aug 21, 2017
The Buzz on Coding and Outer Space Did you catch the solar eclipse? We’re really excited to see how the eclipse got so many people learning more about space – and how coding plays such a vital role in space travel! We even created a STEM tutorial (you can see part of it above) explaining the eclipse. Here are the […]
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Aug 20, 2017
Texas Educator Amy Storer Takes PBL to a Whole New Level Texas has a long history in the pantheon of computing, so it’s no mystery that Texas still creates thousands of computing jobs, and will eventually need code-minded students to fill those. Montgomery, TX educator, Amy Storer, also a Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator, makes creativity in the classroom her focus. […]
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Aug 16, 2017
Coding Allows Camille to Combine Math and Art! Camille is in 4th grade and lives in St. Louis, Missouri! She’s ten years old and likes Roblox, playing piano, and in her words, “Tynker of course – I really like that, it’s fun.” We’ve been really excited by her projects so we wanted to find out more about why she codes […]
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tynker?

Tynker is an online platform that easily and successfully teaches students how to code through the activities they already love: games and stories. Students learn the fundamentals of programming and design through Tynker's intuitive visual programming language without the frustrations of traditional syntax.

Tynker's goal is to provide every child with a solid foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) thinking abilities to prepare them for 21st century degrees and careers.

How can I use Tynker at my school?

Tynker is a flexible platform that is being used in lots of ways across 20,000 schools. Schools are using Tynker's grade-specific lesson plans to teach programming in formal Computer Science classes or to support project-based learning across all subject areas -- science, math. ELA, social studies and more.

Schools can use Tynker to supplement classroom teaching with 21st century skill-building or roll out a comprehensive and progressive programming curriculum across all grades.

Do I need coding experience or training to use Tynker with my students?

Not at all! No coding experience and no training is required. Teachers love Tynker because the self-paced curriculum gets students started on their own. Tynker provides a rich set of resources to answer student questions, such as videos, guides, tutorials, and the very helpful Tynker Troll that provides contextual help for students. We've found that teachers can also learn alongside the students, and in a collaborative environment, students can also help and inspire each other.

Tynker has lots of innovations to empower any teacher, regardless of experience, to teach programming to their students. With interactive lectures that teach programming concepts, step-by-step tutorials that walk students through programming projects, and hands-on coding exercises with instructions, students learn at their own pace. Teachers can spend more time with students who need extra help, and less time preparing lessons.

Is it easy to monitor what my students are learning?

Absolutely! We understand how busy educators are, which is why we have a whole suite of educator tools. Tynker has a built-in assessment framework that tracks student progress, individually and at the class level. You can use the concept map, grading and metrics dashboards to easily track how your students are learning. Tynker's Classroom Management Tools eliminate much of the "work" involved in teaching, and let you focus on your students.

Do my students need prior experience?

Tynker provides a fun and easy introduction to programming for all students. Early elementary students can get started with Tynker through the engaging Tynker tablet app (iOS and Android) in preparation for Tynker's project-based programming courses starting in 3rd grade. Grade-specific programming courses allow students to develop skills year-after-year with the gradual transition to traditional programming languages like JavaScript.

What are Tynker courses like?

Each of our 100-, 200- and 300-level courses consists of 16-17 lessons. Lessons are designed to last one class period (45min to 1hr). As students progress through a lesson, they'll be working through different types of learning modules:

  • Interactive Lectures - set the lesson context, and explain the concepts that students are about to learn
  • Tutorials - Step-by-step instructions that guide students to build the project in Tynker Workshop.
  • Puzzles - A scenario is presented with some code blocks. Students are challenged to program or debug to make this code work and solve the puzzle.
  • Projects - An open-ended activity with instructions. Students apply what they have learned and build a project.
  • Quizzes - A set of fun multiple choice questions around concepts learned in the lesson. Student quiz scores are available in the Grading Dashboard.
Can I use Tynker with my entire school?

Absolutely! Tynker's grade-specific curricula teach programming through activities that students love! 1st graders solve fun puzzles using Tynker's tablet app, while 3rd graders are creating exciting stories and animations. Upper elementary students learn the basics of game design to create a fun side-scrolling obstacle game while middle school students start experimenting with the advanced Physics Engine for physics-based projectile games before transitioning directly to JavaScript.

How does Tynker support learning in other areas?

Tynker easily lends itself to supporting all areas of learning. Schools are using Tynker as a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of other subjects such as science and math. And as students work on Tynker projects they acquire a deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying.

Tynker's lessons support and enhance Common Core State Standards. View Common Core mapping here.

What do my students learn with Tynker?

Tynker's curriculum is designed to teach students computational thinking and core computer science concepts. Through Tynker, students learn the fundamentals of programming found in all object-oriented programming languages. Tynker lessons not only make it easy for students to understand abstract programming concepts, but also allow them to apply concepts to different projects, games, and scenarios. Students learn programming concepts such as loops and variables, repetition, conditional logic, functions, computer drawing, and music. Students also acquire critical skills, such as problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking, and automation. Once students have a strong grasp of the fundamentals, they can transition to any mainstream programming language, such as JavaScript.

What are students creating?

Students are creating all sorts of amazing projects. Check out some of our favorites in our Kid Creation's gallery.

Have additional questions?

We have answers! Contact us to learn more about teaching programming at your school with Tynker.