Any teacher, regardless of experience, can quickly and easily get classes started quickly with ready-to-use lesson plans and built-in tutoring.
Tynker is browser-based and platform independent – all you need is Internet access. There is no software to install or maintain.
Quickly set up a single class or multiple classrooms, and manage hundreds of students. Choose grade-appropriate lesson plans for each class.
If your school uses Google logins, just share the class code for students to join your classroom, or use the CSV import feature to import a large group of students.
Running a class is simple. Assign lessons to your class with a click. Students progress through each lesson at their own pace. Monitor projects in real time.See All Courses
Students use visual code blocks to quickly transform ideas into games, apps, interactive animations, and stories. Tynker’s game-like lessons have a fun, engaging look with exciting storylines, and students earn badges as they progress. Students are motivated to learn programming as they engage in building games just like the ones they love to play (side scroller, arcade, adventure game, etc).
Step-by-step instruction guides students toward building a working programming project, right from the beginning. Guided instruction is also mixed with free play, so students can experiment with settings and see how their programs run.
The scaffolded approach of each lesson makes it easy for students to learn and work at their own pace, so you can spend more time with students.
Interactive lectures introduce topics. Tutorials teach students how to apply concepts. Puzzles test students’ critical thinking and debugging skills, while quizzes ensure an understanding of concepts.
In our visual programming environment, students get immediate feedback by playing their projects as the code blocks highlight. In this way, students quickly understand the relationship between their work and results, encouraging them to experiment and test.
The Character Studio sparks inspiration and imagination, and easily enables students to quickly create lively character animations. They’ll have an endless supply of assets with the rich Media library, and built in Art Studio - a vector drawing tool. And with Tynker's Physics Engine, building realistic games is almost effortless.
Tynker's visual code blocks make it easy for students turn their ideas into programs right away, maximizing success and minimizing frustration. There's no need for programming syntax! Students gain confidence and teachers gain valuable time.
As students progress through each lesson, Tynker automatically assesses their mastery of skills through puzzles, quizzes and code analysis. You can track student progress using the Gradebook or view student proficiency using the integrated Concept Map.
View detailed information regarding an individual student’s performance and view their projects in real-time.
Showcase student work and share with class parents via email. As a teacher, you have full control of all sharing aspects. Once you add a project to the showcase, a snapshot is created, so that if students modify their projects further, the showcase remains the same.
With a click, you can also share class projects with your colleagues via Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.