Teacher Review for Tynker Junior

Great for those with no coding experience!

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I would use this resource as a way of getting students interested and engaged with coding. Because it is in the style of being a game, it would work great to have a student play it upon completing their work or assessment early.
My Take
I believe this app is a really good resource for those that have little to none coding experience. It includes games and challenges that walk the user through how to solve them as a form of coding, to which rewards them upon completion. It does a fantastic job at explaining coding techniques and concepts in a fun and simple manner. One thing I liked about each challenge was the voice that explained the scenario of what needed to be done. It provided enough explanation to solve the problem without giving the user the answer. I also liked the concept of the user being able to see the code run. You don't just move the pieces around and then be told you are correct, you can actually see the result of the coding you are doing, and this for a young student I think is very engaging and fun for them. Students can also see where they might have gone wrong, and can self-learn as to how to solve the problem the right way. Overall, I think it is a great tool for getting students interested in coding.