Teacher Review for Tynker: Coding Games for Kids

Learning to code is fun for everyone!

Jennifer H.
ITRT - Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
The Tynker app is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about coding. The Crash Course is a good place to begin in order to learn basic coding concepts. Students must read the directions and then use problem-solving skills in order to make various objects to move in different directions. They actually have fun working through the steps to unlock and advance to the next level. There are lots of different games that students like choosing from which helps build coding skills. Students enjoy going to the workshop in order to become creators of their own projects and are happy to share with others.
My Take
The app is very engaging for students. There are lots of choices which help to keep students interested in the coding process. Tynker offers a nice variety of activities for any level. Students can work through fun activities to strengthen their problem-solving skills. They get feedback and are rewarded by moving through levels and seeing their actions come to life on the screen. Students have the opportunity to be successful and learn that coding has a purpose and is relevant in their world.