Teacher Review For Tynker

Great way to introduce students to coding!

Rich S.
Technology coordinator
Mylan Park Elementary School
Morgantown, WV
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I used this website with my students in our technology class. It started out as a way to introduce students to coding during hour of code, but blossomed into much more. Now I have the students log in and create their own projects with extra class time.
My Take
I thought this was a great website for introducing students to coding. The ease of using the site allows for students to start right up and create. I thought the six starter lessons provided a great way for me to introduce the site to the whole class, and then allow them to "tinker" with the website as they progress through the lessons. It peaked their interest in coding and I have noticed that my students are very interested in learning more than the assignments that I gave them to work on. The students seem more invested and ask a lot of questions on how to do things to their actors. I now have a lot of students who log in from home and continuing working on their projects outside of class.