Tynker is Coming to the Silicon Valley Coder Dojo

Tynker is Coming to the Silicon Valley Coder Dojo


Tynker is a new kids programming environment that is currently in a limited release. Their team is coming to the Silicon Valley Coder Dojo to lead the April sessions – sign up for the waitlist here to be alerted when more tickets are available.

I have been using Tynker with a couple Breakout Mentors students and believe it’s going to be extremely successful. I’m not at liberty to share details, but here is what they say on their website:

Tynker is a new computing platform designed specifically to teach children computational learning and programming skills in a fun and imaginative way. Tynker is inspired by Scratch from MIT. It is a completely browser-based implementation written using Open Web standards such as Javascript, HTML5, CSS3 and does not use Flash.

Tynker’s language extensions, built-in physics engine, character editors and other tools make it fun and easy for kids to unleash their creativity. Schools love Tynker because it offers them an easy to use cloud-hosted system for delivering a customized Computer Science course across multiple grades with a ready to use curriculum, classroom management and more. Tynker is the platform of choice at many leading schools – see what educators are saying.

If you request an invite, I’m sure you’ll be the first to know when Tynker is officially released. I’ll share more details then!

Photo: Prasan
Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 27 Mar