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Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children aged between 5-18 to learn how to develop coding skills. Instead of typing the source code, you visually drag blocks of code and snap them together. Its an educational solution to teach kids to code which includes game design, web design, animation and robotics. It makes it easier for kids to learn 60+ courses which includes courses in Minecraft Modding, Minecraft Game Design, Creative Coding, Python, CSS, etc.
Over 90,000 schools use Tynker’s comprehensive programming and STEM curriculum with 3,700+ fun coding activities and has over 600 hours of grade-specific, Common Core- and NGSS-aligned lessons to take students from block coding to advanced text coding as well as AP accredited CSS course.
The Tynker company was founded by Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam and Kelvin Chong in 2012 in Mountain View, California, United States with funds raised from angel and institutional investors.
Tynker for Schools was launched in April 2013, with Tynker for Home the year after.
Tynker have reached 60 million students in 90,000 schools. It’s become a student destination during the annual Hour of Code, providing a third of the reported 253,506,039 experiences during that initiative.
In 2018, Tynker partnered with Mattel to offer branded coding experiences with Hot Wheels and Monster High. The initiatives have seen some success, Vedati said: 1 million students have taken part in the Hot Wheels experiences.
BBC Learning, partnered with Tynker to bring The BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor, a next-generation education technology minicomputer designed to teach kids how to control robots or interface with IoT systems.
In July 2014 Tynker was released for iPad and Android The projects can be accessed from both the web and the tablet and used on either platform.
Edited: 2021-06-18 18:20:13