Tynker: Fun & Easy to Learn Computer Programming


Tynker: Fun & Easy to Learn Computer Programming

As a layman, have you ever wondered about the significance of learning to program a computer? I’m sure many of you are still unaware. The answer lies in the fact that, programming shapes the way we think. It requires logical and creative thinking which

 in-turn enhances our problem-solving abilities.

In addition to this, programming is basic literacy owing to the insurmountable use of technology devices which makes it necessary for all to understand what makes them function, it is a way to create change and bring in innovation, to bring ideas to life by writing simple codes and also because it is very easy to learn and adapt to. So, everyone if they can must embrace Computer Programming at an early age.

Tynker comes as a perfect computing platform to introduce students to programming in a clear and concise manner. It teaches children computational and programming skills in a fun and imaginative way. It is developed with a mission to teach children Computer programming before teaching them to script. It provides a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI), and is browser-based, hence doesn’t require any downloads. It becomes an essential tool in this day and age as kids spurn laptops and PCs for handheld computing and more schools introduce Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) schemes into classrooms. It aims at:

  • Making children sound in the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
  • Enabling children to learn Computers through discovery, creativity and experimentation.

It eases the learning of Computer Programming by:

  • Making it visual by allowing children to build games and mobile apps by placing simple code blocks.
  • Eliminating the need to know the code syntax, by helping children transform ideas into stories and math art.
  • Progressing through learning, by introducing advanced concepts once a child is adept with the basic ones.

Children can also use Tynker to build games, tell stories, create projects, sequence events with logic and model real situations. Besides, most of the offered courses allow access to the Tynker workshop with its media gallery and design tools. Children are kept motivated by being rewarded with badges at the end of each chapter and a course completion certificate on successful completion of a course. With Tynker at home , parents can bring self-guided lessons, puzzles, tutorials, quizzes, videos and more to personal computers, if their children don’t have access to IT education at school.

Tynker can teach geeks how to program a computer with its easy to use interface, graphics and capabilities. Instead of teaching the actual syntax of a programming language, Tynker lures students into the developer mindset by reducing the complexity of the learning process and adopting fun to do techniques instead. I recommend Tynker to all the parents and teachers to make children learn programming easily, and also to any of the learners out there who wish to try their hands at programming. It’s never too late to learn the magical Computer Science with Tynker.

If you wish to seek any clarifications and want to share your knowledge with us about Tynker, please feel free to do so through the Comment Box.

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About the Author
Author: Saomya Saxena
Educational technology blogger, loves to research and write about tools and tips for educators on how to integrate technology into everyday instruction creatively and effectively. Fond of reading and writing.

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