Tynker

Gamifi-ed Score: 15
This game is designed for people who want to learn computer programming. Tynker is designed for the younger kids, who are interested in computers an programming. You have different programs you can play, and different levels also.
http://www.tynker.com
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This is a great game for learning coding!
Geared towards grades 4-8, this course guides students through arranging code by way of puzzles. They get immediate feedback on their work, determining whether their product works or not.
While coding is a valid skill for the 21st century learner to acquire, it isn't covered in the current Alaska State Standards. So using this in the classroom might require more justification than other games. However, this video presented by Code.org presents a very good argument as to why it should be included in educational studies.

The expense of this course ($50 per student) may be a bit much for a single classroom. However, it would make a great recommendation to parents for an at home activity or even to home schooling students. It does not really allow for collaborative work, as it is an individual learning course. But I would still refer it was a useful tool for learning! -- Tpickrell (http://tpickrell.wordpress.com/) (@TiffanyPickrell)

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This game if great for any age of beginner programmers.It helped me a lot, and was pretty entertaining. I like the variety of difficultly levels, and different types of games. This is a great game for beginners. -kwest1118 3/5/14


Resources


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Home Page :http://www.tynker.com/
Hour Code: http://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/
For schools: http://www.tynker.com/school/
About this Page: http://www.tynker.com/courses/introduction-to-programming.html
Teacher and Parents: http://www.tynker.com/?c=home#parent-quotes


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