In the Creative Coding field trip, students will be introduced to the principles of programming and game development using Tynker, an online learning platform created specifically for kids. Fundamental concepts used by professional programmers are taught through fun and easy-to-understand activities. As students create and share their interactive art projects, they develop important design and problem-solving skills, while learning to think creatively and work collaboratively. Each class will have their interactive animations or simple games uploaded to an online gallery where they can be viewed, and even edited if students want to continue working from home.
Available: Tuesday, 9:30am to 11:30am & Wednesday – Friday, 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: Grades 4-12
Group Size: 10-26 students, divided into pairs
Take away: Tynker projects are uploaded to CCM’s project showcase. The teacher is sent a link where students can view and play their projects in class, as well as continue their learning adventure at home. (See example below)