Tynker is a graphical computing platform that helps students learn the basic tenets of computer programming using blocks instead of typed character-based commands. In Puppy Adventure, students will learn to drag function blocks together to build applications of increasing complexity in order to move a lost puppy named Pixel toward various desired goals. As challenges get harder, students will learn to properly bundle commands and create algorithms. The puzzles are designed to teach students about sequencing, repetition, and conditional logic. Tynker: Puppy Adventure is a fantastic tool for early computer science education.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about computer programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this hands-on, movement-based lesson, students will use BrainPOP resources as they are introduced to the concept of coding and programming. They will create short programs and sequences and then follow the programs from their individual partners. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »