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Marble Drawing Fun

Tinker Education students use creativity, communication, and artistic skills to express themselves. In the STEAM program, i:Block students enjoy using everyday materials to create beautiful pieces of Art.   The process is fun and very easy to do. Let's check out how these young i:Block 1 students went about making [...]

2019-03-07T11:13:02+00:00 Mar 7, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Animate Your Car to Drive with Scratch

It's entertaining to watch cartoons on TV. How much fun would it be if you could create your own animations?  Imagine all the stories you could come up with!   Tinker Education’s i:Block 1 class (ages 5-7) learn coding by making cars drive across the city by using a programming [...]

2019-03-07T09:56:11+00:00 Feb 27, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Build Your Own Art Bot with LittleBits

Do you like drawing? What if you could build a machine that creates art on its own?   In this project, students used craft materials and electrical parts in LittleBits to make a robot that draws different designs.   CONCEPT   Through this activity, students learned the basics of creating [...]

2019-02-20T13:47:00+00:00 Feb 20, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Grape Eating Game with Ozobot

In this lesson, students program their Ozobot, a physical computing robot that moves along a line and represents real life sensors and coding.   WHAT? Students were introduced to how the Ozobot recognizes lines using a marker.   HOW? The lesson mission was simple: draw a game board in which [...]

2019-02-14T16:27:54+00:00 Feb 14, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Create Your Own Adventure Game with Python

So what’s an adventure game? It’s a computer/video game in which the player is the main character and he or she explores an interactive story by making decisions.   Myra, age 14, developed her own adventure game called the “Prison Break.” This is her story: Welcome to the Myra's Adventure [...]

2019-02-07T16:59:28+00:00 Feb 7, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Coding with Scratch

“I’ve never seen a school where kids come so excited! What’s the secret?” - Parent of newly enrolled student -    At Tinker Education, we make coding fun following an interactive learning process. Let’s take a look at our i:Code 1 class on how they created their own coding project [...]

2019-01-31T18:21:33+00:00 Jan 31, 2019|Tinker Stories|1 Comment

Introducing STEAM at Tinker

Exciting news! STEAM is here at Tinker!   The Stage 1 students were excited to find out that they will be taking STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) classes from now on. Tinker Education is looking forward to spearheading the learning approach of STEAM Education beginning with our youngest stars! [...]

2019-01-24T15:41:25+00:00 Jan 24, 2019|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Learn the Frog’s Life Cycle with Bee-bot

The i:Block 1 students learned about the life cycle of a frog using the Bee-bot. What is Bee-bot? It's a little robot shaped as a bee that helps students understand sequencing and algorithms. Planning Students first did a cut pasting activity where they planned the steps in a frog’s life [...]

2018-11-21T13:35:05+00:00 Nov 21, 2018|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Create Your Own Chatbot

What's a chatbot?   A chatbot is a computer-generated application that is capable of having a virtual conversation with humans. For example, Siri communicates in real time and answers users specific questions. See how Tinker Education’s Python class developed their own ‘What’s Your Name’ chatbot.   What’s Your Name   [...]

2018-11-16T23:23:26+00:00 Nov 16, 2018|Tinker Stories|0 Comments

Tour Kenya with Ozobot

Have you ever toured Kenya with Ozobot?   How fun it is to learn about the cities in Kenya by sending your Ozobot (toy robot that teaches programming) to tour the different cities with different characteristics! Check out how i:Code 1 students’ action plan accomplished this.   Step 1: Identify [...]

2018-11-15T10:18:29+00:00 Nov 15, 2018|Tinker Stories|0 Comments