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Levelled Coding in Tynker

Course Overview

Levelled Coding in Tynker is designed to introduce students to coding and the Design Process using Tynker's online courses and tools.

Students will start with an introduction to Tynker, learning how to use Tynker's tools to create their own coding projects. Following this introduction students will complete one of Tynker's levelled courses, checking in with the course teacher, whom they can access for help and support along the way. The module will conclude when students complete a design challenge in Tynker's "Blank Project" work space.

At the beginning of the module, students will meet with the module teacher to decide which Tynker course to complete. This will ensure that students are working at the right difficulty level, based on their previous knowledge and experience level.

Students can take Levelled Coding in Tynker multiple times between grades 6 and 9. In this way, students will be able to complete many of Tynker's courses and progress from block coding to line coding.

Details

Time Commitment:

Students will complete one Tynker course. Tynker courses consists of 13 to 17 lessons which can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours. In addition to these lessons, student will complete 8 30-minute lessons in Moodle.

If this is a student's first time coding or using Tynker, they should expect to take a little longer to learn the tools at first. After a student has completed this module once, they will find it to be easier with each subsequent course as they grow in their abilities and familiarity with the Design Process.

Requirements:

Students are required to stream videos contained within the course content, download and print worksheets, and access Tynker's media rich learning environment. A fast internet connection is required.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Options

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  • An enrolled HCOS student

    If your child is already an enrolled HCOS student, you can add a new online course in your parent Encom account. Here are the steps to do this:

    1. Sign into Encom: encom.onlineschool.ca
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    2. In Encom, click on the Course Selection button. 
    3. This will show you all of the courses that are available. If you do not see a specific course that you were looking for, please contact your individual teacher (grades 5-9) or regional grad advisor (grades 10-12).
  • A new student wishing to enroll with HCOS

    To enroll your child with HCOS, go to onlineschool.ca/enrollment-options/enroll-or-register-now/. Read the information and requirements, then click the Proceed with DL Enrollment button, and complete the enrollment form.

    Once you have completed this process, you will receive an email with your username and password for Encom. Then follow the steps for an enrolled HCOS student to add new courses.

  • Attending another school, but wishes to take an HCOS course

    If you attend another school but wish to take just one, or a few courses with HCOS, please go to bconlineschool.ca for more information about how to cross-enroll. Click the Sign Up! button, near the top right corner, to get started: