At the end of another amazing year of TinkerTech classes, TinkerTech Founder Claire Comins reflects on how children learn through maker and coding activities - and what makes TinkerTech classes unique
What makes our classes special (and different to other classes you may find)
- TinkerTech classes encourage creativity and active hands-on learning under the umbrella of a fun, idea-generating theme. These themes inspire design and engineering challenges that quickly take the maker activity beyond the ‘making it work’ level and give classes a purpose and direction that have real meaning for the students
- TinkerTech themes are real-world or fantastical and can be adapted to the age and skill level of the class. From Build A City to Superheroes, our themes have low walls and high ceilings - the challenges might be constrained by materials but the outcome is fairly open meaning students can take each project as far as they like.
- While they build their projects, students are also building their own stories about them, making TinkerTech a truly cross-curricula STEAM class.
- TinkerTech is well equipped with edtech tools and materials. We have a wide inventory of different maker tools and introduce children to these at developmentally appropriate levels.
- We believe true STEAM activity connects people through their making and encourages imagination, creativity and team-work. This powerful combination is great preparation for the kind of problem-solving needed in any good school or working environment.
- Through our TinkerTech licensed curriculum of copyrighted activities, activities are presented by child-friendly characters. While the classes focus on hands-on learning, these TinkerTech characters in our digital content explore activities further, explaining science concepts and retelling stories and the achievements of famous engineers, inventors and artists.
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