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GRADES / Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Tool for interactively teaching programming (eg Python)

Overview

Trinket is a free product that helps teachers design custom websites that enable them to teach various subjects (coding, music, geometry, etc.) through code. Trinket works with a browser, allowing teachers to create custom coding instruction website and allowing students to run code directly within the browser without any additional software or plug-ins. As of March 2014, Trinket was being used by more than 500 teachers.

GOALS:

Trinket helps teachers design custom websites that enable them to teach various subjects (coding, music, geometry, etc.) through code. The product is designed to make incorporating code and coding into the classroom as easy as possible for both teachers and students.

APPROACH:

Trinket allows both students and teachers to start learning how to code in seconds. Trinket empowers teachers with interactive custom websites that allow them to upload and display examples within the site. It also teachers to make quick updates and automatically version materials so that teachers can use the site week after week and year after year. There is special support for teaching Python, which according to the company, is an ideal first language and is highly relevant in industry today.

In addition to to helping teachers teach students to code, it allows teachers to incorporate code into the instruction of other subjects. Teachers can display geometry examples that they coded or an interactive music app to add another layer to a teacher’s typical instruction.

IMPLEMENTATION:

Trinket works with a browser, allowing teachers to create custom coding instruction website and allowing students to run code directly within the browser. Students can get started without a login and don’t need to download any additional software or plug-ins.

PRICING:

Trinket is free for teachers and students to use. There are in-app upgrades available for a one-time purchase as well.

WHO IS USING IT

As of March 2014, Trinket was being used by more than 500 teachers.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Physics Teacher. School Type: High School, 1:1 Devices

I would implement more lessons that show how to code. I would make it to where I can put audio/video in the example so that I can explain what the students are seeing. I would make...

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Physics Teacher. School Type: High School, 1:1 Devices

I would implement more lessons that show how to code. I would make it to where I can put audio/video in the example so that I can explain what the students are seeing. I would make...

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English and tech. School Type: High School, College Prep School

Pre assessment. But most kids haven't done this type of coding I'm really ...

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