Yenka introduces programming in an engaging way, letting you control animated 3D characters using simple flowchart commands.
- Yenka Sequences is free to use in school, and lets you control animated characters using flowchart programs.
- If you like it, your school can buy Yenka Programming, which offers a much wider range of commands, scenarios and tools.
Yenka offers an engaging way to teach computer control and programming.
Yenka Sequences is an innovative tool for introducing computer control and programming. Control dancers by making simple flowcharts, and learn about sequences of instructions, loops and functions.
Modelling a dance routine is a great way to learn about computer programming. Both require a set of steps to be carried out in the right order.
Loops can be used to repeat steps, and a chorus routine is ideal for teaching about functions.
Yenka Programming is our main product for learning about computing and programming.
It includes everything that's in Yenka Sequences, and a wide range of other features, too:
- Add music for your characters to dance to - choose from 23 built-in tracks, or import your own, and synchronise the dancers;
- Import 3D models, including those from Google's free Sketchup Warehouse;
- Create your own animations to use, and control them using flowchart programs
- Use new commands, including...
- define and test variables, and use them in mathematical expressions;
- event handlers, to start your program when on-screen events happen;
- commands to set and read the properties of on-screen animations.
It's available free to use at home, but if you want to use it in school you have to purchase a licence.