Community Highlights (12/12 – 12/18)

Community Highlights (12/12 – 12/18)

Here’s what’s been happening in the Tynker community this week:

Our Hour of Code drone giveaway ended last week. In all, we gave away 12 drones to schools all around the US, from Illinois and Michigan to Texas and Kansas. In the past few weeks, over 500 tweets were posted to enter in the giveaway.

Projects of the Week

Money Journey: In this interactive animated story, you make life decisions like what to do with your money, then see what the consequences are. Will you use your paycheck to buy food, make it rain, or drop your money accidentally?

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YELLO: You’re the yellow dot. Can you navigate each level of the maze to get to your blue destination?

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Kawaii Kitty Maker: This is an awesome example of how coding and art intersect to allow kids to make really cool games and projects. You can design your own adorable kitty!

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The Tiny Dot 2.1: In this game, you must defend your base (the blue rectangle) from any dots that try to invade. Make sure you don’t let your base’s health drop to 0.

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Tynker in the News

TechCrunch featured Tynker in an article called “10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code.”

Forbes Magazine also included Tynker in an article called “The 2016 Toy Buying Guide for Kids Learning How to Code.” Tynker is on page 2.

The Tallahassee Democrat published “IBM partners with school for ‘Hour of Code’,” which talks about a school where IBM ran an Hour of Code using Sphero and Tynker.

Here’s another great article about a school running an Hour of Code with Tynker in a local Chicago publication, called “Hour of Code Teaches Chase Elementary Students To Be ‘Detail-Oriented’.”

Tweets of the Week

Here, one of our drone winners shows off her drone:

Students show what they’ve made on the Tynker app:

A student does an Hour of Code with Puppy Adventure:

A student displays her Hour of Code certificate:

Featured Makers

We’re so grateful for the amazing kids and teachers who use Tynker! This week, we featured two of our awesome makers on the Tynker blog. One is about Eithne, a 10-year-old girl from the UK who uses Tynker in school. The other is Nico, a 9-year-old who learned to code using Tynker with his father, a programmer at Apple.

We hope you all have a wonderful week and happy holidays!

Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 50 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.