Community Highlights: February 16th-22nd
We hope everyone had a wonderful Presidents Day last week! We’re so excited to see teachers and students coming together to foster skills like collaboration and programming as they use Tynker. On our blog this week we’ve featured Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, is an inspiring example of someone who overcomes obstacles and now is helping get more girls into tech. Keep reading for more highlights of the week!
Projects of the Week
Journey through the Stick World and navigate through the obstacles to get to the end!
Eat the birds and the snowballs, but avoid licking the humans in the game, or else the attention bar on the right will fill up and you will be spotted!
Collect coins and upgrade your cat or dog to ultimately get to the next world!
Once you get to the green line you will move significantly faster, but you can’t touch the walls or the giant stickman that breathes fire.
Follow the instructions carefully on the bottom left corner! Cut the wires, pick the numbers and detonate the button according to the rules!
Tweets of the Week
These students are having fun with Tynker!
So excited to see these students practicing collaboration skills through coding!
Fun with new touch screen laptops and coding!
More students are getting their beanies for completing Tynker goals!
On the Blog
Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, inspires us with her perseverance and dedication to diversity in tech!
Featured Maker Ethan loves insects–he gets inspiration from beetles and Minecraft for projects!
Featured Maker Juan loves to code, and offers some great advice to kids who are just starting out with Tynker: “Read all the instructions. They can start from beginner projects and use Codey. Sometimes you can just put the code blocks in a row and see what each code block actually does.”
Keep contributing to the Tynker community! Parents and teachers can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Tynker Community Forum. Kids can also start learning to code and creating for free with the Tynker app for iPads and Android tablets!