Community Highlights: February 9th-15th
We hope everyone had a special Valentine’s Day last week! Kids in classrooms all over learned to code using our Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts activity, kids are creating a storm of innovative projects, and Featured Makers Raynor and Zahra inspire us with their creativity! Learn more by reading this week’s Community Highlights!
Projects of the Week
Survive the waves of enemies trying to stop you! Use your abilities and your sword to fend everyone off!
Classic game of tic-tac-toe! If you want to go first, you must be quick because if you take some time, the “X” will just take that first turn!
You are just a stickman looking to escape danger! You have to go through a gauntlet of bosses and enemies to make it to the end!
Navigate through the natural elements and bombs to get to the green cylindrical items at the tops of the mountains!
Shoot the monsters behind the barricades! The green ball in the corner is dynamite if you can reach that to rearrange the map!
Tweets of the Week
Students coded Valentine’s Day fun with this year’s Candy Hearts project!
So excited to see kids practicing kindness toward each other with help from Tynker!
Tynker beanies for reaching programming course goals–now that’s an award we can get behind!
Coding with Barbie meets head-banging!
As part of the Everyone Can Code curriculum, Tynker helps kids learn debugging skills!
On the Blog
Featured Maker Raynor is a great friend, loves to cook, and will take on a good challenge any day! His advice to kids just starting out with Tynker? “They could check out the tutorials of Tynker and learn how to code before they get started. And when you progress a little bit more you can make games by yourself.”
Featured Maker Zahra wants to intern at Minecraft! And she’d also like to be a paleontologist–she loves animals, especially dinosaurs and peacocks! Her favorite thing about Tynker? “Every time you code, it’s like magic! The things come to life.”
This year’s Valentine’s Day project lets you customize your own candy hearts, so you can write messages for your friends!
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!