Community Highlights: January 7-13
Holiday vacations are over for many members of our Tynker community, and we’re excited to see the coding fun continue, both at school and at home! Check out some of these top projects, tweets, and blog highlights from this past week!
Projects of the Week
Slice up these scrumptious desserts and rack up a high score!
You have many layers of shields to protect you from the boss’s lasers. You can regenerate your shield but defeat the boss quickly so you won’t have to!
This game has many mini-games in the mix! Play using the rules given and you will have loads of fun!
This game features classic space invaders with increased speed, making gameplay much more challenging!
Your life in a simulator! You must work with your wage and pave your way through this life simulator!
Tweets of the Week
Students at Buffalo Trail Public Schools prepare for the future through coding!
Mrs. M's Gr. 5's started coding using @gotynker today. We worked through Programming 100 with lots of excitement and cheering. Learning to code helps students prepare for the future with problem-solving, resilience, creativity, focus and collaboration. #BeTechPositive #BTPS28 pic.twitter.com/0tpszhahIL
— Heather Rentz 😀 (@Heather_Rentz) January 11, 2019
Setting meaningful New Year’s Resolutions was never easier than it is with our New Year’s Resolution seasonal project! Check out how these students are thinking about goals while learning how to code!
Coding our New Years resolutions for 2019 using @gotynker ! We spent our morning meetings this week discussing meaningful and attainable goals students can set for themselves. pic.twitter.com/n3ZtEjvFGP
— edison 4 (@g4mcdermott) January 11, 2019
For these students, coding is collaborative with Tynker!
@Lancasterschool 4th graders learned about @gotynker by working through a tutorial with their partner. #productivestruggle #computerscience @PLTWorg @kmacgrade4 @MissMoser4th pic.twitter.com/wWnVbDDdpc
— Erin & Kim STEM Integrators (@K_5_STEM_SAU57) January 8, 2019
Interdisciplinarity is possible with Tynker! What a great idea for integrating coding and health concepts.
Mrs. Maynard’s 4th grade class @LegacyElement diligently working on @PLTWorg input output computer systems, coding with @gotynker to create a reaction test to diagnose a concussion @MadCoSchools #AllMeansAllMCSS #LESleadstheway pic.twitter.com/uvvTP7jxRf
— Wynnetta Ford (@WyRobbwinn) January 11, 2019
On the Blog
Collaborate with code! With drones and robots, Candy Quest and Minecraft, there are so many ways to practice being a team player with Tynker!
Featured Maker Oliver’s “Spaceship Takeoff” is exciting to watch! When he grows up, Oliver wants to be a computer engineer.
“What’s a ‘resolution’?” With our newest seasonal project, New Year’s Resolution, you can use code to teach kids about setting goals for 2019!
Featured Maker Brian’s favorite subject is math, and he wants to be a software engineer when he grows up!
Keep contributing to the Tynker community! Parents and teachers can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Tynker Community Forum. Kids can start learning to code and free with the Tynker app for iPads and Android tablets! Our new Tynker Junior App, available in the Apple Store, is a great tool for introducing pre-readers to programming!