Community Highlights October 16-October 21
Each week, we look forward to sharing the best of the Tynker community – with the Tynker community! Last week, we saw some fantastic projects and tweets from users using Tynker in amazing ways. One classroom used Tynker to track a hurricane! We can’t wait to see what the community comes up this week!
Projects of the Week:
My game for year 2s: Help the baby penguin collect the fish, but watch out for the seal and the orca.
Kenzie Club: In this project, a user tries to start a club within Tynker, featuring weekly missions.
Tweets of the Week:
These kids coded a crazy Tynker project, and are seen laughing at the end. Cute!
— James Hart Smart Lab (@JHSmartLab) October 20, 2017
This teacher had his students use Tynker to plot the path of Ophelia in the UK.
— Mark Donaghy (@MarkDonaghy91) October 18, 2017
So cute – these young kids appear hyper-focused on their code!
Today we coded with Tynker for Technology Tuesday. What amazing cooperation in Room 11! pic.twitter.com/OYGgwYeTs9
— Mme Catton (@MmeCatton) October 17, 2017
This eight-year-old is having a great time using our Minecraft modder to create a crazy Halloween creature!
— AnnaFelicityFriedman (@datafelicity) October 17, 2017
On the Blog:
This week’s Featured Maker was Mary. She told us that coding with Tynker is “an interesting way to learn and not many people think coding might be fun, but if they try it for once, they might see that it is!” We also posted this article about our cool Halloween tutorial, “Spooky Treats.”
Two teachers were highlighted this week; Lisa Sato as an Infosys grant recipient, and Jennie Magiera as this week’s #Tynkerchat host! Lisa had great things to say about Tynker and how she uses it in her classroom. She’s been using Tynker for three years now, and just became a Blue Ribbon Educator! Jennie shared many insights about teaching STEM in general, speaking about self-driving cars to the ideas behind her new book.
Keep contributing 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 creating for free with the Tynker app for iPads and Android tablets or by playing our Hour of Code activities!