Community Highlights: September 22 – October 5

Community Highlights: September 22 – October 5

Community Highlights: September 22- October 5

It’s Monday, which means it’s our chance to catch up on everything that happened in the Tynker community this week! Between the release of Tynker’s New Code Editor and some great user-generated projects, there’s a lot to be excited about this week! Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Tynker community.

Projects of the Week

Block Fall Xtreme by brodie

Quickly dodge the falling red rocks! Be sure to pay attention because they start to fall significantly faster the more you progress!

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Alien Boss by esmithdc

This tricky alien game has you dodging all the boss’s attacks! Once he fires the homing missile, make sure you direct it back at him! 

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Sonic Test with Super by completesugar949

Now you can run around as your favorite Sonic characters! 

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Ranger of the North by fullrust197

Defend yourself against the orcs and upgrade your bow and arrow along the way! You will be able to shoot multiple shots at a time! 

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Alien Defence Update by tautwriter481

This alien defense game is tricky because you’re not allowed to let any enemy spaceships get passed you!

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Tweets of the Week

We’re excited to see teachers get excited about Barbie’s new Robotics Engineers! To get more involved, check out the Barbie You Can Be Anything programming experience by Tynker!

Young coders hard at work!

Tynker is now available in the Barrington 220 school district!

These students are using their coding skills in the classroom!

On the Blog

Our Featured Maker this week is Etienne, who demonstrates persistence while working at a project until it’s just right: he says that when he’s done with a project, “I publish it, and if I find bugs in it, I unpublish it, fix the bugs, then re-publish it.”

Our Featured School this week is Harmony Science Academy Waco, a PreK-6th public charter school! Teacher Judy Jackson  says that students are excited about using Tynker as part of the school’s STEM program: “Tynker is a great addition to the STEM program here in Waco. The students actually want to log on and work on the programs during their free time or as an incentive!” 

We’re very excited about our newest release–our Code Editor! It’s a visual environment that’s designed for coders ready to take on editing JavaScript, Python, HTML and CSS pages.

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!

 

Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 60 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.

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