Community Highlights: April 14 – April 20
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for us to give you an exciting update on the Tynker community! From a quiz on inequality to a Greek mythology class, this week’s featured projects are sure to amaze you. We also saw some fantastic tweets this week – don’t miss them or our blog update!
Projects of the Week
Raise chickens on your farm in this chicken-themed clicker game. Click the shopping cart to buy upgrades.
This space battle game has several different levels for you to play.
This quiz will test your knowledge of inequality in the past and present!
This is a digital board game that you can use like a traditional tabletop board game.
Use your vehicle to collect as many crystals as you can.
Learn about Greek mythology in this master class, taught by the gods themselves.
This news project discusses a lot of different topics, including a favorite coder and a drawing contest.
Tweets of the Week
Love this – kids are showing off their Tynker projects to their grandparents!
— STEM K-5 SAU57 (@K_5_STEM_SAU57) April 20, 2018
Check out our Earth Day project in use!
— Jenny O'Sullivan (@suntanslsnplans) April 20, 2018
Looks like some sweet drone programming going on here.
Great effort during Genius Hour by the Summer Decoders. A quick 10 minute lesson and they are already coding using @gotynker @ParrotEducation @Parrot although we will need to borrow a ladder!! #stjcpdc #stjcpdecoders pic.twitter.com/pDDZxHJdes
— St Joseph's School (@StJosephsCPS) April 20, 2018
These kids are having fun coding knock-knock jokes and sharing them!
— Andrew Hanes (@andy_hanes) April 19, 2018
Look how focused these littles are! So cute.
— Elizabeth Dormer (@edormer1) April 19, 2018
This educator fused social studies with Tynker by having his students code projects about famous figures.
— dhanson39 (@dhanson39) April 17, 2018
How cute is this photo of a teacher and student coding together?!
Critical thinking, collaboration, and innovation! Kelsey from Amisk School is using @Tynker to propel her Grade 3 students to become the next generation of STEM leaders. #BeTechPositive #BTPS28 pic.twitter.com/9EICoiva8M
— Heather Rentz (@Heather_Rentz) April 18, 2018
Storyboarding an anti-bullying Tynker project – great idea!
Loving using storyboards to incorporate the design process in my classroom! Problem:bullying Plan to fix problem: create an anti-bullying campaign by creating a Tynker animation to share with others @gotynker @jutecht pic.twitter.com/eIhIibYsbz
— Mrs. Johnson (@lutes_johnson) April 17, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Roscel and Lara. Roscel stumbled upon Tynker on the internet, taught herself how to use it, and has been coding (and loving it) ever since! Lara uses Tynker in a unique way – to bring her toys to life. Super cute. We also posted our Earth Day project. It plays on a popular kids’ game trend right now – clicker games. Check it out!
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 creating for free with the Tynker app for iPads and Android tablets or by playing our Hour of Code activities!