Community Highlights: April 28 – May 4
It’s Monday, which means we get to bring you the best of the Tynker community! With this week’s projects you can design your own house, play Ping Pong, go on an adventure, and more. Don’t miss our favorite tweets of the week or our blog recap!
Projects of the Week
This arcade game lets you play as Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z.
This elemental fighting game has both one- and two-player game modes!
This clicker game lets you build your own kingdom! Click a question mark to learn the cost of an upgrade.
This single-player ping pong game works really well!
This banana adventure involves jumping out of a plane and confronting an evil basketball.
This “life” themed game is simple: all you have to do is not succumb to sleep deprivation, run out of money, or starve.
This game is full of fireballs that kill you in one hit. Can you make it to the end?
This design tool lets you create your own house! Press “H” to view the keyboard controls, and press Q to change the furniture you are adding.
Tweets of the Week
Looks like these kids are learning how to test and debug code as they program their drones!
Superb piece of @gotynker coding by the summer Decoders team! They just need to code in the “drop item in box” commands now, not land in it @Parrot @ParrotEducation #stjcpdc #stjcpdecoders pic.twitter.com/O6c7mAtPJN
— St Joseph's School (@StJosephsCPS) May 4, 2018
Cute tweet from a technology teacher.
— Debra Finger (@teacherdebra) May 3, 2018
Great quote from this teacher about stepping out of her comfort zone.
Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is okay…I did and look what happened. I took the iPad cart to @melissasindelar 1st grade class and they had a great time with coding on Tynker. @BerthaBobcats #bpsne pic.twitter.com/2WZAHgnbcU
— Katie Fiala (@KTFiala) May 2, 2018
How adorable is this young programmer!? She’s so excited to mod.
— A2 STEAM Lab (@A2STEAMLab) May 2, 2018
Pretty cool that Tynker is seen as a privilege, not a task!
— STEM K-5 SAU57 (@K_5_STEM_SAU57) April 30, 2018
Sounds like this class is learning a lot about collaboration as they learn to code.
4th graders love building their programming and computational thinking skills with @gotynker It's great to see their collaboration and excitement while creating their alien game. @PLTWorg @chieflearner06 @A2_Carpenter pic.twitter.com/lWIkhX6IbJ
— Miss Schemanske (@TeachSchemanske) May 3, 2018
These little programmers are just so cute!
Kindergarten is SO excited to design their avatar for our new coding program, @gotynker! So many choices to customize their characters, which will be used in future coding lessons! #CAESSTEM pic.twitter.com/8leIjVCmMu
— CBANaperville (@CBANaperville) May 3, 2018
On the Blog
We also posted an article listing tips for healthy screen time habits. Tips include turning off screens before bedtime, emphasizing real-life friendships, and having kids earn screen time.
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!