Community Highlights: August 13 – August 19

Coding for Kids
Community Highlights: August 13 – August 19

Community Highlights: August 13 – August 19

It’s Monday, which means we get to update you on the Tynker community! This week, we saw lots of exciting games (many of them sports games) and some great tweets! Try your hand at a game or two and don’t miss our blog update, either. 

Projects of the Week

the aMAZEing ninja by matthe1

You must make it to the green dot in this Ninja Maze, but be careful – if you hit the sides of the maze, you must restart!

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CAR WARS by roknuk

In this unique car battle to the end, you must evade your opponent’s lasers and strike them down before you become part of the junkyard!

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Pass for Touchdown by pr_digy

Football season is kicking off! Throw a pass to your fellow teammate wearing blue – it may prove to be difficult, but it’s possible!

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penalty E by artisticcoop115

Shoot your shot in this soccer game! Try to score on the moving goalie, then celebrate with an emote!

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STC 26 – Run! by Spread The Code

Choose your runner and alternate clicks between the two gold stars to win the race! See if you can beat your old time.

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Tweets of the Week

This teacher says she skipped writing time to code – good thing coding can help develop writing skills!

These kids are picking up coding quickly! We also saw two more tweets from this teacher. It sounds like she and her class had a great week with Tynker!

It looks like these young coders are pretty focused as they learn algorithms, sequencing, and commands.

It’s exciting to see teachers exploring Tynker!

“Creativity, curiosity, resiliency, computational thinking, design thinking, integration of a multitude of skills, critical thinking- just a few benefits of learning how to code.”

On the Blog

Imij and Mark were our Featured Makers this week! Imij has been coding for 4 years now and loves refining her skills with Tynker. Mark has plans to be a software engineer and has a project with over 23,000 views!

We also posted this article about a teacher in New York who’s loving Tynker! “My students have taught me more about coding than I have taught them, and I thank Tynker for that. We learned together, and this gave all of them the confidence they didn’t know they had in addition to the skills that they will continue to hone.”

Our Code-A-Thon recap article went live this week as well! Over the course of 6 weeks, we received 26,514 project submissions and featured 120 winners. We lined up the top 10 projects of the Code-A-Thon – 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 with our FREE Summer Code-A-Thon!

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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