Community Highlights: August 20 – August 26
Every Monday we bring you the best and brightest of the Tynker community! Try out a few of the cool games we saw this week (like a kid-made version of Whack-A-Mole), and don’t miss our tweet or blog highlights either. Happy Monday!
Projects of the Week
Navigate your way through this platformer while defeating the bad guys and collecting coins and hearts along the way.
You are a Pokemon master in this Pokemon Go! simulator. Travel through this universe and capture some Pokemon!
Dodge the enemies and gain super powers by using your cursor to guide your stick figure hero.
This user created the classic Whack-A-Mole arcade game. Your cursor is now the hammer, and you must whack as many moles as possible!
Tweets of the Week
Cute! These kids are having a blast Tynkering during lab time.
— Carrie Buresh (@CarrieBuresh) August 23, 2018
Campers learning to code!
— Paige Besthoff (@pcteachershs) August 21, 2018
Barbie posted this adorable photo of a young girl coding with Tynker.
— Barbie (@Barbie) August 22, 2018
Cool to see some praise for the AR course on Twitter!
A2: Wow! Tynker AR looks amazing and super fun. I'm thinking some fun cause/effect lessons for ELA and Science #tynkerchat
— Jess King (@WeTeachThemSTEM) August 20, 2018
On the Blog
Denzel and Kelsey were our Featured Makers this week! Denzel plans on being a writer in the future, and he hones his storytelling and coding skills with Tynker. Kelsey’s advice to other young coders? “Just play with it and have fun! Learn by doing!”
This feature about Prince Edward County in central Virginia went live on our blog this week. Virginia is implementing K-12 CS standards in the coming years, and Tynker will help students hit their targets! “[Tynker] is a wonderful tool that helps to further engage students in the learning process.“
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!