Community Highlights: August 27 – September 2
Happy Tuesday! Our community was hard at work coding projects and showing off their creations over Labor Day Weekend. Don’t miss this week’s projects – like digital air hockey and a cat battle game – or our Twitter and blog highlights!
Projects of the Week
Dodge or shoot away the lasers in this space game! You can change your weapon to shoot one or even multiple lasers at the same time.
Infuriate your feline foes in this defense game. Wait for the appropriate amount of points and summon your feline companions to defeat the evil across the way!
With difficulty levels from cake to extreme, you can become a digital air hockey master. The speed drastically increases with every bounce, so you must be quick!
Avoid the walls and make it to the blue dot! The maze gets increasingly harder as you progress through the gauntlet.
This user created an interesting project where you are the stick figure-stuntman jumping from buildings and soaring over buses on cars!
Tweets of the Week
Check out this great video of third graders getting started with Codey’s Quest.
— Kimberly Bell (@kimberlynbell) August 29, 2018
All the students in this class are hard at work coding on their iPads.
— Mrs. Teny's Class (@FourthGradeBRT) August 29, 2018
These first graders are having a great time learning to code with Tynker!
— Jennifer Stephenson (@auburnjen1999) August 29, 2018
See how excited these fourth graders are to try Tynker for the first time.
— Bri Spangler (@bspangler2017) August 30, 2018
Tynker is perfect for supplementing STEM lessons – this class is coding projects about soil!
Fourth graders are creating an electronic, animated KWL about soil using @GoTynker ! This is a perfect addition to their hands on classroom labs! #TeamTalawanda #TalawandaEmpowers pic.twitter.com/Gs0L4qA5fk
— Talawanda STEM (@TalawandaSTEM) August 28, 2018
On the Blog
Our two Featured Makers this week are brothers! Dean and Connor both love building with LEGOs and coding creative projects in Tynker. Their mom, Amanda, thinks that Tynker is “wonderful” and is “created in a way that my child was able to start coding when he was only 7 years old and learn skills that will continue to help him throughout his life.” Thanks for choosing to begin your family’s coding education with Tynker!
This week’s Featured School is Barrington 220. Their district makes STEM a priority and views coding as “a language necessary for learners to communicate, create, and become future problem solvers in our digital society.”
Don’t miss the latest addition to our Women in STEM series, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller. Sister Keller was both a nun and the first woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science!
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!