Community Highlights: February 19 – 25
The Tynker community was hard at work last week! Our young coders hosted an art contest, taught other kids how to draw a snake, and created a game about a jetpack dog avoiding asteroids – super cool. Don’t miss our Twitter highlights for a look at how classes are learning with drones, celebrating Black History Month, and more!
Projects of the Week
This is one of the most sophisticated Sonic: The Hedgehog games we’ve seen in Tynker.
This awesome clone of Subway Surfers even includes the animations from the start of the game!
Fight against the incoming creatures with your army of battle cats.
This user decided to host an art contest in Tynker. The winner gets a prize!
You are a dog with a jetpack, flying through space. Can you avoid the asteroids?
This user is very grateful to have been featured!
This awesome tutorial will teach you how to draw a snake.
Your pet alien is hungry! Feed it some lasers.
Tweets of the Week
These 5th graders coded their own quizzes with the help of high school students:
— Erin Woods (@WoodsDCR) February 21, 2018
Barbie announced an exciting new partnership:
We’re thrilled to partner with @GoTynker on a series of #Barbie coding lessons that honor our commitment to inspiring girls to explore STEM and pursue their biggest dreams! #YouCanBeAnything https://t.co/mxpz3o9UYu
— Barbie (@Barbie) February 21, 2018
This Tynker teacher built a cool DIY drone cage:
— Todd (@todd_burleson) February 22, 2018
Year 2 students at Brentwood Prep School are hard at work coding on their iPads:
— Brentwood School (@Brentwood_Prep) February 22, 2018
“I like using Tynker because then I get to make the game, not just play it.” – 3rd Grader at Bret Harte
— Daniel Frost (@frostd13) February 22, 2018
Our new project is a great way to celebrate Black History Month, according to these 4th graders:
— Jane Silva (@CasitaCreates) February 23, 2018
Watch these students use Tynker to fly their drone through an obstacle course:
4th Grade Epic Challenge today! Great job Mrs. Skrabec's class flying their @ParrotEducation drone around obstacles. Fourth grade is mastering @gotynker block-based coding #CSforALL #EFignite @drezac @GOMV_EF pic.twitter.com/4oh2qB3UKh
— Anna V. Blake (@teachingwithAVB) February 23, 2018
On the Blog
This week was a busy one for the Tynker blog – we featured two makers, artistic Alyssa and rockstar Nickaan! We also announced Mind Crafters, an exciting new Minecraft modding course for Windows 10. Teachers (and parents!) should be sure to check out our Black History Month project and a guest post from Oregon educator Jaime Speed!
In the News
This week, Mattel announced their partnership with Tynker as part of a greater initiative to bring coding to 10 million kids by 2020!
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!