Community Highlights: February 26 – March 4
We love seeing (and sharing) what the Tynker community is up to! This week, our users were busy creating fantastic games and animations. Check out our Twitter highlights for a look at how classes are learning with drones, entering coding competitions, and more!
Projects of the Week
This user has a lot of great tips and amazing compliments for other Tynkerers! Key quote: “I love our community so much! Keep up the amazing projects!”
Here is another great news project, complete with shout-outs, advice, and a challenge!
Try this colorful version of the classic game Brick Breaker.
In this project, you play as a fish. Eat the worms to grow larger!
This project was remixed a lot this week! Customize the model’s outfits.
Check out this fun disco party animation.
Follow the instructions to bake a cake! This project has excellent art.
Tweets of the Week
This teacher said, “All one needs to do is look at these 1st & 2nd grade faces & watch the critical thinking & problem solving that goes on while coding.” Love it!
Why teach computer science in school? All one needs to do is look at these 1st & 2nd grade faces & watch the critical thinking & problem solving that goes on while coding @gotynker #csk8 #cs4all #dpsk8 #smusd @SanMarcosUSD pic.twitter.com/KWg9X8pIi9
— Christine Dixon (@christinekdixon) February 28, 2018
It’s fun to see this teacher showing off her students’ projects!
— Gloria Hernandez (@highlandEStech) March 1, 2018
Cool – even juniors in high school are enjoying programming drones with Tynker!
The scene is set for a Year 11 @ParrotEducation coding session tomorrow using @gotynker to overcome challenges with Mambo drones @SandbachSchool supported by @Higher_Horizons #droneskills #teamwork #NCOP #interviewskills pic.twitter.com/yYxC4ePMiu
— Skill Supply (@skillsupplyuk) March 1, 2018
Nice! These kids coded a reaction test!
4th graders love being computer scientists and creating and programming a reaction test. Students are exploring ideas for how to create their test prior to programming in @gotynker @PLTWorg #engagement pic.twitter.com/sclNZDvSCT
— Miss Schemanske (@TeachSchemanske) March 2, 2018
This child was inspired by the movie Black Panther to create a Minecraft mod.
— Lisa Mims (@TeachPLV) March 2, 2018
Love seeing kids enjoying coding! This child is taking it one step further by entering a coding competition.
— dina primasari (@dina_primasari) March 3, 2018
On The Blog:
The blog was busy this week! Our featured makers were Gavin and Kayra. Gavin loves to code because “When you play a game, sometimes you think of things that you would’ve liked to have seen in the game, and if you can make something, you can go back and add something that you would’ve liked.” It was also fun to hear how Kayra codes with his father!
This teacher from Phoenix was featured, and said, “With Tynker, students are more open to challenges and take pride in sharing what they learned.” We also revamped this article about how learning to code develops creativity, and posted this article about our STEM coding courses.
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!