Community Highlights: February 3 – February 9
Every Monday we share the best of the Tynker community with you. From learning about the water cycle to adding wings to a panda, this week’s projects are really fun! Take a few minutes to check them out – you won’t be disappointed.
Projects of the week:
BACON SURVIVAL – You are bacon. How long can you survive the onslaught of hungry smiley faces?
The water cycle – This animated infographic will teach you about the water cycle.
BIKING SIM – This biking project has a lovely color-changing background!
SPACE TRAVELS BETA – Play as a blue planet and travel through space while navigating tricky obstacles.
Panda Dress Up! – This adorable baby panda has wings and a hat!
Emoji Animator (DONT COPY PLEASE) – Click each of the emojis to play a hand-drawn animation.
Traffic Jam – Drag your car through the traffic jam. You’ll have to rotate your car to avoid collisions!
Cavemen, History of the world – Take a few seconds to check out this hilarious animation.
Tweets of the week:
— Daniel Rezac (@drezac) February 6, 2018
Cool – this teacher used Tynker to teach narrative writing!
— Mrs. Phillips (@MrsPhillipsRoom) February 6, 2018
These kids are learning collaboration by coding together.
— Stone Mountain Elem (@stonemountainES) February 8, 2018
Our ecological pyramid STEM project was popular in this class.
— Mrs. Dill (@MrsDill_NMS6) February 9, 2018
Thumbs up for coding!
— Layne Henn (@sctechbuzz) February 6, 2018
On the blog:
We brainstormed 11 free STEM activities for kids! We had a guest poster this week – Mr. Howard from Texas, who said, “I’ve seen great reactions from my students when they complete a difficult project. The greatest treat for me is when I hear one student teaching another student.”
Our Featured Maker this week was William. His first language is French, so his dad translated the interview in real-time! We revamped an article outlining ways coding improves writing skills. Last but not least, we shared a few Valentine’s Day projects.
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!