Community Highlights January 14th-21st
We saw a lot of examples this week of kids learning how to code! As always, we’re proud to feature several top projects and tweets this week! And if you’re asking yourself, “Who are some examples of female startup founders?” or “How do I teach my child about loops?”, read on!
Projects of the Week
Protect your snow fort by using the three defensive moves! Tip: The aerial enemies require a specific move to vanquish them.
Shoot the enemy spaceships with your interchangeable lasers! Defend yourself from the firefight!
Use your abilities to eliminate your enemy! Prove your worth against your opposition and then utilize your ultimate ability!
No matter what difficulty you choose, it’s still hard! Outlast the opposition in this game of reflex and wit!
Follow this interactive story and determine the fate of Bob! Go through the steps needed. Careful, you may have to start over if you fail or choose the wrong decision!
Tweets of the Week
We’re excited to see how students are showcasing their Tynker projects on the board in front of the class, demonstrating communication skills!
When I share my IWB I find even the most challenging Ss are engaged- allow Ss to use your board it shouldn’t just be for teachers @DeKalbSchoolsIT @stonemountainES @gotynker #collaboration pic.twitter.com/zv0Fs5Ag3x
— Tama Trotti, Ed.S. (@tamatrotti) January 19, 2019
These 4th graders are working together to build games with Tynker!
4th graders worked on @gotynker projects today @Barronschool. Ask them how getting frequent feedback from another group helps their game to come out better. @PLTWorg #computerscience #enrichment4allkids pic.twitter.com/VCqdLGBv9f
— Erin & Kim STEM Integrators (@K_5_STEM_SAU57) January 18, 2019
Students at St Joseph’s School help each other program drones!
— St Joseph's School (@StJosephsCPS) January 17, 2019
These students are getting ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day with our MLK project!
— MLK JR (@RCSDMLKJr) January 15, 2019
Coding courses and activities help Edgerton students build key competencies!
Mrs. Seifried's students from @EdgertonSchool have programmed 2.4k lines of code using @gotynker's Programming 101 and Hour of Code activities. Not only are they learning about programming, but they are building their literacy and numeracy capacity. #BeTechPositive #BTPS28 pic.twitter.com/ck08i9Ef9v
— Heather Rentz 😀 (@Heather_Rentz) January 15, 2019
On the Blog
Imagine having to repeat an instruction to someone over and over! Wouldn’t it be easier to say, “Repeat action X times,” or “Repeat until X happens?” That’s why we have loops in computer programming!
Featured Maker Nila shares her perspective on the broadcast block: “My favorite code block would probably be the broadcast block because it’s like starting a conversation. It’s like, the center of attention, like your brain, you’re sending a message from one thing to another!”
Evelyn Berezin defied gender discrimination in the 1960s and founded her own tech startup! Her company, Redactron, created one of the first word processors.
Xay Saysana is a Blue Ribbon Educator! Coding at Buffalo Trail Public Schools got started when Saysana and co-Innovation Coach Heather Rentz asked: “How could we get the students to demonstrate learning without a worksheet or poster-board?”
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!