Community Highlights: January 20 – January 26
It’s Monday, which means we get to share the best of the Tynker community with you! This week we saw some really creative projects, with lots of animal-related games. We also saw lots of fantastic tweets – kids (and teachers!) are having a great time coding with Tynker. Have fun playing through these awesome games, and don’t forget to tweet us about your classroom’s coding sessions!
Projects of the Week:
The Alice Log – This user created her own “website” in Tynker!
CHARACTER TEST – The animation in this project is extremely expressive.
My Pet Narwhal – Take your cute pet narwhal for a walk in the coral park!
Raise a Ninja Cat – Your new cat shows great potential. Can you unlock its true power?
Tweets of the Week:
Yet another cool drone video!
Mrs. Skrabec's fourth grade is gearing up for the Drone Epic Challenge. Look at that landing! @gotynker is so wonderful to use with the drones!! @GOMV_EF @TynkerSupport @ParrotEducation pic.twitter.com/nh6ZuMv8aX
— Anna V. Blake (@teachingwithAVB) January 24, 2018
So cute – this student created a Minecraft skin of her teacher!
— Monica Duenas (@mzmonica88) January 26, 2018
These kids are teaching their parents about Tynker.
#CGTech and Gr. 4/5 using @gotynker and @codeorg to teach programming and digital literacy at @ChristinaGFMPSD Family Literacy Night @FMPSD @FMPSDTech @FMPSD7Habits #CGFamily pic.twitter.com/kaH6kfpxV0
— Ms Barrington (@MsBarringtonCG) January 26, 2018
Such a creative idea – this teacher is having her students code a math-related game show in Tynker!
The students are really getting into our new game show project. They are using @gotynker to code a quiz show that asks math questions involving fractions. The amount of #problemsolving and #perseverance is something to behold!! pic.twitter.com/vvnxB5Lk3S
— Cynwyd 5th Grade (@Cynwyd5thGrade) January 22, 2018
Looks like this school had an engineering competition with Tynker and Parrot drones!
Staff and students had a really engaging time developing #droneskills and #coding skills using @ParrotEducation Mambo drones & @gotynker coding. Well done to all 250 Year 9s @Higher_Horizons @HarperAdamsUni especially the challenge winners. #inspireanengineerengineer #hiho #NCOP pic.twitter.com/2sTP56ji4v
— Skill Supply (@skillsupplyuk) January 23, 2018
It’s always great to see teachers working with students to perfect their code and deepen their understanding of computer science.
— Skip Pighetti (@BEAHowardElem) January 22, 2018
These kindergartners are adorable. It seems like they’re enjoying coding!
— Chesterbrook Academy (@CBAWestChester) January 24, 2018
On the Blog:
We published this article recapping all the cool new features we added to Tynker last year. This article went live for FETC, and includes info about all the Tynker-related sessions at FETC. We also posted this article about our seasonal project, Groggy Groundhog. Try it out!
Our Featured Maker this week was Ysabella. She’s an enthusiastic, smart maker whose teacher said of her, “She’s not afraid to fail – but she doesn’t fail often.”
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!