Community Highlights: June 2 – June 8
Every Monday we get to recap what the Tynker community has been up to! This week, Tynkerers were hard at work creating fantastic and varied projects like Tynker Quiz, Air Battle, Cupcake Decorator, and more. Don’t miss our blog and Twitter updates, either!
Projects of the Week
Test your knowledge of Tynker with this quiz. Can you score 100 percent?
Use the joystick in the bottom right to help your character avoid the lasers.
Play as a friendly airplane and try to defeat Dr. Evil. This user has published several “Air Battle” games with the same theme.
Help the puppy decorate the cupcake!
Test your dodging skills in this interesting top-down game.
Tweets of the Week
Another great video of students teaching students how to Tynker…in Tynker!
I am really proud of this group, they had a harder time than the first 2 groups but they worked hard and persevered! Way to go Gr 2 and 3! @gotynker Space Cadet! @gems_daa @daa_innovate @DAAElementary Student Innovation Team pic.twitter.com/H3o4dEwxEt
— Cheryl Haney (@CLHaney_UAE) June 10, 2018
Nice! These kids are learning about food chains in Tynker.
— Abi Strain (@StrainAbi) June 10, 2018
Drone tricks are always fun to see!
— Michael Medvinsky (@mwmedvinsky) June 6, 2018
Cool to see the Tynker app onscreen at the WWDC keynote!
— Krishna Vedati (@kvedati) June 4, 2018
These kids look pretty focused on learning to program drones.
— HungaryCreek Library (@HCreekLibrary) June 5, 2018
This teacher said her students “love the programming games on Tynker!”
— StO ICT/Computing (@ComputeStOlaves) June 4, 2018
On the Blog
This week, we posted an article about Featured Maker Hannah, as well as about Sid and Darsh. Hannah codes for causes she cares about, and hopes to create projects and tools for differently-abled children! Sid and Darsh used to compete with code, but now they collaborate – and the results are great. “We’re sharing ideas. We challenge each other.”
We also posted this article outlining a few ways parents can get involved in their child’s education. Suggestions include unplugging together, setting clear goals, and more.
This post about Tynker at ISTE went live this week as well. Check it out!
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!