Community Highlights: June 9 – June 15
It’s Monday, our favorite day of the week! Why? Because we get to recap what the Tynker community has been up to! This week, Tynker users created unique projects like the educational project Plant Life Cycle and the exciting game Hungry Shark. Don’t miss our Twitter and blog updates, either!
Projects of the Week
Play as a hungry shark. Eat fish and swimmers, but not plastic!
In this game, your goal is to dash past the moving obstacles to reach the next level.
Notice the Lag Meter – the spinning label at the top. When it rotates slowly, you know the whole project is lagging. That’s an innovative feature we’ve never seen before in a Tynker project!
This project explains the life cycle of a flower growing from a seed.
Click the plus sign to mine gunpowder. Click the cannon to purchase and fire explosives.
This project is modeled after the mobile game “Pop the Lock.”
Tweets of the Week
This Sphero maze looks like a blast!
— Steven Shadel (@DrSShadel) June 12, 2018
Fun – this teacher reports that some of her students created multi-level games in Tynker, and their classmates had fun playing them.
— Michelle Rome (@MissMRome) June 12, 2018
This teacher shares her enthusiasm that students can share Tynker activities with her!
I love that students can screen record from their iPads now, this means that when they complete their spelling activity on Tynker they can share it with me! @StPats_Freo #DTLeads #coding #Tynker #AppleDistinguishedSchool pic.twitter.com/GizQUVI7vQ
— Lynn Tomlinson (@LynnTomlinson13) June 12, 2018
“Teaching this little dude to code with Tynker.”
— Terrence C (@theteecee) June 11, 2018
Fantastic – this class is creating anti-bullying projects in Tynker.
— Michael Fitzgerald (@ASDTech_Michael) June 15, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Ryan and Mia. Ryan coded a game as a birthday gift to his dad, and Mia jots down ideas for coding projects when she’s out and about. It’s always fun to get to know some of our amazing users! We also posted about our new app, as well as about our cool golfing Father’s Day project.
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!