Community Highlights: March 5 – March 11
We love seeing (and sharing) what the Tynker community is up to! This week, our users were busy creating fantastic games and animations. One user even began an art contest among other young coders! Check out our Twitter highlights for a look at how classes are learning Tynker during indoor recess, through drone flight, and more!
Projects of the Week
This running animation really conveys a feeling of speed!
Click the dollar bills to send them flying!
Check out this creative animation about the earth’s different spheres.
Customize your snail, then race to cross the finish line. It may take a while!
A user named Tacocat announced an art contest for other Tynkerers to join. The contest has been receiving submissions for over 2 weeks! Here is the original contest announcement:
challenge!!!! by Tacocat
This user added a note to their personal news project to remind everyone about Tacocat’s contest!
Tweets of the Week
Cool translation by a 5th grader.
— Joseph Whittaker (@ict4school) March 6, 2018
This class is coding during indoor recess – not a bad way to pass the time!
— Betsy Mitchell (@Mitchell50Betsy) March 6, 2018
Check out these kindergartners coding.
— Horizon Elementary (@HorizonElem) March 6, 2018
These second graders are using markers and whiteboards to think through their code.
— Andrew Hanes (@andy_hanes) March 6, 2018
Love what this teacher said – “Fun to watch them explore various programming blocks and persevere to overcome struggles and bugs in the program.”
Fourth graders love programming in @gotynker to create their reaction test. Fun to watch them explore various programming blocks and pereservere to overcome struggles and bugs in the program. @PLTWorg pic.twitter.com/pfm6k4zJaJ
— Miss Schemanske (@TeachSchemanske) March 5, 2018
Drone delivery, at your service!
— Haftr Stem (@HaftrStem) March 9, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Ceicilia and Mishka. Mishka is constantly brainstorming and told us, “Sometimes at school when there’s a boring class I think of ideas, like, ‘Ooh, that’d be a good game idea!’” Ceicilia is an internationally competitive pianist and told us that when she started Tynker, she “instantly fell in love with it!”
We posted two teacher features this week, Scott Wiessner of Vista Unified SD and Christine Dixon of San Marcos United SD. Scott uses Tynker in special education classes and dubbed Tynker “the gateway to the digital world in elementary.” Christine shared great descriptions of how her students interact with Tynker in her classroom. She teases her students that she can “literally see their brains working!”
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!