Community Highlights: March 31 – April 6
It’s been a great week in the Tynker community! Our users have been busy creating cool games – like one that lets you surf as a wolf or a dragon – and sharing the amazing things they’re learning in the classroom. Skim through our highlights to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Projects of the Week
Rebecca returns with a new news update, mentioning the recent updates to the Tynker iPad app!
This awesome surfing game lets you surf as a wolf or a dragon! It even has Hawaiian music to match.
In this game, you are a sea hawk hunting for fish. Dive for food and watch out for the sharks!
Try out this clever clicker game. At first, each click is a single jumping jack. Upgrade your workout with the points you earn.
Experiment on Dr. Dee, your mad scientist test subject!
This bomb dodging game will put your reflexes to the test. How far can you fly before your plane is hit?
Tweets of the Week
We posted about our two new Minecraft courses, and this user tweeted that he’d already finished both!
im done with both pic.twitter.com/eHLNJ7HA3o
— HumanComputer (@HumanComputer55) April 7, 2018
Check out one teacher’s take on a geometric drawing in Tynker.
— KarenH (@Kar3nlj) April 4, 2018
These students in Yemen created almost 1500 projects to date. As their teacher wrote, “That is a lot of engagement and learning though war in Yemen. I am so proud and happy!”
I would love to congratulate my students on the amazing job with @goTynker this year. To date, students have made of 1,484 coding projects and have completed hundreds of lessons!
That is a lot of engagement and learning though war in #Yemen.
I am so proud and happy!#اليمن pic.twitter.com/EWh2l3yczn
— Arwa Al-Anesi (@ArwaAlAnesi) April 4, 2018
It’s always fun to see kids having a blast with drones!
— Patlan Elementary (@PatlanES) April 6, 2018
Check out what this teacher had to say about using Tynker with her kindergartners!
A3 @gotynker made it possible for my kindergarteners to code. The Ss were so excited to come to school and on popular demand TynkerTuesdays was born. The Ss I least expected were shining and felt more successful than ever. #NT2T
— Ashrita Johnson (@paisashrita) April 7, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Zac, Erin, and Connor! During Zac’s interview, his parents told us that he is allowed to use Tynker after his responsibilities are taken care of…and he hasn’t missed a day in three years! Erin told us that she loves seeing her imagination come to life when coding, and Connor loves Tynker so much that he even has a few favorite blocks!
Our Featured Teacher this week was Adrian Santesteban from Williams Middle School in Houston. He reported that when he assigns Tynker, “no one complains about the class assignment” and his students stay engaged.
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!