Community Highlights: March 4th-March 8th
It’s been another exciting week in the Tynker community! Kids are making all kinds of creative projects, and teachers and students are coming together to use coding to strengthen critical thinking skills and demonstrate content knowledge. Your favorite multiplayer battle game, Crystal Clash, has new features like Duo Mode, Questbook, Friends and Character Customization; Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator Lisa Sato uses coding for Project-Based Learning; and our Featured Maker, Ximena, gets inspiration from holidays for her projects! We also celebrated International Women’s Day last week with a special tribute blog to seven inspiring Women in STEM. Check out this week’s Community Highlights below!
Projects of the Week
Choose your character and do battle with your opposition using the “attack” and “block” buttons!
Make your way through the kitchen, but be sure to dodge the rotating kitchen knives!
Click the die in the middle to determine how many spaces you move your piece! First one to the finish line wins!
Move the objects in the way, using the cannon to launch the ball at them. Then aim and vanquish all the monsters in the map!
Spend your coins wisely in the beginning so you can build your defense accordingly. Make sure that nothing makes it to the other side of your defense!
Tweets of the Week
Students are programming drones and calculating their speed!
Let’s hear it for the ladies! These students completed their coding and computer science goals and earned their Tynker beanies!
These students are storytelling with Tynker!
3rd grade students learned about shapes with drones!
We love seeing students use code to demonstrate content knowledge!
On the Blog
Featured Maker Ximena likes the “broadcast” block! “I like broadcast because if you want something to show up at a certain moment, instead of putting ‘wait one second, then show,’ you can just use broadcast!”
Happy International Women’s Day on March 8th! We celebrated by honoring seven inspiring women in STEM with a special blog post! Women helped put humankind on the moon, develop programming languages, found startups, and more–what will the girls and women in your life achieve?
It’s not Fortnite, it’s Crystal Clash! Play epic 2v2 battle games and win Tynker Gold with new features like Duo Mode, Friends, Questbook, and Character Customization!
Lisa Sato, Blue Ribbon Tynker Educator, has students create coding games based on Greek Myths and then showcase them in a penny arcade! Learn more about this inspiring teacher.
Keep contributing to the Tynker community! Parents and teachers can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Tynker Community Forum. Kids can also start learning to code and creating for free with the Tynker app for iPads and Android tablets!