Community Highlights: May 12 – May 18
It’s Monday, which means we get to bring you the best of the Tynker community! From cool clicker projects to end-of-year recap tweets, the Tynker community has been busy creating and sharing. Don’t miss this week’s great user-made games like Dragon’s Tail or Cooking Boo!
Projects of the Week
This clicker game lets you spread awesomeness in a boring world.
This project lets you practice driving around a circuit as fast as you can. Try not to drive off of the road!
This project contains three different drawing tutorials!
Click the egg to hatch a monster, then click the monster to earn monster points and acquire more monsters.
This game lets you practice cooking shrimp with the friendly character Boo.
In this game, you have a bird’s eye view of your dragon. Your task is to collect tail segments for your dragon without hitting the walls.
Tweets of the Week
These kids are enjoying flying a drone with Tynker in their school library!
— Great Oaks Library (@GOELibrary) May 17, 2018
Awesome! This student returned to his 3rd grade classroom to explain the code behind his Tynker project.
— Annmarie Clasky (@AClasky) May 17, 2018
Love this – teachers like to code, too!
Everybody wants to code with @gotynker even classroom teachers. Placing the finishing touches on our reaction tests and experimenting how fast our reactions are as we test out each other's games. @PLTWorg @A2_Carpenter @chieflearner06 pic.twitter.com/sXO4gUuQRj
— Miss Schemanske (@TeachSchemanske) May 17, 2018
This classroom creatively used Tynker to study Greek mythology.
Finishing our @gotynker animated Greek myths! There is an engaged, collaborative buzz in the air amongst the 4th gr Ss! @JillienLakatta @TeachCode #4thchat #elemchat #edchat pic.twitter.com/6kCTUfhRjZ
— Andrew Hanes (@andy_hanes) May 17, 2018
We love this display of perseverance!
— Jamie Zimmer (@ZimmerJzimmer) May 16, 2018
This coding club created 110 projects this year!
— Sarah George (@SGeorgeLib) May 15, 2018
These cute little kindergarteners are coding and “putting their thinking caps on”!
— Darren Geraci (@darrengeraci) May 14, 2018
Very cool – older students are teaching younger ones to code!
At our Coding with iPads activity, we are lucky to have parent volunteers share their experience with coding with our younger ones. Here is Eric who is teaching the students about the concept of loops. #coding #ipads #scratch #tynker #ideashubsg #innovation #uwcsea pic.twitter.com/vMZa51Jyxz
— IDEAS Hub UWCSEA (@IDEASHubUWCSEA) May 18, 2018
Cute selfie from the last day of coding club!
— Hanan D'Ariano (@MrsDAriano) May 17, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Jesse and Boyan. Jesse builds water reticulation systems in his free time and said, “Other kids should try coding because coding is really fun – Tynker makes it fun!” Boyan spoke to the difference between playing games and making them. “When you make a game there are a lot of possibilities, but when you play it you’re limited.”
We also posted our tips for parents regarding online safety – check them 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!