Community Highlights: May 26 – June 1
It’s Monday, which means we get to recap what the Tynker community has been up to! This week, Tynkerers were busy creating amazing projects ranging from clicker games to snails and barrels. Don’t miss our featured tweets or blog update either!
Projects of the Week
This new edition of Kenzie’s project “Dr. Dee’s Lab” comes with potions that were suggested by other Tynkerers.
This clicker game gives you points for eating ice cream. You can use your points to upgrade the flavor and add chocolate chips.
This game is all about tapping the right item on each screen. Which item could it be?
You are an unlucky snail. Keep away from the falling barrels!
Avoid the clouds to keep flying through the sky as long as you can.
This fortune teller will predict the rest of your life.
Tweets of the Week
These students are creating anti-bullying animations in Tynker!
3rd graders debugging the running man in their Anti-bullying animations. I ❤️ their creativity and imaginations! They are rocking this assignment. #csforall #we❤️tynker @gotynker pic.twitter.com/A2WM17VfdU
— Mrs. Johnson (@lutes_johnson) May 29, 2018
This is so cool – these kids taught a Tynker lesson by putting themselves in Tynker. Check it out!
If you have ever wondered what it was like to be in a video game you can ask the 2nd and 3rd graders @gems_daa They were teaching a coding lesson in @gotynker and what better way to do it, than entering the game! @daa_innovate @DaaHopkins2 @DAAElementary @AppleEDU pic.twitter.com/uCTG80xyU3
— Cheryl Haney (@CLHaney_UAE) May 30, 2018
This teacher is so enthusiastic!
Students are amazing! Learning is amazing! 1st graders coded the lifecycle of dragonfly using @gotynker! The computational thinking of constructing algorithms was invaluable! @friendsbalt https://t.co/lHzZAb2qZr pic.twitter.com/mhbf9U2p0t
— Andrew Hanes (@andy_hanes) May 31, 2018
How cute are these first graders!?
— Elizabeth Dormer (@edormer1) May 30, 2018
Love this teacher’s recounting of seeing her student’s computational thinking in action.
Using @gotynker with this student. She independently started breaking apart the code, testing her code, debugging her code and then building on to her code. A computational thinker! @SirWilliamOsle1 #WinnipegSD pic.twitter.com/nUdpNcLNM0
— Dorothy Goddard (@goddard_dorothy) June 1, 2018
It’s always fun to see students enjoying flying drones with Tynker!
— jorden covert (@mrcovert) June 1, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Noah and Gabe. Noah is learning to code to prepare for his future career as an inventor, and Gabe likes to incorporate his pet toads into his coding games. When asked if other kids should learn to code, Gabe replied, “Heck yeah!”
We also posted The Power of Play: How Kids Benefit from Game-Based Learning. It was an interesting article to work on – did you know that GBL dates back to the 1970s with Oregon Trail?
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!