Community Highlights: May 5 – May 11
Every Monday we bring you the best of the Tynker community! This week we saw some fantastic projects (don’t miss the two-player games) and lots of great tweets. Be sure to catch our blog update, too!
Projects of the Week
This program generates a maze for you to navigate! It’s a different maze every time you play.
This is a fun turn-based soccer game for two players! It even comes with instructions on how to play.
Check out this cool turn-based game for two players! The two characters fight using elemental attacks, and the “status” option in the top right gives you information on each attack.
This game pits your army against an enemy army. You can use points to buy different types of troops.
This user dreamed up an animal talent show, featuring acts like Bruno the Dancing Dog and Piano Cat.
In this game, you are the white triangle, and you have to dodge the projectiles. The twist? You can only move your character by turning the wheel clockwise or counterclockwise!
Tweets of the Week
Love this video of a student demonstrating perseverance!
Great perseverance by this S who is very excited at the end @gotynker @drezac #perseverance #GirlsWhoCode #coding #futureready #D56Achieves Love the student who walked by and said nice debugging! pic.twitter.com/9ClAUWru9s
— Beth Austin (@MrsA1stGrade) May 8, 2018
This activity looks really fun! Kids are coding a drone flight path to deliver supplies to one another.
It’s TECH week! Fifth graders were tasked with delivering supplies from one end of the hallway to the other by coding the ENTIRE pathway in Tynker. No more remote controls! We’re still problem solving, as evidenced by Mr. Pfeiffer’s choice of hat! #plumlearns @mlfreese7 pic.twitter.com/wncrrYvG4G
— 🍍Mrs. Lamm (@LammRoom12) May 8, 2018
We love seeing kids recognize their improvements! “Wow! I am getting really good at coding!
Had a fantastic time with the #MarvelousMcAuleys today. They worked together and helped each other complete challenges as they learned the fundamentals of #coding. “Wow! I am getting really good at coding!” @gotynker @terrificfcs2s #FCScodes #FCSinspired pic.twitter.com/zYwDWT8BJQ
— Daniel Polsky (@mr_polsky) May 8, 2018
It’s great to see kids collaborating with Tynker!
— Natalie Cadieux (@natalie_cadieux) May 9, 2018
So cool – this school did “coding for breakfast!”
— Ｔｉｍ Ｅｖａｎｓ (@edTechEvans) May 10, 2018
This coding club created 522 projects and wrote over 17k lines of code this year!
— Sarah George (@SGeorgeLib) May 10, 2018
These adorable first graders are loving Tynker!
— Alissa Guevara (@AlissaGuevara1) May 10, 2018
This teacher says Tynker is the “best part of fourth grade!”
Best part of 4th grade? Getting to add personalized creative twists to the self-programmed arcade game built using @gotynker and @PLTWorg Lots of creativity, collaboration, smiles and excitement! #PLTWClassroom @chieflearner06 @A2_Carpenter pic.twitter.com/DKPSEJZYAr
— Miss Schemanske (@TeachSchemanske) May 11, 2018
Exploring Tynker was this young student’s favorite STEM activity of the year!
Aarya was so proud of her drawing and sentence describing her favorite memory in STEM this year. “My favorite STEM project was Tynker.” Aarya loved exploring the different coding activities on the site and creating her own avatar! #CAESSTEM pic.twitter.com/X8es7d8qwZ
— CBANaperville (@CBANaperville) May 11, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers were Alex and Hannah. Alex discovered Tynker at school! “Our school usually gives middle schoolers iPads and they had Tynker on there. I decided to try coding, and it was really fun!” Now, he’s been coding with Tynker for over a year. Hannah likes to code because, in her words, “I can let my creativity flow! I can play what I’ve made and I’m proud of it.”
We also posted this article containing our fun Mad-Libs Mother’s Day project. The final product is hilarious – check it 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!