Community Highlights: September 10 – September 16
It’s Monday, which means it’s our chance to catch up on everything that happened in the Tynker community last week! Between the release of Crystal Clash and some amazing user-generated projects, there is so much great content to enjoy. Read on to take a look at some highlights!
Projects of the Week
Collect, heal, and send fish back in the ocean in this aquarium game by Katie Cake! Do your part in keeping the fish healthy and don’t forget to have some fun!
This version of Google Dino Run will be sure to be your favorite. Dodge everything thrown your way!
Make your way through the temple without being hit! You can either jump over obstacles or just slide right under them.
This game is really cool. You get to move through the portals and even move the portals themselves! Create your own portal gauntlet and teleport anywhere within the map.
It’s not as impossible as some may believe, but this game is extremely difficult! The red block follows your cursor, so time it correctly and you can get past the blue circles.
Tweets of the Week
What a fun, collaborative learning experience: these 4th graders coded board games with Tynker.
Year 4 continued their collaborative journey through trials of their Tynker coded board games. Loads of fun, learning and problem solving. pic.twitter.com/AHydt7J7qr
— PEGSLearning (@PEGSLearning) September 11, 2018
There’s nothing like peer learning to reinforce classroom concepts!
— Melisa Hayes (@hayes_melisa) September 11, 2018
This mom loves that her daughter is learning to code at home with Puppy Adventure.
Look at the variety of amazing coding projects these 8th graders are creating with Tynker!
Introducing Tynker to my 8th graders. I think they are in love! They are amazed how much fun coding can be! 👩🏻💻👨🏼💻@codeorg @gotynker @AMSAggies @englishboydk @AvilleCityBOE @ttidmore1 @avilleMSlife @kitchens1 pic.twitter.com/hqybl8aCD8
— scharles (@AMSCharlesTech) September 13, 2018
Code clubs all over the world are kicking off as school begins!
— MrsCoombs (@MrsCoombs1) September 13, 2018
On the Blog
Our Featured Maker this week is Pranay. He loves to code with his friends Asher and Zunair, both of whom were featured on the Tynker blog, too! “I like to make games,” he told us, “and I like that people actually like my games! That makes me want to make more.”
Cross Creek Elementary was this week’s Featured School! They are using Tynker to integrating coding and robotics into their curriculum. Coding & Robotics Teacher Michele Dechman told us, “Coding is a way for students to realize that mistakes are okay, and that through dedication and perseverance, there are other ways to reach success.” We agree!
Don’t miss our newest release, Crystal Clash! We took to the blog to explain the gameplay and what kids learn as they advance in this immersive multiplayer battle game.
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!