Community Highlights: September 3 – September 9
It’s Monday, which means it’s time to catch up on everything going on in the Tynker community! Check out these amazing user-created projects, including a maze game and multiplayer pong. Also be sure to take a look at what Tynker educators have been sharing on Twitter!
Projects of the Week
This user created a self-generating maze that you watch unfold right before you! Once the maze is done generating, locate your way through this maze while collecting the gold coins.
You play as multiple blue characters in this game – you must click on the one in the same lane that the red character is coming down. Dodge red!
This unique project contains a customizable background. Choose the color of the background and draw anything on it!
This multiplayer pong game allows you to have 2 blockers guarding your goal, which makes this version super extreme.
Move your heart around and away from the center and dodge everything that the boss is willing to throw your way!
Tweets of the Week
Fifth graders are using Tynker to integrate coding into STEM!
Fifth graders are adding final touches to their @GoTynker animated movies about what they’re learning in science – abiotic and biotic factors. Integrating content into STEM creates an exciting way to showcase what students know!! #TeamTalawanda #TalawandaEmpowers pic.twitter.com/wDaHh20Q7U
— Talawanda STEM (@TalawandaSTEM) September 4, 2018
Kids are using coding to create art!
— BokSTEM (@BokSTEM) September 6, 2018
Even beginners can create amazing coding projects with Tynker.
My year 3 students used Tynker for the first time this week. One of the students who has never used Tynker managed to program this in our first lesson! 💻💻 💻 #eSmartWeek #ACUEDU_p #coding #technology #science #Tynker pic.twitter.com/CWYtd8oEDW
— Jessica (@jp_love_teach) September 7, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers are William and Auburn! William is proud of his progress – he told us, “I used to only be able to change people’s code, and now I can do things like create my own games. It feels pretty cool – on one project I now have 99,000 views!” Auburn also loves creating with code. Her advice to other young coders? “Start small first, then gradually start adding new steps as you go to make a better project.”
We also published a blog post about College and Career Readiness. Check it out to see how learning to code prepares kids for college and beyond!
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!