Community Highlights: March 12 – March 18
Every week, we bring you the best and brightest of the Tynker community! Our users were busy creating everything from a bird attack game to a Hawaiian dance party this week. Check out our Twitter highlights for a look at how students are learning to code through our courses and using Tynker for interesting class projects!
Projects of the Week
Defend against the incoming birds in this cool game!
Play the mobile game Crossy Road in Tynker.
This project gives you lots of funny outcomes to choose from.
Check out this cool Hawaii-themed animation.
In this house, you can tap almost anything to animate it!
Fight against the enemy animals using your army of Battle Cats.
Tweets of the Week
This school is always using Tynker in cool ways – this week, they used Tynker as part of their biography projects!
Third graders @Kramer_TSD are showcasing their @makeymakey biography research projects to their peers today as their grand finale!! Their reports use their recorded voices through @GoTynker ! #TalawandaEmpowers pic.twitter.com/ZKUtnII5Qf
— Talawanda STEM (@TalawandaSTEM) March 13, 2018
Cute! These third graders look like they’re loving modding Minecraft with Tynker!
— Chesterbrook Academy (@CBAWestChester) March 13, 2018
Leveling up is rewarding! Check out this student’s excitement at reaching level 11!
— Angela Flavin (@AngelaFlavinpky) March 14, 2018
Nice – this class is enjoying Space Cadet.
P6/5 were developing their coding skills using Tynker this morning. Some great Space Cadets today!! pic.twitter.com/HJMg4ctS86
— Mrs J Williamson (@mrswp65) March 14, 2018
On the Blog
Our Featured Makers this week were Helen and James. Both of them want to be astronauts! Helen is only eight but has been coding for three years, and James studies outer space in his free time. We have some pretty impressive users!
We featured educator Christine Whitmire, who said, “Tynker also gives everyone the opportunity to be creative, be heard, and be recognized,” and shared a post about our booth at the Spring 2018 CUE conference. We also celebrated the fun holidays this week with a Pi Day project and a cool St. Patrick’s Day coding game!
In the News
We saw a couple great articles in the news this week about how kids are using Tynker! The Sahuarita Sun cited Tynker as a great way to use tech to help kids learn, and TribLIVE.com shared how Newlonsburg Elementary 4th graders are using Tynker in their technology class.
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!