Community Highlights: March 19 – March 25
It’s our favorite time of the week again – time to recap what our amazing community has been up to! Don’t miss the fun Easter project, programmable metronome, and other great projects that our users have created. We’ve also highlighted some of the cool stuff we’ve seen on our Twitter feed, including tons of teamwork in homes, classrooms, and coding clubs around the world!
Projects of the Week
The term “Math Whiz” is even more fun when you take it literally.
This user programmed a metronome! You can even change the frequency.
Try this fun Easter adaptation of Whac-A-Mole!
This excellent drawing project offers lots of options for creativity.
Survive the void of space as long as you can! Hold the mouse button to move your spaceship.
There are four racecars – green, red, purple and orange. Place your bets!
Tweets of the Week
This brother was proud to share his coding creation with his little sister!
— Matt Hamilton (@mhamiltonedu) March 19, 2018
It’s easy to fall in love with coding – just look at this class of beginners.
— Kirsten Hunt (@KHKH88884) March 21, 2018
These students are a great example of how learning to code encourages collaboration and critical thinking.
— STEM K-5 SAU57 (@K_5_STEM_SAU57) March 21, 2018
How exciting – this coding club successfully completed their Hour of Code!
— Ysgol Nant y Groes (@ysgolnantygroes) March 21, 2018
On the Blog
This week’s Featured Makers are William and Antonin, both of whom are self-taught coders who love video games. It was fantastic to speak with both of them and see how learning to code is opening up possibilities for their futures. “Before I thought all programs, especially video games, were impossible to create for me,” Antonin explained. “With my experience in learning to code, it seems less impossible for me to do it – even if I still need to learn a lot.”
We also shared posts about our two newest home courses, Mythicraft and Python 2! On the Tynker for Schools side, you won’t want to miss this guest post by two teachers at the Friends School of Baltimore. They pass on some great insight about how Tynker is evening out the playing field in math class and helping students collaborate and build confidence!
In the News
We’re proud to see that Featured Maker Ysabella made the news in Chicago’s Daily Herald!
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!