Community Highlights – September 2-September 9
This week’s highlights include an exciting game, an impressive animation, and some great tweets. We love seeing how kids are using Tynker!
Projects of the Week:
DINO COIN: Collect the coins but avoid the dynamite in this prehistoric jumping game!
Sea Pirates: Sea Monster Attack!: Two pirates encounter a sea monster in this cool animation!
For this family, father/daughter bonding time means playing Glitch Manor together every night!
— Christopher Chiang (@teacherchiang) September 3, 2017
Ms. Caines’s classroom is hooked on Tynker already!
— Amanda Caines (@ms_caines26) September 5, 2017
Knox hit some walls while programming his drone, but he persevered!
— LeAnn Simmerman (@LeAnnSimmerman) September 6, 2017
Watch these students use Tynker to solve a Sphero Coding puzzle:
— Peter Abt (@pabt65) September 6, 2017
On the Blog:
We spoke to Featured Maker Vivian about how she uses Tynker to bring her favorite books to life! We also posted “10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code,” where we outlined the top 10 skills kids build when they learn to code with Tynker. On the education front, we shared a guest post from Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator David J. Lockett, as well as a reminder to apply for our Blue Ribbon Educator program this fall!
Tynker in the News:
Newsmax published a piece about rising enrollment in coding camps, featuring a photo of a child using Tynker at last year’s Apple Camp.
We’re also excited to announce that Tynker has been awarded an Academics’ Choice Award for Smart Media!