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Hi , We've just launched a Judo/Karate style belt system and now need a couple of Scratch mentors from another Dojo to give a few hours of their time so we can run a grading session some time in late April. (dates to be agreed but definitely after easter) In return for a couple of hours from you we'd be happy to do a reciprocal visit and support your dojo.
Here are details of the grades and whats needed to achieve them. http://www.coderdojomalahide.com/scratch-belts/
Pop me a message if you'd like to help.
Thank you very much!
@Dan-Harrington141 Hi Dan. CoderDojo Japan used to collect a small amount of money which was logged in a basic Income & Expenditure Google Sheet. They opted to go completely transparent, and had it published on their website (View Only) so anyone could see. They've since created a new site and I can't find it. But @Ross-ONeill can take a look & post here to show you can example.
@Nuala-Nic-Éil Oh, before I go...the MIT Sushi Cards came in very handy putting together the App Inventor version of my capitals quiz app (GitHub link at the end), particularly regarding using a database to deal with score data. There's ten question screens in here with a score tally element at the bottom of each screen. I also added a start screen, finished / final score screen and an answers screen.
Interestingly I discovered that when you get past 10 screens App Inventor warns you that you have exceeded the allowed number of screens! You can still add screens however but are advised to download / export versions of your .aia file as you go just in case something goes wrong. Thankfully nothing went wrong but saving versions is sound advice and a good habit to get into I reckon. The only thing I did notice was that as you go past ten screens previewing and live editing gets a little more sluggish, I guess as you're working App Inventor a little harder than normal, but it wasn't too bad and once the finished app was properly installed on my Android phone it worked perfectly
Anyway, as always if anyone wants to use, change, break and/or generally mess about with this MIT project then please feel free...that's kinda what it's there for. I've also linked a little distance converter and compass app I put together to play around with using an OrientationSensor component
(as it says in the GitHub readme file, just download the .aia file and then in your MIT account 'Projects', 'Import project (.aia) from my computer...')
I'm thinking about creating a set of Sushi Cards about the Project-Based Learning in CoderDojo that will include the Belt System, Project Tools Examples and Project Charter Template. The Project Tools can be probably split into several Sushi cards according the different paths (similar to the CoderDojo Bento Boxes). What do you think about it?
This category is to discuss Zen. You can post any new features, issues or questions about Zen here!
We got feedback from the community about how they wanted to show a preview of their Dojo event when they post links to it on Facebook, Twitter or Slack. You asked, and we listened!
You can see how the preview looks below on Slack!
This makes sharing your ticketed events that you've created on the CoderDojo platform easier and improves visibility. Why not try it out when sharing your next event and let us know how you get on!
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Before Christmas we published a Global Guide to Safeguarding Young People in Dojos on Kata. You can see the Child Protection Global here.
Adapted from the Irish Child Protection Policy that was released in 2015 it is aimed to give all global mentors an overview of how to recruit volunteers, and volunteer code of behaviour.
Our intention is to adapt this document into a unique mentor on boarding process (integrated with Zen) so all mentors are taken through it as they join Dojos around the world.
Any feedback is always welcome,
@Tim-Kelley Hi Tim, that is great to hear. Do you have a link to more info or the content covered?
Is it this group or another?
I love that idea of getting TY students involved and teaching primary school kids and developing a buddy/role model system. I would love to hear more about it as it progresses, having teens involved is a great way to keep young kids interested as they get a little older as girls can often drop off around 12-13 years.
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Best of luck to @Yohei-Yasukawa who is talking at FOSSASIA Summit, Asia's Open Technology Event at the Science Centre Singapore on Sunday March 19th at 10:30.
Yohei's talk includes why they started a CoderDojo in Japan, how they grew from 0 to 70+ Dojos, and what problems they met and solved.
Yohei notes "According to the statistics of CoderDojo, currently in Asia, this big growth only happens in Japan. But I think this kind of opensource community will be a great fit for other countries in Asia. So in this talk, as a co-founder and representative director of CoderDojo Japan, I would like to share the knowledges and experiences on how we evolve, what problems we met, and why I'm so encouraged to share them in Asia."
@Barry-Kennedy congrats on organising the next megadojo! Do you have some advice for @Florina-Rosiu ?
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