I wanted to let you know that we’ve just launched a new homepage along with four other new pages on the CoderDojo website. www.coderdojo.com and www.coderdojo.com/resources/ might be most interesting to you! We’re hoping our new designs make CoderDojo even friendlier and more global because thanks to the amazing work of our devs these pages can now be *translated so that more people can learn about CoderDojo in their native language.
But we need some help!
If you are interested in translating any of the 5 new pages on the website for us from English to Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Spanish, German, French, Hindi or Romanian please email Nina (our new translations manager!); saying what language you are interested in translating the website too and she will get you set up in no time!
You can email Nina at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. we hope you like the new designs!
Hey @Paul-Sutton just curious which platform you’re referring to? This forum I presume. If so we might be looking at things like this and how it’s plugged together soon so when we do we’ll see if there’s anything sensible we can do to improve how the text box looks.
This category is to discuss Zen, the CoderDojo Community Platform. You can post any new features, issues or questions about Zen here!
@Conor-Murphy Sent it this morning. Let me know if you got it @Conor-Murphy
Inclusivity is a core value of the CoderDojo movement. Dojos are encouraged to be accessible to youths from all backgrounds and to strive for gender parity.
Hi @Natasha-Cavanagh that’s great advice. I definitely think it’s really important to remember that every child is different and has different needs and that discussing what works for each child with their parents is a great approach rather than a one-size fits all mentality.
Regarding resources for children with visual impairments, CoderDojo London ran sessions with the RNIB which you can read more about here: https://coderdojo.com/news/2016/06/29/making-coding-accessible-inclusive-and-fun-with-coderdojo-london/
Projects completed included:
Project 1 – “Spot the Difference” web accessibility puzzle by Recite Me. During this project, the kids had to identify and fix accessibility issues on web sites whilst learning about screen readers and web accessibility standards.
Project 2 – “Experimental Braille Communication device” – powered by the BBC micro:bit. During this project, the kids had to work together to solve a puzzle using basic electronics, programming and logic. The exercise was based around a Braille Cell and a BBC micro:bit with buzzer, USB cable, battery pack and alligator clips.
I know Cubetto has also been used at similar sessions, but is quiet expensive. I would love to hear what other resources young people with visual impairments are finding useful to learn coding skills
Share your thoughts and advice here on getting set up and organising your Dojo!
So sorry. Since I am not female, I cannot read minds nor do I have eyes on the back of my head.
Seriously, you are one of the exceptions - many people I’ve met that, (supposedly), graduated high-school wouldn’t know their national capital from a hole in the ground if it bit them. As they used to say in the Marines, (and maybe still do), “He couldn’t find his [bum] with both hands and a map!”
Now that I understand you, this makes much more sense.
I would still like to find the adult equivalent of a Dojo.
On a similar, but different topic - what are you folks doing to support and involve the more challenged individuals in your communities? Not just the physically challenged, but the ones with developmental and/or learning disabilities? Particularly those “on the spectrum” or the Aspberger’s individual may not have many non-threatening opportunities to socialize.
Share your top learning resources and content for learning programming in your Dojo!
I’d like to share here the link to the tutorials I’m creating for my Dojo. They’re not in English because they’re targeted to an Italian audience, so maybe some Italian speaking volunteer will stumble upon them and find them useful…
The site is: https://kronwiz.github.io/codingtutorials/
The first two big buttons bring you to the download pages: “Progetti da scaricare” (projects to download) are the ones we are already using in our Dojo, while “Didattica” (teaching) is more aimed at giving teachers ideas to be used in schools.
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