We've just launched our Brainstorming guide to help Dojo Volunteers support ninjas interested in participating in the Future Makers Awards!
It includes Dojo icebreakers and a printable worksheet for ninjas to use in your Dojo!
@Docklands-Moderators @CoderDojo-Indiana @CoderDojo-Spain @CoderDojo-Turkie @CoderDojo-WA @CoderDojo-Netherlands @CoderDojo-Japan
CoderDojo Tao (Recommended Practice) has been in practice among many Dojos for more than two years. Throughout this period, we’ve received ongoing community feedback on the core principles. This feedback has resulted in the review of all five principles and indicators. The main goal of this review was to refine the entire Tao process. We set the challenge of having a max of 3 indicators under each principle, to make it easier and more straightforward for global Dojos to align. Two principles were re-phrased, principle 4 (was Online Safety, now Digital Citizenship) and Principle 5 (was Review and Communication, now Engagement).
The Start a Dojo Process is currently being redeveloped by the Foundation team, part of this will be clearly showing Tao progress after a Dojo has been submitted for review. This change will also enable Champions or admin Volunteers to review the principles at any time, and update evidence in accordance with each one.
We welcome any additional community feedback on the proposed changes to the Tao Principles by the end of October. You can comment freely on the document here ----> In November development work will start for the updated principles to be incorporated into the Start a Dojo journey.
Thank you to all Dojos who have gone on this journey to date, providing invaluable feedback on its structure.
We've looked into it, it should be available tomorrow
Hi @Karen-Mc-Carthy awesome We will keep this in mind
@bob-flynn Hi Bob, how have you been getting on with the Game Design cards at your Dojo?
Yohei Yasukawa, co-founder of CoderDojo Japan, explains the learning practices used in Dojos in Japan and about hosting a regional DojoCon in Japan last month.
You can see the video here!
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,
Did you see our new blog with top tips for encouraging girls in tech?
You can see it here. If you have more ideas or input, just comment below
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Thanks for all the feedback.
On badge awarding not working, we're aware of the issue, and I'm currently working on a fix. At the moment, you can't award badges. I hope to have it deployed today or early tomorrow.
We're actually planning on making a change to badge awarding in the near future where you will be required to input evidence when awarding. The idea of this is to provide more value to the badges, as you will be able to see what the user did to earn the badge. As a result, bulk awarding wouldn't work, as each evidence is likely to be different. Regarding the Code Week badge, this will be automatically awarded to any user checked into a Dojo during Code Week. We have extended this time period for this week too, as we are aware many Dojos only operate once every two weeks and could miss Code Week as a result. This is the same for any attendance badge (1st Dojo, 5th Dojo, etc.).
Ninjas are able to see their own badges on their profile, and with the addition of evidence, they'll be able to see exactly why the badge was awarded, as will any parents associated with the account. We plan to make some tweaks to the manage users page in the near future to make it easier to use. Part of this is the ability to see badges awarded to a user, and filtering the award badge list based on badges that the user already has.
@Pete-O-Shea or @Rosa-Langhammer will get back to you regarding the requested badges.
Champions can't award themselves badges, as the point of badges is to show that someone else has recognized your skills. We have plans to auto-award the Champion badge to Champions of verified Dojos, but right now, you would need another Dojo Admin in your Dojo to award you badges.
If you grant a mentor Dojo Admin rights, they will be able to award badges. This will, however, give them full admin rights over a Dojo, which we understand you may not want to do. We have taken this feedback on board, and are now planning on implementing a feature to address this concern.
When you say invites sent, do you mean the invites you've sent to email addresses? We do plan on adding a pending join requests section, where you can see and administer Mentor/Champion join requests for your Dojo, however, if there is demand for a way to view and administer invites sent to users, we can absolutely plan something for this.
Thanks so much for all the feedback, it's crucial to us for planning and addressing issues we may not know of.
Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) have released Irish geospatial data for Minecraft!
You can read more general information about OSi and Minecraft here.
@Barry-Kennedy congrats on organising the next megadojo! Do you have some advice for @Florina-Rosiu ?