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Too often children bring to the Dojo laptops infected with viruses and malware. The use of good antivirus and anti-malware software is very important if we want to protect children from inappropriate and unsolicited advertisements and similar other problems.
Many children under 13 register in services such as Facebook by faking their date of birth. It is important to discuss with parents and children alike why these rules exist and why we they should be followed, even when we don't agree with them or when they seem unfair.
Re: April: Focus on Online Safety & Dojo Recommended Practices
Hey Guys, in the spirit of Online Safety month I'm sharing our latest updates to Garda Vetting. Read all about these changes here: https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/02/07/improving-the-garda-vetting-process-for-dojo-volunteers-in-ireland/
Should you ave any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our first online safety release!
Let us know what you think below & we'll have an exciting competition coming up for you soon in relation to online safety & best practices!
Hi @Sirani-McNeill the exact publication date is being confirmed but it will likely be September/October of this year. Yes we will run a giveaway competition among Dojos once it's published, and likely again in the run up to Christmas.
Here is the minutes to the Community on March 9th!
You can listen and see all that was discussed in the video included in the blog linked above!
Tickets for this will be closing shortly, so if you have experience making apps in Java or Swift and want to attend on Saturday in Dublin, be sure to register here asap!
Yea, it really captures the movement well and it's open source nature. I really love this photo as well from it!
As part of the initiative we are releasing new content to support and engage CoderDojo Girls.
Last week we launched our new Beginner App Inventor content.
This week we are highlighting our new guide for parents and guardians, showing them some ways they can encourage their daughter to develop coding skills.
Let us know what you think and share your ideas for engaging girls in your Dojo by replying here or in the CoderDojo Girls category.
•Winner: Giulio Muratori, 12 years old from Italy, developed an educational game for children with Down Syndrome using the skills he learned at his local CoderDojo in Modena.
•Runner-up: Andrei Covaci, 12 years old from Romania, created a robot that can monitor CO2 levels in a classroom and signal the teacher if those levels exceeded the healthy limits. He has attended CoderDojo Oradea since it started, 3 years ago.
•Winner: Aoife Kearins, who recently turned 18, from Ireland, developed ‘Eye Opener’, a device that prevents drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. She used the skills learned at her CoderDojo club in Sligo to programme her project. On hearing of her win Aoife exclaimed: “That is absolutely incredible, thank you so much! I can’t believe it at all. I had put so much work into the app, it’s so nice that it is being acknowledged!”
•Runner-up: Roland Horváth, 15 years old from Hungary, developed ‘Mustad!’, an educational app that teaches sign language, allowing anybody to easily communicate with people who are deaf. To make the app he coded it using C# language in Unity.
Also well done to the finalists and all who entered their awesome social good tech projects!
A lot of inspirational projects were entered. I would highly recommend talking through the finalists projects with your Dojo attendees if they are looking for Coolest Projects inspiration!
@Pete-O'Shea haha, I did not :P
Are you or any ninjas from your Dojo applying to attend the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards?
@Satoshi-Tajima @Angelo @Montserrat-Inglada @Mario-Vermeulen @Ruma-Singh @Federica-Triglia @KramKroc @Ruth-Willenborg101
Well done to all those who entered the Future Makers Awards. We received applications from 13 countries including: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China , Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and UK.
The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After judging all the entries we are delighted to announce, in no particular order, the 10 finalists are:
Lili Názer with her App, Daily Take Me
Jasper Brezina Conniffee and his Smart Bird Feeder
Katie Waters for her Daily Planner App
Muratori Giulio with his Game For Children With Down Syndrome
Covaci Andrei for his Co2 Monitor
Jeroen De Vos with his Welcome Here App
Roland Horváth for his Show Me (Mutasd!) App
Aoife Kearins with her Eye Opener project
Síofra Kelleher for her Physical Exercise Game
Joseph Daly with his Ballot Addict website
These finalists have now been put forward to the international jury that will now evaluate the top 10 applications and announce the winners in the 2 age categories (10-13 years old and 14-17 years old) in March!
We will be sharing more details about each applicant and their projects over the next two weeks ahead of the announcement of the winners! You can read the full article here.
Vous faites partie d'un Dojo en France? Rejoignez notre tchat en ligne et venez écouter ce que les autres bénévoles font et découvrez les dernières ressources à disposition.
Sur un pc, vous n'aurez besoin de rien de plus que votre navigateur web.
Sur smartphone ou tablette, installez l'app join.me et entrez le code suivant pour rejoindre la salle de meeting: 735-819-169
Part of a Dojo in France? Join our online chat and hear what other volunteers are doing and new resources are available.
On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: 735-819-169
Thanks to everyone who joined, listened, chatted, commented and shared their insights on our Open Community Call Yesterday!
Couldn't make it?
Fear not, we will be sharing the recording & transcript next week. Our next Community Call will be in March and aimed to suit an evening call for those in the Americas!
@Philip-Harney shared his latest content updates, the release of CoderDojo Sushi Card Generator using Gitbook to help the community create, translate, collaborate and share resources! He showed us how it worked by going through the Beginner PHP content he created with it, which he will be publishing in the next week.
@Ross-ONeill chatted about our Erasmus+ project to develop Best practices for Dojos. He also talked about our E-learning modules and how to access them.
We discussed Bento Boxes with @Philip-Harney. @Pavlo then chatted about what he had developed as a framework for the same concept. Check it out here.
Today the CoderDojo Foundation's Executive Director, @Giustina-Mizzoni celebrates 4 years working with CoderDojo!
Hi everyone in the community!
Below is the agenda for first Open Community Call of 2017, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation. On this first open call we will be focusing on content and resources. Philip, our content lead, will be available on the call to receive feedback and open up the floor to particular topics pertaining to CoderDojo content and resources. The open call will be facilitated and chaired by the Community leads Ross & Pete using Join.me.
If you cannot attend the call but wish to give feedback feel free to comment below. If it is specifically in relation to content, please contact email@example.com
Join the meeting: https://join.me/353-000-353
On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app ( https://join.me/app) and enter meeting code: 353-000-353
Join the audio conference: Dial a phone number and enter access code (available at: https://join.me/intphone/353000353/0), or connect via internet.
We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across Ireland to showcase the awesome projects they made, at our interactive CoderDojo Booth at the Dublin Tech Summit event (15th – 16th of Feb 2017).
The Dublin Tech Summit will be held in the Convention Centre, Dublin!
Deadline for applications is the 23:59 GMT on the 5th of Feb 2017. We look forward to seeing all your cool project application ideas! If you have any further questions contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: this opportunity is for CoderDojo Ninjas (7-17), in Ireland, to showcase their projects at the event and NOT adult Mentors. Adults accompanying CoderDojo Youth will be responsible for the youths attending & need the necessary parental approval. All attendees will have to cover their own cost of travel to the event.
Have you seen the end of year blogs written by members of the CoderDojo Foundation? They told us about their own personal highlights this year with CoderDojo and their plans for 2017.
Tells us how the CoderDojo Movement has developed in 2016, our key milestones and also her aims for 2017.
Tells us about the dev teams priorities in 2016, what new updates they completed on the community platform and their aims for 2017. Daniel also asked the community to give their feedback on the platform, as feedback is essential for making the platform really useful for the community.
Tells us about her year working remotely with CoderDojo while traveling around the world! She points out her key achievements of the year and how traveling has enabled her to better engage with Community members globally!
Tells us his top 5 content highlights of 2016. He tells us what he created during the year, what he's most proud of and also his content plans for 2017!
Tells us her top achievements in 2016, as well as her event highlights, including organising CoderDojos 5th birthday and attending EU Dojo.
Tells us what he has been doing for Community members in the Americas, Asia, Ireland and Oceania- two such areas he points out are regarding slack integration and regionalisation.
Tells us about his favorite memories of 2016 while supporting community members in EMEA. He notes in particular working with Riot Games and our Hackathon event with them and the awesome Coolest Projects Awards!
As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally extend a huge thank you from everyone at the CoderDojo Foundation to you, our growing and ever global CoderDojo community of Champions, volunteers, parents, ninjas, partners and supporters.
2016 was an undeniably monumental year for CoderDojo; from hitting huge growth milestones, to changes internally in the Foundation team and strides made across our areas of focus.
From everyone here at the CoderDojo Foundation, thank you for your commitment, passion, and dedication to the global movement. We look forward to working together with you in 2017.
Read my full blog post here--->
Executive Director of the CoderDojo Foundation
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