@Vincent-Crimmins Hi Vincent, we just released the video from Coolest Projects if you want to share that with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKvR3FkzZRo
That’s actually a good idea! They might even have some spare hardware to work on when it comes to going more physical, or a 3D printer (apparently you can do some PCB with it, not saying that’s its efficent or what, but … )
The only thing that it won’t replace is the education side. I know that my local hackerspace runs classes, but it’s more targeted towards adult. See if you can “forge” a simple project with them and if it works out !
Hi @Zita-D, I was at MegaDojo Limerick and they had a 3D printer on show there. @Barry-Kennedy might be able to help out with putting you in touch with those who were involved at the event with the 3D printer, who might know others located closer to you that are affordable.
I seen this site as well where you can whittle down the location to closer to you. One is based in Waterford (S3D Print and Design) but I don’t see prices. Maybe if you ring them and tell them that it’s for your volunteer-led, free coding club for children they’d be able to give ye a discount.
@Turloch-O’Tierney My son hated the ‘give him lots of text to work through’/look up javadoc
I should encourage him to write a ‘what I learnt’ crib sheet.
Regular expressions i.e. String.replaceAll command might be a good 'lesson2’
http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/JavaRegularExpressions/article.html is top of the ‘google search’ for regexp
(or even more generally the String class (not just replaceAll) might be a good lesson2).
Done very little Python programming but it is so similar to C (syntax etc) that it won’t be difficult to pick up.
So, I expect a flood on this topic, if needed pls move the post. I thought posting here is better than emailing foundation as this might interest others.
We use Google services in cloud and Mailchimp. We can delete all data in Google services, Mailchimp will sort out their services before the deadline. We can easily remove data and save data anyone requests as a .pdf or .jpeg and send it to them.
PROBLEM: You should identify the lawful basis for your processing activity in the GDPR, document it and update your privacy notice to explain it. I do not understand.
We do not communicate with children other than in class so we do not need to verify their age. Am I right?
PROBLEM: Data breaches: You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach. I believe Google and Mailchimp would notify us. Am I right?
PROBLEM: Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments
You should familiarise yourself now with the ICO’s code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments as well as the latest guidance from the Article 29 Working Party, and work out how and when to implement them in your organisation. Any fast track way to do this? Tbh haven’t looked it up yet.
Do we need Data protection Officers?
What does keeping data secure mean? Is password protected access in cloud enough? We often change passwords, mostly due to forgetting current one by yours truly
We use gmail. The only completely secure email service is Proton mail, should we all use it?
I see in Changes and Preparations doc that tick boxes should not be used. I use mailchimp and they have it in such manner. Is this not acceptable then?
Pls see our newsletter sign up for example, you do not need to actually sign up. Can I use this?
PROBLEM: You now have a mandatory obligation to notify the supervisory authority of a breach within 72 hours if you are a data controller and to notify individuals of this breach in certain circumstances. If you are a processor you only have to notify the relevant data controller WHO DO WE NOTIFY?
Transfers to countries outside the EEA continues to be very restricted but the GDPR does provide new mechanisms for approved certification schemes. We use services based outside of the EU. Is this going to be a problem?
The GDPR provides new wide ranging powers to the relevant supervisory authority including fines up to €20m or 4% of worldwide turnover. Right, so we could be fined. Who exactly would be fined, because I expect all volunteers to vanish f it applies to them. Myself included. I hope this would not be the case, but…
Thank you sooo much for sending the info. Overall feel is that everyone is panicking, so I joined in.
You can now sign-up to our new free online course — Starting a CoderDojo club — in which anyone can learn more about CoderDojo and how they can set up one of these free coding clubs for young people in their local area.
The course was developed by Philip, our Educational Content Lead. It gives participants the resources and supports to empower young people to be tech creators. Divided over three weeks and running for approximately 4 hours in total, it provides practical advice and resources on everything you need to know to run a fun, social and creative coding club for young people.
Parents, teachers, librarians, IT professionals, managers, youth workers and more have all started clubs in their community. The course is free and open to all, so if you are interested we encourage you to sign up.
If you already mentor at a Dojo, the course is a great opportunity to revise what you’ve learned and a chance to share these insights with newcomers using the course discussion group. Furthermore, parents and guardians who wish to learn more about CoderDojo and possibly get involved are welcome to join.
If you run a Dojo, but it is oversubscribed because of the demand in your area, why not tell parents of children who haven’t been able to get a place, or others who would have a suitable venue about the course, to help get more Dojos set up in the area.
Hi this is Liana from Mindmajix few days back i hear about coderdojo then after i google it, it is very useful for children and they know the programming knowledge at school level and this knowledge is helpful for their future, your conducting a very good program appreciate it.
@KramKroc This is great, thanks for sharing. I like the idea of of the group work, especially the profile ones (2/3) about seeing different information people are sharing that they mightn’t realise and getting young people to think about what they can learn about a person, how it might look to others and how they’ll feel about things they’ve shared in 10 years.
Could definitely be broken up and used at the start of Dojo sessions as well to get young people thinking about it.
our dojo is lucky in that we’ve a number of monitors and PCs provided by our hosts. A lot of the other equipment is being donated more or less by mentors and applying for the likes of free Raspberry Pi’s/Micro Bits when the CDF point us in the right direction.
I’d like to be able to pivot from mentors providing the equipment to a more proactive model where we introduced some form of crowd funding or approached businesses for sponsorship (be good if they could do this as a tax write off) and then be able to get additional resources.
As mentors, we’re reluctant really to take on the financial responsibility for that in many ways. I know some dojos basically will use the personal bank account of a mentor/champion, but I wanted to know if the CDF or RPF could provide any support for the process of registering for community bank accounts or registering as a charity (I don’t know if you need to register as charity before getting anywhere with banks)? I know this would be a difficult task considering the span of countries the coderdojo movement is in, but any advice for best practice (in Northern Ireland in particular :D) would be great.
CDF = CoderDojo Foundation
RPF = Raspberry Pi Foundation
I like the approach to Coolest Projects. And from the media I’ve seen, I wish I could take my entire dojo to Dublin to experience it. An event like that can be so energizing and motivating to students and volunteers. I imagine it is similar to an FLL Jr. Expo - no winners, just an expo, and those kids are so pumped after the event!
While we do not have a similar Coolest Projects event in the US, our dojo does run a year-end session where the students of all ages present their projects to the dojo attendees. It works well, even for those students who may not have created an app from scratch but are still proud that they created something from the tutorials or sushi cards or remixed scratch projects.
I have looked for coding competitions as the request of some parents, but found none so far that appear to be worthwhile.
We have experience with other STEM competitions like FLL and CyberPatriot and MATHCOUNTS. Each has pros and cons. CyberPatriot in particular has a good gamification-competition experience. But for FLL and MATHCOUNTS I find that we deemphasize winning and emphasizing the learning and experience. Why? Several reasons. (1) Chances of winning can be dependent on the mentors, but we are just lucky to have parent volunteers at all (2) We see FLL teams where it is obvious the parents have inserted themselves too far to win, impacting the student’s experience (3) judging at FIRST can be like judging figure skating - was one really better than the other? (4) winning is not the motivator for most to stay with these STEM programs - it is enjoying the culture and environment that we create every Thursday night. Now, with the right coach and set of students, winning as a goal can be a good thing. But it isn’t the primary focus of what we do for all our students.
I’m very excited to share the first riot games Dublin CoderDojo session tickets of 2018! It takes place next Tuesday 23rd from 6PM. Book here:
Thanks Conor. Yes I was fairly sure the booking had not worked first time but wanted to have another go at least. I will see if they reply and, if not, I will look out for other dojos in London. Phil
If you want to get your game online there are a few different ways. Two of the easiest are Github Pages and codepen.
Both are free and good for showing off your game.
Github is nicer for getting a personal address for your game but if you just want to show of the game code pen will be quicker
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