@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...')
@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.
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!
Ada. Ada. Ada!
Check out this FREE interactive show that inspires kids by telling the story of Ada Lovelace, a female programmer who wrote the world’s first complex algorithm in 1843.
Performer Zoe Philpott uses an LED dress, operated by a wearable tech satin glove, combining design and technology with words and movement to enhance the creative impact of Ada's story.
See more & get your free tickets here!
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There will be an opportunity to chat with other volunteers and speakers to further discuss ideas and the practicalities of running a Dojo. It will be an informal, yet insightful meet up and thanks to the generosity of Bank of Ireland, there'll be pizza and beer for those who attend!
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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.
@Nuala-Nic-Éil I love this! @Sandra-Maguire @Harold-Perez might be cool to show/share with parents at the next Dojo!
Thank you very much!
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."
@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.
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!
Hi @Dan-Harrington Just got your listing and will take a look now
Should be fixed, sorry for the inconvenience
@Nuala-Nic-Éil Thank you!
@Tomohiro-KAWANABE Hi Tomohiro, thank you for letting us know. Can you ask the new champion to register on the platform if they have not already done so. Once they have send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with both you and the new champion on the email, so that we can confirm that both of you are ok with the change in champion. Then I will switch over the champion rights to the new champion.
@Pete-Gegen Oh that's exciting! We've never had a live Dojo on the call before (as far as I am aware anyway!) and no problem, she got back to Ross there so they should be verified in no time
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