(I posted some feedback on these back last year.)
Watch the #MakeWhatsNext panel discussion here, with our Executive Director, Giustina Mizzoni. Where the group discuss the latest research by UNESCO, Microsoft, CoderDojo and Accenture into girls engagement in technology and other STEM subjects, and what we are doing to develop this.
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.
Reminder, that on Tuesday 24 April, our Educational Content Lead, Philip, will be sharing his insights into creating the new online course for all those interested in starting a club locally as well as the resources and supports available to you when you do.
We’ll be asking him questions on the featured Champions handbook, his favourite aspects of the course as well as it’s value to those who are actively running clubs already.
The community call is open to anyone involved in CoderDojo around the world. Join the call on April 24 at 1pm UTC+1 to ask Philip your own questions about this and other learning resources.
To join the Community Call on Tuesday at 1:00pm UTC+1 (find your timezone here):
Conference ID: 366-810-387 #
Hello everyone! My name is Lucy and I’m new to the CoderDojo community. I’m interested in starting off as a mentor in a dojo near me. Currently I use my computer to watch Youtube and surf the web. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hi everyone, I’m Sue and I’m the Digitech leader and teacher at Tapping Primary School. Planning on starting a coding club during lunch break at my school. We’re trying to use the computers and ipads in the school more productively and more often. Other interest I have are reading, beaching, dogs and interior decorating. Happy to be a part of this group.
@Pete-Gegen Hi Pete! It’s for app development. I did have several dojo kids do some of the machine learning with Scratch and Watson projects (machinelearningforkids.co.uk). They didn’t hold their interest for more than one session. I’ve got several kids getting pretty advanced - and writing programs where database makes sense.
Exciting news, in two weeks we are launching our first 3 week online course to support people interested in starting a Dojo with advice and resources to help them get set up.
Now as Community members already running a Dojo you likely already know all the details covered in the course. However, if you have friends, colleagues or neighbours who heard about CoderDojo through you, who have told you how they would like to set up a Dojo in their local area but lack the experience or the know-how to do it, then it would be amazing if you could tell them about the course. They can learn more and sign up here and we will notify them in two weeks when the course is set to begin.
We will be announcing the launch of the course tomorrow, but I wanted to let you all know before then.
Hello - I am a teacher using CoderDojo in my High School classrooms. I have two separate classes (B Block and D Block). I currently have all my students as attending one dojo but I would like to view them according to their class room (B or D). Is there are way to sort the attendee names as I see fit?
Also, I have been having a difficult time signing some kids up…I send an email (wish there was another way to add them - text link, etc) and they don’t always receive the email. I have to resend, some times three or four times. Still can’t get 3 or 4 of my students onto my dojo. Any suggestions as to what to do? Thanks!
Apologies, Easter holidays delayed my response
Generally CoderDojo is for young people who are still in school so sometimes this can go up to 18 or 19. Some clubs definitely make exceptions for young people with autism or additional educational needs with this age limit from time to time. I would suggest you make the decision based on your clubs capacity to take on additional young people. I would also suggest that to ensure additional safeguarding that the parent of this young person attends with them.
There are no specific child safeguarding restrictions on this but in general I would refer to the suggested Code of Behaviour for guidance or get in touch with us directly on email@example.com if you have any specific concerns.
Hope this helps!
Well done to Ramon and Pablo from CoderDojo Valencia in Spain who are finalising their project “MagicMirror” which uses a Raspberry Pi. They’re busy working on their project to have it completed by May 26 for Coolest Projects International!
Yea, most Dojos run on Saturday afternoon, Weekday evenings (usually either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday), or Sunday afternoon but it really depends on your area, accessibility and local customs. Most run using the same term times as schools locally as this is a timetable parents are generally used to. I know with our Dojo when we moved it from Wednesday to Monday we had a decline in attendence, so we moved it back. Asking parents would be a good idea, to see what most suits them
I had a quick look and your setup seems good, yet we have errors in our logs regarding the update of your events.
Apart if you tried to sync your events after having revoked the authorization, I’m not sure how this error was triggered, so it seems the issue is on our side :|
I’ll keep you updated.
It sounds like your browser is treating your code as text, which is usually down to the extension (the .html part) on the file being incorrect or missing. If you’re using a text editor like Atom, VS Code or Sublime, you can usually spot this because the code isn’t highlighting properly.
If you are using a coding text editor, fixing this should be as simple as choosing File > Save As and then making sure you enter the full filename (program.html) in the dialogue box.
If you’re using Notepad on Windows, or TextEdit on Mac, you can follow these instructions.
You don’t have to re-type your code in any case, even if you have to move to a new file (which may be the case if you’re using TextEdit), you can just copy-paste it.
This has been updated now
Happy to dive in.
With ‘other’ I meant to separate the Ux ideas to get quicker to the data I want from these 2.
I see where that dashboard idea would go, and I like it. For me as a user the current zen does not seem to use my role(champion) to expose the data relevant to me unless I explicitly navigate to it.
Call just starting now If you can’t make this one remember we are hosting another at 1pm today!
With this bug , it’s impossible to complete the first part of the course And then I can continue the second part of this course after completing the first part.
I have followed another course about Ethos on Coder Dojo and followed until the end. In this course I get no bug and I succeed to complete it successfully.
We used to have that functionnality on the Dojo page, but didn’t make it back during the rewrite.
We’ll see with @Conor-Murphy to get it back. In the meantime, you can contact the Dojo champion to ask you to be removed from the Dojo.
@Amy-O'Meara said in New Hour of Code:
@Andreas-Koch Thanks so much again for sharing this!
@Andreas-Koch Thanks so much again for sharing this!
Your very welcome. Btw.: Just today we completed our first test build of a Blockly-Processing interface. The idea is to teach kids coding through Processing, an open-source computer programming language built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design. You can try it here: http://p5test.code-it-studio.de/course/step/6/64 Just hit the “Refresh”-Button.
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