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We are offering 6 CoderDojo community members the opportunity to watch a screening of TED2017 Opening Night live from Vancouver FOR FREE!
The screening is being held in Cineworld, Parnell Centre, Dublin 1 on Tuesday 25th at 6:30pm. It is rated PG-13 and is scheduled to run for 120min.
Lots of Dojos are hosting girl-focused events to celebrate!
Docklands Dojo are hosting a once off Girl-centric event on Wednesday April 26th from 17:45–19:30, boys are most welcome too The event will focus on creating wearable technology; creating a circuit with conductive thread, LEDs and a battery to make a light up badge. Tickets here.
Riot Games Dubin are hosting a CoderDojo session for young people to learn about making games and building websites on the 27th of April from 6pm–7:30pm!
Tickets are free here: https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/ie/dublin/dublin-riot-games
"They can only send and receive email from approved contacts, and it's free."
@Karen-Mc-Carthy Sounds awesome, I really like that contacts have to be approved. I've heard of some parents feeling under pressure with regards to letting their children have email accounts when their children's friends have them, so useful option outside of a Dojo context as well
@Guillaume-Feliciano I was impressed too!
I would definitely recommend Dojos printing them double-sided and laminating them so they can conserve paper and use them again and again.
I had a lot of fun playing around with the batteries, conductive thread & LEDs making this guy!
Check out @Ciara-McHugh's 1st Sushi Card release, showing young people how they can get started with wearables by creating a light up badge!
Daniel also talked about these improvements at a mentor meet up we held recently.
Hi Peter thank you for getting in touch it's great to hear that you are both on the platform.
I can get our dev team to remove him from your profile but if you both wanted to be able to book a ticket for your son from either account then it might be best not to remove him from yours. Regarding merging the accounts, I am not sure if we have this feature available, but either @Guillaume-Feliciano or @Daniel-Brierton will be able to let you know.
If you could let us know exactly what you are looking for functionality wise they would be able to let you know what the best options are for you with regards to either keeping your sons account on both, or removing him from one of your accounts.
Hi All! Thanks to all of you who made it to our Mentor Meet up last Saturday in Dublin.
Couldn't make the event? Fear not, we have the slides and some videos of the talks on the day right here (videos of Abeer's & Guillaume's and Niamh's talks will be added next week).
Mags Amond's talk on "Prompting ninja curiosity with activity"
Philip Harney's talk "Using and sharing educational content at your Dojo"
Daniel Brierton's talk "Improving the user experience of the community platform"
Abeer Alsheaibi's talk on "Bridge21 in CoderDojo"
Guillaume Feliciano's talk "Writing or translating: quick feedback on what to avoid"
Niambh Scullion's talk "Ways to encourage young girls to CoderDojo"
This month we’re focusing on Online Safety & Recommended Practices for Dojos.
Dojos are run by volunteer Mentors and Champions from communities all across the world. It is vital, in order to keep Dojos a fun and safe social space, that all adults involved with the Dojo are aware of the best practices for safeguarding the young people attending their Dojos. Parents and volunteers should understand enough about the internet to keep young people safe from harm. It is equally important that we equip youths with skills and knowledge so they can utilise the internet positively and responsibly.
In order to help promote and encourage awareness and knowledge sharing among the community around the area of Online Safety & Best practices we are offering a number of Nano books to registered and verified Dojos in a variety of languages (English, Portuguese, Lithuanian and Slovak).
Reply to this topic with some useful advice or tips you want to share with other community members about Online Safety and Recommended Practices for Dojos, or ways you help explain Online Safety at your Dojo. (Not sure how to use the forums, check out this video.)
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Closing Date for entrants is April 25th.
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