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@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.
@Amanda-O-Keeffe that is great to hear that you got on well with it @Philip-Harney will be delighted! I'm very excited to hear how the ninjas get on. Yea I really think if you have android devices that the kids are more engaged as they can show it to others on their phone/device and they love the novelty of using QR codes and their app being linked to it.
Are there many ninjas from your Dojo planning their Coolest Projects ideas yet?
@Steve-Kinsey Hey Steve, thanks for the suggestion regarding using the QR code. At our Dojo the kids actually do build using a QR code and try it out & show it to others using android devices. We purchased two cheep phones for the Dojo so that those without android phones/devices, or those who don't want to use their personal devices can use the Dojo ones.
@Philip-Harney wanted to prioritise the emulator to keep it as accessible as possible, as the emulator is free, but android devices are not.
Mobizen looks really cool, I actually would love to try it out with my own phone but there is no windows app available
Regarding the Java IDE; That sounds interesting, always cool to hear of good ways to encourage other kids to move on from drag and drop blocks-based programming to text-based IDEs. I know it is something a lot of children and therefore Dojos are interested in. I've heard IDEs can be counter-intuitive to learning Java though if people don't already have a good grasp of it.
Anyone else have any experience using a Java IDE (Netbeans / JCreator / Eclipse or other) in a Dojo setting ?
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!
We got feedback from the community about how they wanted to show a preview of their Dojo event when they post links to it on Facebook, Twitter or Slack. You asked, and we listened!
You can see how the preview looks below on Slack!
This makes sharing your ticketed events that you've created on the CoderDojo platform easier and improves visibility. Why not try it out when sharing your next event and let us know how you get on!
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Are you a CoderDojo mentor, volunteer or supporter?
Come and join our meet-up event for all those involved (or who want to get involved) in CoderDojo in the Leinster region (and beyond!).
The meet-up will include short talks on resources available to Dojos, useful tools and discussions with mentors about innovative approaches and ideas tried out at their Dojos.
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!
you can also apply for a speaking slot here.
Sarah will be sending out an Info update about the set up and dev environment to those who have registered to attend being sent out by tomorrow. If you are planning on going, sign up here asap to make sure you get the mail.
Last week Trieste, Italy held their first Dojo events for girls...
Here are the final comments left by #CoderDojoGirls attending the event
Has anyone tried out the Pixar in a box content on Khan Academy?
They have different courses such as "The Art of Storytelling" or "Animation", which volunteers might find are engaging for girls interested in Pixar/ or animation more generally.
The animation course goes through some of the mathematics behind movement. Some of the content is only suitable for children aged 13+ while other lessons, such as about storytelling is suitable for all ages.
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