@Nuala-Nic-Éil Thanks a lot! These are great ideas for Scratch projects. In our belt system, however, we limit Scratch to a basic level and the first two belts. If a ninja wants to get a next belt, he/she will need to use any text-based programming language that is typically used for education purposes. This expands their knowledge about computer science and allows them to create more sophisticated projects.
I'm thinking about creating a set of Sushi Cards about the Project-Based Learning in CoderDojo that will include the Belt System, Project Tools Examples and Project Charter Template. The Project Tools can be probably split into several Sushi cards according the different paths (similar to the CoderDojo Bento Boxes). What do you think about it?
An update of the Belt System. In addition I've also created the Project Tools Examples and the Project Charter Template.
I'm thinking about creating a set of Sushi Cards about the Project-Based Learning in CoderDojo that will include the above mentioned documents. The Project Tools can be probably split into several Sushi cards according the different paths (similar to the CoderDojo Bento Boxes).
That's a great initiative. Count me in!
Pavlo (CoderDojo Waterloo)
I'm trying to create an alternative wrist belt system (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UTYTdPyjAEbnL86aAe_6IcthDA-srI6ZvIG2-G-PAvE) that could be used instead of the official CoderDojo wrist belt system (http://kata.coderdojo.com/wiki/Belts). The official system has 8 expensive belts (minimum 6-7 euros for each USB wrist belt) and focuses mostly on coding skills. In the alternative system I propose 5 cheap belts (around 1-2 euros for each silicone wrist belt) that encourage kids to develop soft skills and community spirit. I will be happy to hear your comments/remarks as well as to know your CoderDojo experience using the wrist belts.
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