Re: April: Focus on Online Safety & Dojo Recommended Practices
Hey Guys, in the spirit of Online Safety month I'm sharing our latest updates to Garda Vetting. Read all about these changes here: https://coderdojo.com/news/2017/02/07/improving-the-garda-vetting-process-for-dojo-volunteers-in-ireland/
Should you ave any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
@Nuala-Nic-Éil amazing!!!! Love their colourful pictures! It's great to see the girls being creative!
@Nuala-Nic-Éil I love this! @Sandra-Maguire @Harold-Perez might be cool to show/share with parents at the next Dojo!
Hey @Niambh-Scullion, thanks for all these great points to consider. I have found that the boys can be a little loud at times too This can be frustrating. I 100% agree that the presence of female mentors cannot be underestimated, hopefully we get some female mentors & champions from our global community submitting their stories so far...it would be really great to feature them on our blog and across social media.
My name is Rachel, I haven't formally introduced myself here yet! I'm part of the enablement team powering the CoderDojo Girls initiative this year. Community feedback is so important for the overall success of the CoderDojo Girls initiative, and we would really love to hear from you!
You can get in touch to tell us:
Check out this short video below! (It's me ...trying to remember all the important points I wrote down!)
If you want to keep up to date with our CoderDojo Girls Initiative and to share your insights, You can:
Tag/follow us on Instagram, Twitter @CoderDojo or Facebook and use #CoderDojoGirls to share any ideas/stories from your Dojo
Check out our YouTube Channel
Mention us on LinkedIn in your posts
You can also send us your stories; with your experiences, advice & photos to email@example.com
Hey @Claire-Quigley & @Nuala-Nic-Éil,
Sorry I'm late to the party guys! My daughter (9) loves her Gemma but set up was tricky, also the solder space is small so her project has to be treated with care. But she just made a flashy badge so not to much wear and tear was experienced. I'm really excited to learn of different arduino programmable wearables, that may be easier and more efficient to use. As a mum I wouldn't mind spending extra money on something like a lilypad that is as you say @Claire-Quigley a lot easier to deal with
Time is not my friend these days.
@James-Whelton wow really great reply, mental health is so important to address, especially when it comes to our young people! I totally agree teachers are amazing, It's a real vocation. Wishing you well, really enjoyed reading your responses to others questions too. Rachel
Hey James, CoderDojo promotes child-led learning and peer mentoring which I think (as a parent) is a fantastic way to get children and young people to not just learn but understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. My question for you is, if you were a able to completely revamp the current education system in Ireland what changes would you make and why?
Thanks for getting in touch. Apologies for the delay in responding to your DigiWeb requests, I have sent all 6 replies out to the ninjas and I have cc'd you in on each mail.
If you need anything else, let me know.
Hey @Amanda-O'Keeffe, I started attending a Dojo <2years as a non-tech mum of my then 7year old ninja. For the first few weeks I read magazines, and scrolled through my phone . But I soon realised the pressure that the champion was under with limited helpers/mentors ect. So I decided to help out with admin/sign in's...plugging laptops in and anything else that did not require me to touch a computer. The more I helped out, the more I got to know the ninjas each week and the other parents, when parents saw me volunteering, they offered to help too, even with carrying chairs ect (simple things that require min effort) , some parents gave talks on their day jobs, which the ninjas found interesting, some parents offered to show the kids graphic design, Microsoft excel, other programs they use day to day, all this resulted in the Dojo being less divided. In 2years, I've gone from a non tech, non-volunteering mum to fully fledged scratch mentor.
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