Community

#ChatDojo Febuary Recap: Part 1

1 March 2019 · by Nuala McHale

On February 17 we held our second twelve-hour Twitter chat so that all those around the world involved in CoderDojo could take part and share their experiences. During February our focus has been on the 12,000 volunteers involved in Dojos globally, and #ChatDojo was no exception. Thanks to all the Volunteers in Japan, Texas, North Carolina, Greece, the Netherlands, Russia, Ireland and the UK who took part! In particular thanks to Togazono (of Kodaira Dojo), Simon (of Harrogate Dojo) and Manos (of Votanikos Dojo) who supported as community moderators during the day. Below is… Read More

The Champions’ Handbook is now available in six languages!

21 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

This International Mother Language Day we are delighted to announce that The Champions’ Handbook is now available in six languages. We have translated this valuable tool for those interested in or already running a CoderDojo club worldwide into Spanish, German, Italian, French, English and Swedish. The Champions Handbook is your complete guide to setting up and running a Dojo. From an overview of what coding is, to detailed instructions for each stage of setting up a Dojo and ideas for how to structure your club and implement the CoderDojo ethos. This guide answers questions you may have and offers suggested… Read More

Annual survey results 2018

20 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

Every year we carry out the CoderDojo Annual Survey. All verified Dojos from around the world are invited to tell us about their club and share their experiences. The results gathered from this survey helps the Foundation know the ever-evolving community and their current experiences. This enables us to better support our community of volunteers and the clubs they manage. Curious what we found out from Dojos in 2018?     If you want to know more, you can explore the results of our survey yourself! For example, filter by your country. Read More

An early spring clean of our Dojo database

12 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation team reaches out to Dojos with updates and to see how they are getting on – through our newsletters, social channels, webinars and in-person events. Once a year, we do this more systematically to be sure each Dojo has been contacted and had the opportunity to ask questions or give feedback. Dojo leaders heard from the Foundation team about filling out the annual survey. If you didn’t get a chance to fill it out, we sent a message asking you to let us know if your Dojo still has… Read More

Our top 5 handbooks to learn more about CoderDojo!

7 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

We’ve compiled our top 5 handbooks for learning more about how to get the best out of CoderDojo. If you are a Champion, mentor or parent, if you want to encourage more girls to be involved or if are interested in setting up your own regional mentors conference (DojoCon) or regional Coolest Projects event, these are the handbooks for you! Each handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide providing insights, advice and actions to take – essential for your CoderDojo toolkit!     The Champions Handbook The… Read More

How to nominate volunteers for an appreciation pack!

1 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers are the backbone of CoderDojo. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They are parents, students, engineers, designers, educators, librarians, youth workers and much more! This month we want to say thank you, and celebrate the twelve thousand volunteers around the world who give their time and energy to support young people in CoderDojo clubs! We want to hear how you or other volunteers, Mentors or Champions are going above and beyond to support young people and other volunteers involved in your club.   How can you participate? On your favourite social media account (Twitter, Instagram,… Read More