For Parents

Highlights of our #ChatDojo Discussion – June

17 July 2019 · by Nuala McHale

On June 23 we held a two-hour Twitter chat giving CoderDojo community members the opportunity to share their experiences and insights. In advance of the discussion Dojo volunteers voted on the topics they wanted to discuss. These were, in order of preference: motivating volunteers project progression for young people  new resources and projects   Thanks to all the volunteers around the world who took part! If you missed out, our next community discussion will be our community webinar on Tuesday 23 July. Below are a sample of… Read More

4 new projects to help you learn HTML, CSS and Javascript!

13 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Check out the four latest projects developed by our content team which cover HTML, CSS and Javascript. We’ve sorted them according to their difficulty, from beginner to intermediate, so young people can progress through each new project, as they master skills from the previous project.   My favourite celebrity This beginner web development project brings young people step-by-step through coding a web page about their favourite celebrity! You will learn how to style headings, add images, embed youtube videos and display a twitter profile onto a webpage! We chose Maddie Moate for our… Read More

Our Dojo starter packs are now available worldwide!

10 June 2019 · by Josh Hellier

Following on from the success of our pilot programme in Ireland and the UK, Champions worldwide now have the opportunity to apply for the CoderDojo starter packs to help them kick-start their new Dojos!   Why should you apply? The packs act as a kit to get new Dojos off the ground and are full of helpful resources and information to guide Champions and Mentors through the early stages of running their Dojo. They also allow us to send a token of thanks and to welcome all new volunteers into our global community. Read More

CoderDojo Foundation – Annual Report 2018

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our Annual Report on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2018. It’s been another fantastic year for the Foundation and the global community that we support. In 2018 we celebrated 7 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in over 100 countries, launched in person training for youth workers and librarians, we conducted our most comprehensive survey of volunteers, continued making strides in increasing the proportion of girls involved in Dojo and grew our community team to better support the thousands of volunteers involved in Dojos around the world. Download our Annual Report. Read More

Opening new doors for young Travellers with CoderDojo

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

John Madden is a coordinator at Involve, an organisation that works to widen youth services for young people from the Traveller community in Ireland; involve, formerly the National Association of Traveller Centres, has the aim to improve the lives of young Travellers through inclusion and development. John shares the story of why he introduced CoderDojo training to the youth workers and volunteers at Involve. In large pockets across all of Ireland, people from the Traveller community face great barriers to accessing services and support that are readily available to the vast majority of the settled community. The reasons… Read More

A Guide to making your Dojo more accessible

5 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Accessibility is a founding principle of the CoderDojo movement: our vision is that all young people should have the opportunity to learn about technology and be creative in a safe and social environment. Leading by example Prior to releasing this guide, multiple Dojo organisers noted how they wanted to make their Dojo more accessible, but they weren’t sure where to begin. When CoderDojo champion Hannah approached us, with her experience and the knowledge of accessibility resources, we jumped at the opportunity to support clubs become more inclusive. “I have been teaching kids coding since 2013. As an autistic adult,… Read More