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CoderDojo Foundation – Annual Report and Audit 2018

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our annual report and audit 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. View our… 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

5 courses to develop your technical mentoring skills

28 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

When we asked volunteers what motivated them to get involved in their local Dojo one quarter mentioned ‘learning new skills’. Our online training courses provide a practical and free way for you to learn new skills to suit your schedule. You can then practice and develop these skills in future Dojo sessions so even more people can benefit. Below are some of the latest online courses that we’ve developed that you can sign up to today:   An Introduction to Python for Educators From our annual survey we know that 46% of Dojos… Read More

Save Kittens with code at your Dojo!

27 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Are you looking for a fun online resource to engage young people at your upcoming session? Erase All Kittens is a Mario-style game designed to inspire children to code, whilst giving a gentle introduction to professional programming skills, such as HTML. The online game is set in a magical internet universe where players need to learn new skills to build and fix levels so that they can save cute fluffy kittens from an evil rebellion – Operation EAK.   Additional resources available EAK has 140,000 players worldwide. Over half of these are girls, compared with an estimated 18% for other… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q1 2019

16 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our Quarter 1 was all about celebrating our worldwide community and creating more great support in more languages. We also welcomed a new member to our community team, in what has been a record-breaking quarter for new Dojo verifications. Here are some highlights of the great work the team has been doing. Get a pdf version of our Q1 report.  … Read More