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The Champions’ Handbook is now available in six languages!

21 February 2019 · by Rachel

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

Get a CoderDojo events pack!

19 February 2019 · by Rachel

Connecting with others and sharing ideas is an integral part of the CoderDojo movement’s collaborative ethos. It is also an exciting and fun way to reach out to new volunteers and others interested in getting involved in the movement. And to help you spread the word about CoderDojo and get others engaged, we are launching the CoderDojo events pack!   Reach out to others — with our support   Volunteers involved in Dojos around the world are already connecting and sharing by taking part in events and hosting their own ones. We want… 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 Rachel

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

5 resources for Internet Safety Day

5 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

This internet safety day we want to highlight that the internet is an amazing tool and an integral resource for young people and adults who are learning to create with code. However, it is necessary to take measures to ensure that young people are protected when they are using the internet, both within a Dojo setting and at home. Learning to be safe online is an essential skill for everyone – see five useful resources to help you get started below. For young people This online safety leaflet contains important guidelines for Ninjas,… 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