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Introducing our learning path resource!

26 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We are delighted to share a new learning path resource with our volunteer community. Access the learning path resource here What is the learning path resource? The learning path is a very simple tool that suggests project blocks for Ninjas to progress through at their Dojo. There is a Scratch and a Python path available. Each path is separated into three skill levels — Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced — for learners to approach at their own pace. https://wp-static.coderdojo.com/uploads/2020/02/Pathway-webinar-snippet-with-captions.mp4 How the resource can help you We… Read More

3 easy acts of kindness to try at your Dojo

20 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

On Monday, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. This got us thinking about the many ways that members of the CoderDojo community show kindness to each other, and the gratitude that exists for our volunteers. With so much negative content online and in the media, it is important to be reminded of all the good you are doing simply by being involved in this awesome community! In the CoderDojo community, we see random acts of kindness all the time ❤️ Whether it’s a young person helping their peer with a… Read More

CoderDojo and Robotify have teamed up to offer a free course for Ninjas!

31 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The CoderDojo Foundation have teamed up with robotics platform, Robotify, to offer Dojos an exciting gift for the new year! Robotify are an Irish-based company who offer online modules to teach virtual robotics programming, without the need to buy hardware. With this FREE offering, CoderDojo Ninjas can learn new skills while also having lots of fun programming robots! Robosumo – a challenge just for CoderDojo Ninjas Robotify have designed an awesome online module called ‘Robosumo’ especially for the CoderDojo community. In this exciting course, Ninjas get the opportunity… Read More

5 reasons to be a part of our Global Slack!

23 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Our Global Slack platform is an online space that brings the whole CoderDojo community together. Conversation topics are organised into different channels, which means it is quick and easy to ask questions and find resources in the relevant place. Read on for five reasons why you should jump into our Global Slack platform! Join our Global Slack here! Connect with CoderDojo community members near and far Have you ever been curious about how different volunteers around the world are running their Dojo? With… Read More

3 great Python projects to start off the year

16 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The new year is off to a flying start, with lots of young people and volunteers going #BackToDojo. If you’re looking for ideas to start off the new term, then check out these cool Python suggestions! What is Python? Python is a multi-purpose language with a simple and beginner-friendly syntax. It is useful for data analysis and visualisation, machine learning, AI, automations and much more. Instead of doing repetitive tasks such as moving files or working in excel spreadsheets, you can write a script in Python to do it for you! Some popular websites which use… Read More

Celebrate your mentors by nominating them as Volunteer of the Month!

10 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We want to recognise and celebrate the awesome work of CoderDojo volunteers. As part of this, we are excited to run our Volunteer of the Month campaign! What is CoderDojo Volunteer of the Month? It’s an online celebration of the amazing work volunteers around the world are doing in their local CoderDojo club. Each month, anyone can nominate a volunteer to be ‘Volunteer of the Month’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or using the form below. Nominate someone here! You can nominate a volunteer at… Read More