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The Birthday Giveaway: creative, celebratory projects!

10 November 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Throughout October young people shared their celebratory projects with us as part of The CoderDojo Birthday Giveaway! Young people used their coding skills to make projects to celebrate 10 years of CoderDojo. Check out some of the amazing coded creations below!  Who took part? We received almost one hundred project entries from young people across 15 different countries. Many projects were built using Scratch, but we also received projects created with Python, HTML, C++, TinkerCad and more. We were amazed with the inventiveness and creativity on show. Read More

New projects, new features, new certificates

9 November 2021 · by Nuala McHale

We’ve developed new project paths to develop learners skills and independence. Each path contains six projects. In the first three projects (explore) a set of skills is introduced. This learning is built upon with two more open-ended tasks (design). The final project in the path presents them with a simple project brief (invent), which they can complete in any way they choose. Improved features We’ve also introduced new features such as real-world information about the skills being taught, debugging tips to help find and fix common mistakes and reflection questions to solidify learning. Read More

We’re Hiring! Global Community Coordinator

8 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Description Location: Ireland (remote) Salary: €28,500 – €33,750 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK, or be eligible to work in the UK. About us The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively. Established in 2008 and first known for… Read More

September news: Refresher training and new project pathways

1 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

This month you and your Dojo may be considering returning to in-person events or running online sessions. To help you do this we have refresher workshops for volunteers as well as new project pathways young people can use. Online refresher workshops Restarting with Scratch – Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 16:00 BST.   Join Carmelo Presicce, who started a Dojo in Italy and works as a Research Assistant at MIT’s Scratch Lab, and Learning Coordinator Liz Smart to learn about new projects and freshen up your Scratch skills. Introduction to physical computing… Read More

Celebrating 10 years of CoderDojo!

23 July 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago, on 23 July 2011, the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. From that first session, CoderDojo clubs sprung up across Ireland, and then spread globally to more than 100 countries over the last decade. During this time, dedicated volunteers have run thousands of CoderDojo sessions across the world, making the CoderDojo movement a global phenomenon.  Well done to all involved! Over the years, you’ve had a huge impact in your local area. We thank you for your contributions as part… Read More

What we learned visiting online sessions

11 June 2021 · by Nuala McHale

To support CoderDojos running online, we regularly conduct safeguarding visits to online sessions. This enables us to see how Dojos are running and provide any additional guidance to volunteers.  So far in 2021, we’ve visited online sessions hosted in Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, the UK and the USA. Below are the key things we learned about the ways Dojos are operating during this time. Scratch demonstration during an online Dojo. Image credit: Alessandra Bilardi, @abilardi (Twitter) Some initial stats Of the Dojos we… Read More