Resources

Resources to help you get #BackToDojo in 2020

19 August 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

It’s been a year unlike any other; like many others, the global CoderDojo community has had to adapt to a whole host of new circumstances in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite many Dojos around the world having to pause their sessions earlier this year, a remarkable number of clubs found new and innovative ways to learn, connect, and have fun. Almost 22% of Dojos polled in May reported that they were running online sessions — with many others sending out activities to their Ninjas and keeping in touch with their mentors.  The focus… Read More

3 free online courses to keep you busy!

20 March 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Many people around the world are currently practicing social distancing on account of the coronavirus situation. While this is a challenging time for all of us, it is important to stay busy, positive and think to the future. Learning a new skill is a great way to do this! That’s why our online courses are ideal during this time. Reasons to try a course The courses on offer are based around various aspects of computer science and digital making. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or a more seasoned programmer, there… Read More

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 in English here Update: The learning path resource is now available in Arabic! Thanks to Nadia from CoderDojo Iraq, for helping to translate it. If you would like to help translate the resource into your local language, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information. Access the learning path resource in Arabic What is the learning path resource? The learning… 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

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

7 easy ways to recognise the achievements of your Dojo members

1 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

CoderDojo Ninjas and volunteers do truly remarkable things, for example designing a socially impactful project or supporting a younger child with making their idea a reality. As a Dojo champion, you may be looking for ways to recognise these achievements.  Below are some simple and practical ways to recognise the efforts of your Dojo members. 1. Certificates We offer a free, editable certificate template for all Dojos. Certificates may be awarded for, but are not limited to, the following achievements: Attending a Dojo for the entire academic… Read More