Learning resources

Community Content Release: Spanish Resources!

10 October 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Hola! Today I bring you some resources all in Spanish! Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish myself so I am writing this in English ?   Python Write a program to request and analyse traffic information about the M30 route. Get started with programming Minecraft using the API. See many more example programs on GitHub   App Inventor Check out the very comprehensive guide to App Inventor for beginners.   The above resources are all from ?? CoderDojo España ??. Check out the Kata Español page for more!   Would you like to contribute?… Read More

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA member countries (most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… Read More

What we’ve learned during #BackToDojo 2017!

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Over the last 7 weeks ‘Back to Dojo’ has highlighted resources available to you as a CoderDojo member, so you are ready to start back at your local Dojo! Each week we shared content you can use in your Dojo and other tips to save you time and effort running your Dojo so both volunteers and children get the most out of it. On this the last week of #BackToDojo we wanted to share everything we’ve learned so far so you can easily find all the resources in one really useful post! See all we’ve shared below. Week 1: This… Read More

Developing your Dojo through breadth

21 September 2017 · by Philip Harney

Last week I talked about using depth as a way of developing your Dojo. Giving Ninjas a chance to grow their skills in a particular topic—like Scratch, HTML or JavaScript—as a way to continue to develop as coders. The alternative, which I’ll look at this week, is breadth. I want to be clear, though, that I don’t think this is a situation of either one or the other. I think that particular Dojos, and Ninjas, will need to employ one or the other at different stages in their development. What do I mean by “breadth” in… Read More

Developing your Dojo: through depth

15 September 2017 · by Philip Harney

The theme for this week of Back to Dojo, and next, is “Developing your Dojo”. On that basis, I thought I’d do a pair of blog posts that cover the two approaches to using educational content to do so: Going broad, or going deep. Going broad, by covering new and different languages and topics will be the subject of next week’s blog. Going deep is what I’ll be talking about today. What do I mean by “depth”? I mean digging deeper into languages, tools etc. that you’ve already covered at an introductory level. Learning more advanced features and a more… Read More

Join our Open Community Call on September 20th!

11 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Our next Open Community Call will be on Wednesday 20 September at 11am UTC (which is 12 noon in the ROI/UK). The call will be facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation. On this open call: Giustina, the Foundation’s Executive Director will discuss updates to the CoderDojo Charter and ask for the communities input our first guest Dave Honess from the Astro Pi project will explain how to get your ninjas code in space with Astro Pi. Philip / Ciara from the content team, will be sharing news on… Read More