Learning resources

ESL Students in Albemarle Use CoderDojo Academy

17 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Learning the ins and outs of computers isn’t always fun and games, but it was Wednesday in Albemarle County. CoderDojo has students helping other students in English as a second language (ESL). The program was started in Ireland and brought over as a way for kids to be not only consumers of technology, but also creators of it. It teaches students about computer programming, applications, and design. Read the full article here  … Read More

CoderDojo to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Mozilla Maker Party

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo are delighted to be partnering with the Mozilla webmaker Team to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Mozilla’s Maker Party. Join Dojos like CoderDojo NYC and CoderDojo Girls in Charlottesville and have a Maker Party at your next Dojo by the closing date September 15th! What is a maker Party? Maker Party is Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the web. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organisations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. All Dojos are eligible to register their next event as a… Read More

Autodesk to provide all Dojos with FREE 3D modelling tools!!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Dojos, are you up for new challenges that will take your Ninjas design and coding skills to the next level!? Autodesk are providing all Dojos with FREE 3D modeling tools like Tinkercad, 123D Circuits, even professional level tools such as 3ds Max, Inventor, Revit, Fusion 360 and much more! CoderDojo has partnered with Autodesk® to empower young coders to design a better world through coding. Ninjas and Mentors participating in CoderDojos around the world will have FREE access to the latest Autodesk 3D design software and fun design projects to learn with. Register your Dojo here… Read More

Make Games, Save the World! Get involved in the ‘This is not a game Ocean Challenge’!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  This Is NOT A Game, the Ocean Challenge: Make Games, Save the World  About  “This is Not A Game Ocean Challenge” is a call out to students to help spread the word about threats to our Ocean by learning code and making games.  This competition is being launched by Coder Dojo, the U.S. Embassy and educational partners such as Griffith College and is open to students in Ireland aged 10 to 18 years old. The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over… Read More

Dojos: Submit your coding knowledge to Kata!

23 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Calling all CoderDojo Community Members! As you may know, community members and the Foundation have been adding resources to build the CoderDojo knowledge base, Kata. We are always looking to add moreinformation to Kata so that the CoderDojo community can access all the resources that they need to help them organise and run their Dojos. If you have knowledge resources / content (for example, links to your Dojo’s blog or external resource links) that you would like to share with the community but don’t have the time to become an editor and add it to Kata, all you have to do is submit a link… Read More

Creating Mojo in our Dojo by Champion Erica Gorman of CoderDojo NSC, Cork

17 June 2014 · by Erica Gorman

When people walk into our Dojo for the first time they are often a bit surprised by what they see. A Dojo, after all, is a place of learning right? But to a newcomer it can seem as if our children are just hanging out having fun. The buzz of cheery chatter that fills the open plan office area has lead some first timers to wonder what time we “actually start” – unaware that what they are witnessing is our Dojo already in full swing. There are no adults trying to quieten the children down or tell them what… Read More