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Show us what BOO can do — it’s the CoderDojo Boo Challenge!

1 October 2019 · by Kevin Johnson

It’s time to get SPOOKY, and we’ve got just the TRICK to make sure you get all the TREATS that this fall season has to offer. Get ready for the CoderDojo BOO Challenge! What is the CoderDojo BOO Challenge? We’d like to invite young people from Dojos worldwide to create a project with the word BOO in mind. How does it work, you ask? The project you submit has to incorporate BOO: bats, orange, or October! That means that your project can be about anything you want, so long as it includes… Read More

6 insightful talks at Scratch Conference Europe!

30 August 2019 · by Nuala McHale

The Raspberry Pi Foundation hosted the first ever Scratch Conference Europe event to take place in the UK last weekend. From Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August more than 300 Scratchers, educators, and Raspberry Pi community members from 28 countries descended on Cambridge to share and learn from one another’s experiences. The conference was a great opportunity for CoderDojo volunteers and the Foundation to connect with makers and educators from around the world. We were amazed by the innovative and inspiring talks, workshops and discussions. Below are just a selection of the learnings gained over the weekend.   Coding… Read More

How to train new mentors for your club

28 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Dojos are often looking for innovative ways to support and encourage parents and other potential volunteers to become CoderDojo mentors. You may find that potential volunteers are very enthusiastic about young people learning new creative skills, but they may need encouragement to try coding so that they have the confidence to get more involved.  Over the past two years, the CoderDojo Foundation team have hosted training sessions across Ireland, the UK, and Belgium. They’ve used their experiences to develop a step-by-step guide to hosting and facilitating a training session, which… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q4 2018

16 April 2019 · by CoderDojo

We look back with great pride on what we have achieved in 2018. The success of our work is based on the amazing efforts of our volunteers around the world, and on our team’s targeted support for them. First things first: in 2018 we welcomed 660 new Dojos to the community, 184 of which were started in Q4. Now our global network of more than 2000 free coding clubs is regularly reaching over 60,000 young people in more than 110 countries worldwide. Here’s what our team has been doing behind the scenes in the last quarter of 2018. Read More

Annual survey results 2018

20 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

Every year we carry out the CoderDojo Annual Survey. All verified Dojos from around the world are invited to tell us about their club and share their experiences. The results gathered from this survey helps the Foundation know the ever-evolving community and their current experiences. This enables us to better support our community of volunteers and the clubs they manage. Curious what we found out from Dojos in 2018?     If you want to know more, you can explore the results of our survey yourself! For example, filter by your country. Read More

From the Californian Wildfires, how one Dojo rose from the ashes…

4 January 2019 · by CoderDojo

  From the Californian Wildfires, how a Dojo rose from the ashes… After a wildfire engulfed the Makerspace she and others had spent two years building, Candace was faced with the challenge of starting anew… In the fall of 2017, a giant wildfire ripped through Northern California, and large parts of Santa Rosa. No one had seen anything like it. Many of us were at the fairgrounds, helping to ship water, blankets, and supplies to the survivors.   By the end of the week when the last flames had been quenched, we realised our Makerspace… Read More