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Improving volunteers’ experience and development

17 May 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers are the backbone of CoderDojo — without the thousands of people who have given their time and skills over the last ten years, CoderDojo simply would not exist. We want everyone who volunteers with us to have a great experience, irrespective of where they are, how long they are… Read More

5 free online courses to learn powerful new skills

16 May 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Learning new skills is a key motivation for a quarter of volunteers who get involved in CoderDojo. Our online training courses provide a practical way for you to learn new skills when it suits you. Afterwards, you can practise and develop these skills in your Dojo, which means… Read More

New resources, with something for all ages

11 April 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Our latest resource round-up has something for everyone — from young coders just starting out on their learning journeys, to more experienced coders, to Dojo volunteers. Beginner’s luck  For younger coders attending a Dojo for the first time, our platform Code… Read More

5 tips for resuming in-person sessions

23 March 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Many of you are planning to run an in-person Dojo session soon — perhaps your first in a long time. We are here to help you! In this blog you will find five useful tips for returning to face-to-face sessions. 1. Check local health authority… Read More

Three resources for teaching text-based programming

4 March 2022 · by Amy O'Meara

Are you planning to run a Dojo session soon? Do you want some new project ideas to try with your Ninjas? You may remember our post about moving young people from block- to text-based programming and how this can open up new creative… Read More

5 steps to independent project making 

25 February 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Develop learners skills, creativity and independence in five steps; using Coolest Projects Global as their motivation! The online project showcase and live-streamed ceremony celebrates all levels of websites, games, apps, hardware, and Scratch projects by young creators up to 18 years of age. If it’s possible… Read More

What’s new for 2022 and key benefits – Coolest Projects Global

11 February 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Coolest Projects started ten years ago as a way for CoderDojo clubs to share their projects with the wider community. Over the last ten years, it has grown to become the world-leading technology showcase for young creators up to 18 years of age. Coolest Projects… Read More

New Unity resources to create 3D worlds!

17 January 2022 · by Nuala McHale

We’ve partnered with Unity Technologies to develop an exciting path of projects for young people who want to create 3D worlds, stories, and games. Unity is a hugely popular software framework for creating 3D video games and virtual, interactive worlds and stories. Professional developers use Unity to… Read More

What we achieved in 2021

17 December 2021 · by Nuala McHale

What a year! Despite the challenges that continue to be caused by the pandemic, we are incredibly proud of everyone in the CoderDojo community, for your positivity, resilience, and commitment to safety. Regardless of activity you and your Dojo have been able to do this year we would… Read More