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New Raspberry Pi Pico and useful resources

30 June 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Last year, Raspberry Pi launched the Raspberry Pi Pico, a physical computing device that is low-cost and easy to use. It’s much smaller than any Raspberry Pi computer, and it needs much less power. That’s because it’s not a full computer but instead a microcontroller. That means it is a device… Read More

Explore the new CoderDojo beta website

23 June 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Today we’re excited to share the beta version of the new CoderDojo website. We heard your feedback. It’s important to you that resources are easy to find, relevant and communicated in your language. Our new beta site aims to do just… Read More

Safety guidance and tool updates for online sessions

14 June 2022 · by Nuala McHale

As you may know, you can run online sessions using videoconferencing or livestreaming tools. In online sessions, young people can work on a project together or they can work independently on different activities. Volunteers should support young people to write and debug their code during the session. Read More

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