Coding clubs in Glasgow libraries

23 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The aim of the Coder in Residence project was to create a sustainable framework of coding clubs for young people in Glasgow Libraries. This project has been run in partnership with CoderDojo Scotland. Currently we have 12 coding clubs running frequently within Glasgow, with this number continuing to grow. 4 other venues have run events with a view to becoming regular in the future. The majority of these events are open to the public, with some being run for local schools. Throughout the last 14 months coding sessions have been delivered to over 1800 young people and over 100… Read More

Rewards & Recognition: CoderDojo Digital Badges

2 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Meet Ruby, she is a CoderDojo attendee that has developed an interest in building websites and3D printing. She has been attending her Dojo, which is hosted in a MakerSpace, once a week for the past 3 years. During this time she has taught herself, with the support of mentors, how to fully create and host her own website. She has recently moved on to learning all about designing and 3D printing. All these skills she has learnt via self directed learning in the informal learning setting created and supported by  the mentors at her local CoderDojo.   Rewards… Read More

CoderDojo Bulgaria and the Coolest Projects!

28 April 2017 · by Pete

CoderDojo Bulgaria Please meet Adriana and Vessela, who initially started the first Dojo in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since then they have been growing the community and inspiring others to start their own. Now there are 5 verified Dojos across Bulgaria with more on the way! To continue this journey by representing the CoderDojo Community in Bulgaria they recently became a new addition to growing list of official CoderDojo Regional Bodies, whose remit is to support and grow the CoderDojo Community in their country. CoderDojo Coolest Projects Bulgaria The first CoderDojo Coolest Projects was held by CoderDojo DCU in 2012 to reward… Read More

Early Release for CoderDojo Community Tickets to Coolest Projects!

3 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase will take place in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017, where the CoderDojo community will gather together to celebrate and reward the creativity of CoderDojo youth innovators. On the day CoderDojo youth are will showcase the awesome projects they have made using the knowledge and skills gained at their local Dojo. CoderDojo community members travel from far and wide to attend and participate in this special occasion! Today, we are announcing… Read More

April: Focus on Online Safety & Dojo Recommended Practices

3 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Online Safety Tips & Advice: The internet has become an integral part of lives of young people around the world. Young people start using computers from an early age and are increasingly using the internet whether at home, in school, or on their mobile phones. This month one of our focuses is on online safety. Parents and volunteers should understand enough about the internet to keep young people safe from harm. It is equally important that we equip youths with skills and knowledge so they can utilise the internet positively and responsibly. The internet is a significant part of… Read More

Apply to receive Micro:bits for your Dojo! (UK)

14 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Through the CoderDojo partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation, we are happy to now open applications for you to get Micro:bit kits for your Dojo! Currently this offer is limited to those Dojo’s in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (who are registered on the CoderDojo Community platform). We are hoping to work up an offer for Dojos beyond these countries at a later date! Dojo’s in Scotland can contact the CoderDojo Scotland team directly to arrange if you haven’t already received your Micro:bits. We will be distributing Micro:bits via our friends at Pimorni and in batches of 10 devices per Dojo. Read More

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