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Deadline Extended for Coolest Projects 2017 Entries!

21 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Our project applications are nearing capacity! But to let last minute projects register we have extended the project applications deadline for The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase until midnight, next Sunday, May 28th. The Coolest Projects Showcase is both a competition and exhibition that supports a generation CoderDojo innovators, creators and entrepreneurs aged from 7 to 17. The Coolest Projects offers young people the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned at their local CoderDojo, to an international audience. So register your Scratch, website, games & web games, mobile apps, hardware or evolution (for more complex, advanced or released) projects asap!… Read More

Our 5 latest improvements to the Community Platform!

15 May 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Software Engineers, Daniel and Guillaume, and Content Lead Philip have made some awesome design and feature improvements to the Community Platform recently including: 1. New “My Dojos” page design The new layout (see left) makes creating events, viewing & managing your members, editing your Dojo profile and finding resources easier for Champions, Co-Champions & Dojo Admins. 2. New “Contact Dojo Members” functionality Champions, Co-Champions & Dojo Admins can now email the members of their Dojo(s) (or filter so that you only email a specific group eg. mentors) from within the platform. Find out more about this really useful… Read More

How to email members of your Dojo from within the Platform

13 May 2017 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Last month, among designing the new Start a Dojo process, drafting specs for a new content platform and working on end-to-end test our software team pushed a new feature for the Community Platform (Zen) that I, among many community members had requested and were waiting for for in great anticipation!   Sure, the new My Dojo’s page that make creating events, viewing & managing your members, editing your Dojo profile and finding resources easier for those managing a Dojo, however the new feature is something a little smaller that directly benefits Champions and Mentors with Admin privileges… Read More

How Badges benefit your child

5 May 2017 · by Pete

Digital badges are becoming a popular way to acknowledge digital skills achieved by attendees at Dojos. They are almost like a Scout’s badge which are awarded once someone reaches a certain level or learns a particular skill except they are digital! How are CoderDojo Badges useful? CoderDojo digital badges allow youths to: verify their programming skills highlight event participation showcase their skills for employment or education They are a great method of validating digital and other skills which aren’t always very visible.   How… 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

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