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Try out these Dojo Icebreakers

5 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Why use Icebreakers at your Dojo? In a group setting, such as a Dojo, icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people learn about and connect with one another. They enhance the mentoring and learning experience by encouraging cooperation and friendships in the group. Read More

How to Create & Promote your #BackToDojo event!

29 August 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Many CoderDojo clubs who took a break over the summer are preparing to return #BackToDojo. During this time we’ve made booking tickets into your Dojo simpler for parents on the CoderDojo platform (Zen). Dojo events are easier to discover, the booking process is better at handling group bookings and more!… Read More

Three things I learned at the Scratch Conference

28 August 2018 · by Christina

At the end of July, I attended the Scratch Conference at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This event brought together individuals from all over the world to discuss and share best practices around helping children to create and learn with coding. CoderDojo had a… Read More

What we discussed on the July Open Community Call

9 August 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation hold regular online calls which are open to all those involved in CoderDojo Globally. On our July call we had two community members, Mishari and Junya, based in Thailand and Japan share their experiences starting up Dojos and developing a local support network. Maimuna,… Read More

What you need to know about Scratch 3.0

2 August 2018 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo clubs around the world use Scratch both online and offline to enable young people to express themselves, create projects, try new things and learn along with their peers. Scratch has been a vital tool not only in developing creative learning, but in also teaching coding concepts and… Read More

Attend EUDojo on October 17 in the European Parliament, Brussels!

27 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Hosted by Seán Kelly (MEP), this years EU Dojo is taking place on Wednesday 17 October in the European Parliament, Brussels to celebrate EU Code Week. At the event MEP’s will be taught their first lines of code by CoderDojo youth attendees! Would you like to attend… Read More

What I’ve learned through my internship with CoderDojo

18 July 2018 · by Maimuna

My experience as a software engineering intern at the CoderDojo Foundation has been nothing short of rewarding. I have not only been able to grow in my knowledge of software development practices, principles, and information – but in confidence and knowledge of myself as a developer, employee, and… Read More

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: Our Birthday Commitment

18 July 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Today, with the help of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!), we’re making a commitment to recruit 5000 new female volunteers into the CoderDojo movement. We used our seventh birthday party as an opportunity to highlight the CoderDojo Girls Initiative and focus on the… Read More

Join the Open Community Call – 24 July

17 July 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Our next Open Community Call will be on Tuesday 24th of July at 1:00pm UTC+1 (Dublin, Lisbon, London Timezone – see in your time zone here). The call will be facilitated by Ross from the CoderDojo Foundation and features guest speakers from the CoderDojo Community. We want all those involved with CoderDojo… Read More

How to make your own CoderDojo Sign

15 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

To celebrate 7 years of CoderDojo we decided we wanted to make a project which embodied the creative technology spirit of the movement! What better way to do that than making a giant electronic light up CoderDojo sign?  Brainstorming & adapting ideas Firstly… Read More