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7 easy ways to recognise the achievements of your Dojo members

1 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

CoderDojo Ninjas and volunteers do truly remarkable things, for example designing a socially impactful project or supporting a younger child with making their idea a reality. As a Dojo champion, you may be looking for ways to recognise these achievements.  Below are some simple and practical… Read More

“One big family”: How two clubs teamed up for EU Code Week

23 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Many clubs across our community took part in awesome EU Code Week activities this month. Two teams took their activities a step further by connecting across Europe and collaborating with each other. Connections made across Europe Club leaders Manos and Zita first connected… Read More

Avye’s mission to make coding an inclusive activity for all

10 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

International Day of the Girl is a significant date for all of us, as more girls worldwide join coding clubs in their communities.  To celebrate the date, we’d like to share one girl’s incredible CoderDojo story.     How Avye discovered her… Read More

3 simple ways to move from block- to text-based programming

4 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

As you return #BackToDojo, you may be wondering how to challenge and engage your older Ninjas. Most Ninjas begin their learning journey with Scratch. It’s visual and delivers immediate results — perfect for beginners! However, as time goes on they may want to create projects… Read More

How to develop your team by providing leadership stretch

27 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

As Dojos get older, thinking about sustainability matters more and more. We know that a key challenge for older clubs is ensuring a wider team of mentors or volunteers are able to manage different aspects of a Dojo, so that a Dojo is not dependent on one person… Read More

Why volunteer with CoderDojo?

6 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

This year, there are 12,000 volunteers involved in CoderDojo clubs in over 100 countries, helping young people to learn and create with technology. It is truly amazing how people are willing to share their skills, experience and time so that young people can learn for free in an inclusive and… Read More

3 ways to get involved in Code Week EU

5 September 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Europe now has more than 1000 active Dojos — and what better way to celebrate this than to organise, or take part in, a Code Week EU event!  Last year, 2.7 million people in more than 70 countries took part in… Read More

6 insightful talks at Scratch Conference Europe!

30 August 2019 · by Nuala McHale

The Raspberry Pi Foundation hosted the first ever Scratch Conference Europe event to take place in the UK last weekend. From Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August more than 300 Scratchers, educators, and Raspberry Pi community members from 28 countries descended on Cambridge to share and learn from one another’s… Read More