For the fourth year in a row there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the BT Young Scientist event (11th – 14th Jan 2017). CoderDojo is looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across the Republic of Ireland to showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one or more of these days (either the 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th of January) at the booth! They will be looking for more people on the 11th and 12th to attend, so keep that in mind when filling out the applications.
Showcase your cool Project!
CoderDojo is are looking for Ninjas, living in Ireland, to apply to bring projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo to display at the CoderDojo Booth! The projects don’t have to be categorised and any cool project made at CoderDojo is eligible for application. If your project is selected you will be invited to showcase it for one of the days (either the 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th of January 2017) at the CoderDojo booth at the BT Young Scientist event in the RDS, Dublin! We will contact you and ask which day suits you best once you’ve registered.
**Applications close on the 20th of December.
We look forward to seeing all your cool project application ideas! If you have any further questions contact:
Please note: this opportunity is for CoderDojo Ninjas (7-17), in Ireland, to showcase their projects at the event and NOT adult Mentors. Adults accompanying CoderDojo Youth will be responsible for the youths attending & need the necessary parental approval. All attendees will have to cover their own cost of travel to the event.
“CoderDojo is free, not a free ride!” ~ Bill Liao
Wifi IADT : Username: coderdojo1 – Password: september17 (or may still be september16)
Some guidelines (for everyone!) as to what’s cool:
– Be positive and kind!
– Engage with people, make new friends.
– Chat away, not too loudly as others may be concentrating.
– Help each other – you can mentor at any age.
– Ask for help from people around you before asking a mentor. “Ask 3 before me“.
– Talk about ideas.
– Stay involved.
– Stuff you can do elsewhere – such as watching videos or playing games – do it elsewhere!
– Ask a mentor before looking at a YouTube video as a learning tool.
– Make sure what you’re doing would be ok with your parents/teachers.
– Let a mentor know if something inappropriate appears on your computer.
– Let us know if you can’t make a session.
– Any form of bullying is not cool.
– If you have any concerns, let a mentor know.
Thanks and enjoy CoderDojo!
Both eir and CoderDojo are looking forward to see innovative projects you have been working on! All entries for the eir Junior Spiders received before Friday 26th February 2016 will go into a draw to win a brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 Phone!
Entries Close Wednesday March 9th 2016.
If you have any queries please contact Ailbhe Cooke directly on:
Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects.
In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators.
Entry is open to individual students and groups of all ages.
How to enter:
1. Register your details now on scratch.ics.ie. Please note that you will need to re-register for this year if you have not already done so.
2. Design & create your project at www.scratch.mit.edu. This can be a game, animation, story, simulation or music project.
3. Once your project is complete, upload your project URL and student details to enter the competition at scratch.ics.ie. (Please note when entering your project a direct URL link must be entered to be judged)
4. Entries can only be accepted if they are accessible via the Scratch website atwww.scratch.mit.edu. Offline projects must also be uploaded to this website also.
Dates to Remember:
Register your interest: Now!
Submit your entries by: 12th February 2016
National Finals: Thursday 28th of April 2016 in RDS
A 17-year-old kid is here to teach you how to make The Force Awakens BB-8 droid. While it may not be a real-life AI-powered droid, the engineering prodigy Angelo Casimiro has done a commendable job.
You can make this life-size BB-8 robot at home and control it with a free iPhone app. To cut down the cost, Angelo used paper mache to make the central sphere and topped it with a styrofoam head. Overall, this adorable BB-8 robot is made from just $100 worth of parts.
DLR Lexicon is running a free
How to make an Animation Workshop
from 3 – 5pm, Saturday 13th February
Project Room, Level 3 (beside the Gallery), dlr LexIcon
Artist Aideen Barry will lead an animation workshop where you will learn how to make an animation. See your work come to life and bring your first animation home with you!
The theme is “Giving” in aid of St Vincent de Paul.
Limited to 50 kids or so. They must book in advance through link below.
The link is below. It is a new booking system. If you have a problem registering please email email@example.com
This hackathon aims to connect educators and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges in education and learning and is being run by volunteers / edtech enthusiasts.
More information here:
Starts: 5.30 pm Friday 13 November
Place: Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin
Who: Educators, entrepreneurs, developers and designers come together to tackle challenges in education and learning. Only one weekend to create a product to solve problems for schools and colleges, students and parents, and all of us, lifelong learners.
The winner may just have a real shot at getting education-focused company off of the ground, so come join us!
[Note for mentors: 50% Discount on the €40 price available, contact Sandra for code]