Watch our great video and see why the young coders, the mentors and the parents all think CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire is fantastic!
Here’s a couple of photos of our stand at the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Community Awards, hopefully we will be awarded a prize on 21st November! (Edit – we did! We came FIRST in the Children & Young Adult category!)
Hi Everybody, here’s some of the material we used on the 17th, in Group 1 were doing Parallelism and Events and this coming week we hope to get started on the Pong Game, in Group 2 we were looking at debugging and I hope you managed to get started on the Maze Game which we should get well into this week. Hopefully we can show some of the results to each other by the end of the session. Don’t forget to upload your projects to the Scratch site (coderdojodl/welcome1)
Just a note that we would like to finish up a little early so we can discuss what to cover in the next five week slot and maybe we can have a think about what we could do for the coolest projects competition just annouced by CoderDojo!
We had a great session last Wednesday night, we are starting to see some great websites pop up around the class. If you would like to review your code or catch up, download the following zip file of Sample Code from the session. We ran out of time last Wednesday, so this week we are continuing where we left off. If you have any questions from last week don’t be afraid to ask our mentors!!
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them.
At our first session at CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire we covered an introduction to HTML/CSS. Here’s a list of great online resources to help improve your coding skills and to help you tackle more advanced tasks.
Thanks to everyone for coming on our opening night – we had a great time and hope all you founder members did too, learned something and maybe got a taste for coding! Thanks too to all the parents and volunteers who got stuck in to make it all happen.
If you want to review the material we covered on the first night you can download it here Session1-html Material, you’ll find code samples, images and the presentation slides within.
Next week we’ll be doing a follow on session on HTML. You should then be able to make your own website so have a think what you might want it to be about.
After that, we really want to know what you want to do. We may do a different type of coding, split up into groups, some on HTML, some not, whatever works. We’re here to help you learn a new skill and, more importantly, build something cool – you get to decide what it is!