- Who - Youth ages 7 - 17
- Parents and adult mentors will be helping out
- Where - 419 Bush Street at the Red Wing Ignite building
- When - Every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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What is coderdojo?
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led network of free computer programming clubs for young people aged 7-17. CoderDojo puts an emphasis on self motivated learning through project work, peer to peer mentoring and the creation of socially innovative projects. There are over 450 CoderDojos teaching young people how to code in over 45 countries around the world. Learn more here.
Why should i learn about programming?
"Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code. If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the digital building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed" - The Guardian
Overview of learning resources
Here you will find an Overview of Learning Resources tried, tested and contributed by members of the global CoderDojo community. These Learning Resources consist of a wide range of programming languages and technologies to help along the way.
This sections includes CoderDojo Sushi, resources and guides covering Scratch, HTML, Python, Ruby , Java, MINECRAFT and hardware guides for Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects.
Open BadgesLearning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it's often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla's Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web. The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new career and educational opportunities.
See Why badges are so important..
A variety of educational resources and tutorials provided by CoderDojo community members from around the world.
MIT’s massively popular visual educational programming language designed for 6-14 year olds and used by schools and Dojos across the world as a great way of introducing young people to computer programming. Learn more
MIT App Inventor is a blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices. Newcomers to App Inventor can have their first app up and running in an hour or less, and can program more complex apps in significantly less time than with more traditional, text-based languages.
You can even make the hit game flappy bird with App Inventor
For learning to program motivated by MINECRAFT!
the hardware laboratory
Robots, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Electronic kits, NodeJs copters, Kinects and other controllers.
Dojo Sushi is a method of communicating programming concepts in easy-to-digest, bite-sited chunks (hence Sushi). Dojo Sushi is delivered on double-sided laminated cards known as Sushi Cards. One card = one concept.
A collection of games for CoderDojo Ninjas to play and learn to build!
A favourite of a huge number of dojo's, python is an interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language.
Audio/Visual tools, programming languages and digital art projects.
Coder dojo girls
Here you can see some advice and tools specifically for encouraging young women to engage with computer programming!