Welcome to CoderDojo for 2018!
Welcome to all the new people joining CoderDojo this year and welcome back to all our returning coding ninjas!
Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:
(If you are new to CoderDojo and have little or no previous experience coding you can start in the Newcomer’s group. Talk to a leader if you are not sure what group you should be in.)
If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:
Scratch 1 (Beginner)
This group is for people who want to learn Scratch but have never done it before or who have only done a little bit of Scratch.
First step is to sign up for a Scratch account. (if you already have one, just go ahead and sign in). You will need an email address, you can use a parents email if you don’t have your own email address. Ask someone for help if you get stuck.
Go to the Scratch website: scratch.mit.edu
Ok, now you are signed in to Scratch and ready to start your first Scratch project. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.
Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Make top down shooter game game
Follow this video guide to make a top-down zombie shooter game in scratch.
This video will give you the basics of the game, the shooter and the zombies. There are more parts to this tutorial which we will continue working on over the next few weeks. Feel free to use your own ideas in your version of the game.
This term we are going to use Khan Academy to learn how to make web pages. If you have used Khan Academy before and already have an account you can log in with the same account. If you are new to Khan Academy you should click Sign Up in top right hand corner and register a new account.
For those who are new to the Web Development section this term, you will start at the beginning of the course. Those of you who are continuing from last term can jump in at the CSS Text properties section of the course.
Introduction to Robotics
This session is run by Nathalie. An introduction to robotics using mBot robot kits and a block programming language called mBlock which is similar to Scratch.
Raspberry Pi (with Microcontrollers and other cool stuff)
A collaborative group exploring how computers can interact with the outside world through a range of sensors and controllers. Primarily we’ll be using the Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org) computer in conjunction with Arduinos (http://arduino.cc) and along the way we’ll learn about Python, C and C++ programming, digital and analogue electronics and about working together.