21st March 2018

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.)

Newcomers

If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1 (Beginner)

Hangout Animation

Today we will work on the Hangout project. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.

Click here for instructions for the Hangout project

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Get your game ready for today’s ‘Show and Tell’

Put the final touches to your Top-down Shooter game. We will do a ‘show and tell’ in second half of today’s session.

If you need to refer to the videos for the top down shooter game here they are:

video for part 1
video for part 2
video for part 3
video for part 4
video for part 5
video for part 6
video for part 7

Web Development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

Please add your Khan Academy profile to CoderDojo:

  1. Go to https://www.khanacademy.org/coaches
  2. type in the following code:
    6DK9NC7R

Continue working on:
Khan Academy Introduction to HTML/CSS: Making webpages

If you are finished Khan Academy Introduction to HTML/CSS: Making webpages:

Learn flexbox layout

Learn flexbox layout with Flexbox Froggy

Build your own website

Follow these instructions to set up a web address and a place on the internet for your website:

1. Set-up domain name and hosting
2. Guidelines for building your own website

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.

Introduction to Robotics session information

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.

Electronics, Microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi session information