Welcome to CoderDojo Nelson
CoderDojo is a worldwide network of independent, volunteer led programming clubs for young people. CoderDojo Nelson meets at NMIT, Nelson on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm. CoderDojo Nelson is also affiliated with Code Club Aotearoa.
CoderDojo is FREE but registration is required as there are limited spaces available. Registration is by term. New people are still welcome to join after the term starts if we still have spaces available. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know if spaces are available or put you on our mailing list to be notified when registration opens for the following term.
Registration for term 3 2020 is open
We require a signed consent form for each child attending CoderDojo.
Please print and sign our consent form
We offer a variety of guided programmes in computer coding and technology and cater for all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Currently we offer the following programmes:
This is the place to start for absolute beginners. We use Code Studio where the kids learn some of the basic concepts by connecting blocks of code together to solve puzzles.
Scratch which is a fun and easy to learn drag and drop programming language designed for teaching programming to kids. Our Scratch 1 group is for beginners to Scratch.
Once the children have learned the basics of Scratch they are ready to step up to our Scratch 2 group which is for intermediate and advanced. The activities here are more self-paced and we try to find activities to match the student’s level.
In our Robotics programme, led by Nathalie, the kids take what they have learned in Scratch and bring it into the physical world of robotics using M-Bot robotics learning kits.
Computer Aided Design
Learn how to design 3D models with the popular online computer aided design software, Tinkercad.
Learn how to make web pages and web sites using HTML, CSS and other web technologies.
Electronics & Microcontrolers
Advanced tinkerers get to experiment and create with micro-controllers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi along with numerous electronic components and the programming languages that are used to program them.
What are we working on this week?
View Session Activities
Some of the Technologies & Learning Resources we use
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