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)
Today we will work on the Storyboard activity. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.
Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Continue working on the top down shooter game game
Follow the video guides to make a top-down zombie shooter game in scratch.
Show And Tell
We will do a ‘show and tell’ in a week or two where you will have a chance to show us your version of the game. 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.