Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:

Newcomers

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

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1 (Beginner)

Depict & Deduce

In this project you will learn about conditionals while building a game called “Depict and Deduce”.

When you are finished, team up with someone else in the Scratch Beginner Group and try out playing each others games.

Follow these instructions to get started

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Make an Asteroids game

Continue working on the Asteroids game that you started last week.

Intermediate: Follow the instructions in the following video to make an Asteroids style game:

Advanced: Try to make an asteroids style game like this one without any instructions:

Graphics that you can use:
stars Asteroid astrominer laser

Learn JavaScript

Continue working through the lessons on Khan Academy to learn JavaScript, just click the link below to get started. Use the login you have already created or if this your first time, start by clicking the Sign in / Sign up link in top right corner of screen and then click the Create a new account link to create a new account for yourself to track your progress.

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming

Web Development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

Re-cap what we learned last week

HTML
What do the following HTML tags mean?:

<html></html>
<head></head>
<link>
<body></body>
<p></p>
<b></b>
<img>
<div><div>

CSS
What are CSS Selectors?
Remember the basic structure of CSS looks like this:

selector {
    property1: value1;
    property2: value2;
}

Tell A Story

In this project, you will create your own story, adding panels, images and captions to a comic book style webpage to make your own webpage to tell a story, joke or poem.

Make sure to log into the your Trinket account so that you can save your work. (You should have signed up for a Trinket account last week. Hopefully you remembered your login details!)

Follow these instructions to complete the ‘Tell A Story’ project.

Wanted!

If you’ve finished the ‘Tell A Story’ project you can get started on the next project ‘Wanted!’. In this project, you’ll edit and write CSS properties and selectors to design your own poster.

Follow these instructions to complete the ‘Wanted!’ project.

Finished both projects?

If you are already finished today’s projects you can get started on the next project in the series.

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