CODERDOJO IS NOW AT COOLBELLUP & SPEARWOOD LIBRARY

Are you a young coding n00b or a language leet? We want you at Coderdojo!

Young ninjas can come along and develop their coding skills by crafting fun games and projects. Mentors will be on hand to guide and support ninjas as they test and create.

CoderDojo at Cockburn Libraries focuses on creating projects in Scratch, though other programs can be used depending on ninja expertise. We will also have Edison robots available. Each Dojo session will let kids explore and create on their own terms, with the awarding of coloured ‘belts’ at the end of the ten weeks.

Read more about the CoderDojo program on their website.

Session Times:

CoderDojo runs during School terms.

  • Coolbellup Library – Tuesdays 3.30-5pm
  • Spearwood Library – Saturdays 2.30-4pm

Please Note:

  • Bookings are essential.
  • Sessions are for children aged 8+.
  • Bring your own laptop to each session.
  • Wear headphones if you are using audio.
  • Parents please help your child during Dojos.

Resources

No matter what level you are at coding with Scratch, there are heaps of resources available online. We have a bunch of great books on coding with Scratch in our collection. You can also search for Scratch tutorials on YouTube. There are also heaps of Scratch projects that are actually tutorials for coding with Scratch.

Don’t forget: Scratch is just a fun and easy way to begin your coding journey, but there are other platforms and coding languages you may want to consider.

Here are a few resources to get you started:

Some helpful links:

  • Audacity: Free audio editing software for Windows or Mac.
  • GIMP: Free image editing software for Windows or Mac.
  • Scratch: An online coding platform that makes understanding the concepts of coding really easy.
  • Online Safety – Be eSmart: a list of websites that provide cyber safety advice, information and reporting.
  • Edison Robot activity books: Activities for controlling and programming Edison robots.
  • EdBlocks: Basic online coding platform for programming Edison robots and lessons for using it.
  • EdWare: Intermediate online coding platform for programming Edison robots and lessons for using it.
  • EdScratch: Scratch-like online coding platform for programming Edison robots and lessons for using it.

Books in our collection:

Cover Image for Coding for kids
Cover Image for Computer coding projects for kids
Cover Image for Get coding!
Cover Image for Super Scratch programming adventure!
Cover Image for Coding projects in Scratch
Cover Image for Project code : create computer games with Scratch
Cover Image for Star Wars coding projects : using Scratch
Cover Image for Coding projects in Python

Scratch tutorials (from Scratch):

Scratch tutorials (from Youtube):

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