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CoderDojo, Constructionism and Maths
Transcript of CoderDojo, Constructionism and Maths
Constructionism, Coderdojo and Mathematics
October 12th 2013
Every Dojo is different
It is up to dojo leaders and mentor skills, what code is taught.
Combination of mentor led tutorials and/or peer-peer /independent learning.
Some run Saturdays, others weekday evenings.
2-3 hour sessions.
Dojo’s capacity ranges from 12 to 100+ kids.
Guide age of 7-17 years.
Free computer club for kids interested in learning how to code.
Founded by James Whelton and investor Bill Liao in Cork in July 2011.
80+ Dojos across Ireland, 25+ countries across world.
Alice in Wonderland
CoderDojo at Irish Pa
12 yr old Harry Moran from Cork named the world’s youngest app developer whose game Pizzabot surpassed Angry Birds and Call of Duty to make it to the top of the app charts in November 2011.
Scratch – developed by MIT for kids.
SmallBasic – A new visual IDE for kids based on MSBasic
HTML and CSS – the basic building blocks for websites.
Arduino – Open Source hardware programed in C.
Java – mobile, software, game development.
PHP – Dynamic web applications. *All Free software
13 year old entrepreneur Shane Curran from Dublin, CEO of Libramatic
concerned with learning through the counstruction of personally meaningful artefacts
Open source Java programming environment to allow users to code virtual robots
CoderDojo in action
Direction Robot is facing
Position of robot relative to your robot