Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 22 2013 Coder Dojo Update

The young coders watched a video about programming: What most schools don't teach

One on the coders showed the others how to make an arena in their minecraft worlds. Most of the current participants love Minecraft.

They then did their first Scratch lesson. The lesson provides step by step instructions. Scratch Getting Started

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Coder Dojo Nolensville Kick Off was a Great Success

Six kids turned out for our first Coder Dojo. Mr. Chris Byrne one of the Coder Dojo mentors from Coder Dojo Dingle based out of Dingle Ireland helped the kids create their first html page. The students learned how scientists at CERN needed a better way to communicate and thus created html in 1989.

Mr Byrne helps students edit their html using Quick Dojo

During the next session students will create web pages with tables and populate the tables with facts and images related a topic of their choice. Plans are in the works to introduce the students to Scratch programming which is a free platform created by MIT with the goal of teaching young people the basics of programming.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A new projector (used from Craigs List)

Will be using this at the coder dojo and at work. Makes code reviews and pair coding easier.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

CoderDojo Nolensville Kick Off Night

Coder Dojo Nolensville will officially start 5/15/2013 at 6:30 pm. We have two speakers scheduled. One of the speaker is a mentor go Coder Dojo Dingle from Ireland. He will describe the idea surrounding the Coder Dojo movement. The second presenter will be a local 4th grade student that will describe how to create and manage a minecraft server. Points covered will be server trouble shooting, moderation and of course how to make your server awesome/majestic. Attendees will then help each other install texture packs.