Creagh National School hopes to introduce CoderDojo classes that will educate students on computer programming and coding. A pleaser for technical whiz-kids as well as those of a curious nature, CoderDojo is an exciting new initiative for the community that has something for everyone, including parents.
CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people between 7 and 17. There are over 550 verified Dojos in 55 countries at present. These classes aim to develop creativity, a sense of community, peer learning skills, mentoring and self-led learning with an emphasis on how coding can be a force for positive change. Creagh N.S. hopes to start a Dojo class as part of an incentive to introduce students to programming from a young age and illustrate the enjoyable factors of working with computers and codes.
Children will be introduced to Open Source software such as Scratch, HTML, mine craft and Python as well as programmes that will enable students to develop exciting games and interesting simulations. Other programmes that might interest pupils are APP development programmes and Web Design. Dojo aims to inform children about what the computer is capable of doing, how our wishes and needs can be translated into instructions that the computer can understand and how our errors are diagnosed and corrected. For start dates and information on how to book a place, visit the Creagh CoderDojo Website or keep on eye on their Facebook page.
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