Good afternoon. My name is Jonathan Comerford, I work with Cork Institute of Technology on a project called DojoMór. I am contacting you to ask for your support on behalf of the Higher Education Authority.
DojoMór is HEA-funded, nationwide, online coding fun-day for young people aged 7 – 17. Multiple workshops will be hosted from 9 locations around the country this Saturday morning. The workshops will deliver fun coding activities like programming a micro-chip, coding a virtual robot, building a software app, making music, building a website, and creating games.
Attached is more information. If you could circulate the information about this event within the school network that would be great and maybe we can get a few more sign-ups!
This virtual event starts at 10am on Saturday 24thOctober. There are currently over 4500 registrations from around the country and bookings can be made up until midnight this Friday at www.dojomor.ie.
- Scratch – Create games and animations
- Lightbot – Programming made easy
- Thunkable – Building a software app
- Vex Robotics – Programming a robot
- Micro:bit – Coding a micro-chip
- HTML – Building a website with code
- Soundtrap – Making music
- Blender – 3D Virtual Modelling
The event is supported by Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Offaly County Council and is funded by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland.
Any and all support is appreciated.
DojoMór Project Cork Institute of Technology
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We can’t wait to get involved in EU Code Week 2020.
Here are some of the programmes tried!
Coding with Bee Bots 2nd class (Oct 2020)
Coding with Kodable and Angry Birds 2nd class (Oct 2020)
Coding with Minecraft and Frozen 2nd class (Oct 2020)
Coding with Play Lab 2nd class (Oct 2020)
We learned lots of exciting coding and now we can make our own games.
We also got a certificate for the great coding work we did today!
We are getting very proficient at coding.
Today we tried some Minecraft
and some Frozen coding.
We all write the lines of code on our whiteboards and then one of our classmates tries it out on the interactive board.
We are using Blockly to code (blocks of code). Now we are able to use directions, turns, repeat buttons. Coding is very interesting!
We are celebrating EU Code Week this week by trying out some coding each day.
We also did some coding from The Hour of Code with Angry Birds.
We are really getting the hang of coding.
Why not try this at home?
Here are some of the many CodeWeek activities in Scoil Chaitríona Junior, October 2020!
- Coding with Bee Bots 2nd class (Oct 2020)
- Coding with Kodable and Angry Birds 2nd class (Oct 2020)
- Coding with Minecraft and Frozen 2nd class (Oct 2020)
- Coding with Play Lab 2nd class (Oct 2020)
We really enjoy coding with Bee Bots.
Another term of Lego club has come to and end. This week we had free play with a hint of Christmas.We will back with a bang in January with lots of building to do.
All our five 2nd classes had a visit from some really nice people from SAP (Brendan, Nathan and Brian) to teach us how to code.
We used a programme called Scratch, which you can download for free and use on your home computers.
We were shown how to add sprites, backgrounds, sounds and motion.
We love Scratch and hope to do lots more of it at home.
Here are some links so we can code at home:
We are becoming very good at coding now….Good enough to get a certificate!
We have spent a few hours over this last EU Code Week learning the basics of coding.
We love Kodables, Angry Birds, Ice Age, Moana, Star Wars and Minecraft!
We don’t even need help from teacher anymore!