One rule, be cool!
Helping, sharing, supporting, encouraging, cooperating and being kind are all very COOL!
Bullying, lying, time wasting and general disruptive behavior are all considered uncool!
This motto has been around since the very first CoderDojo session and is used by Dojos and volunteers all around the world.
Ask 3 then me!
This motto is used in Dojos around the world to encourage young people to be self-motivated in their learning and not to be overly reliant on mentor support.
Young people are asked to problem solve themselves and with their peers before consulting an adult.
- Ask yourself first,
- Ask the internet/use search engine,
- Ask your peers and only then ask a mentor!
If you made it you can play it!
Young people are empowered to be creators and their Dojo time is focused on this. To encourage active creative participation with technology, young people do not simply play games at their Dojo.
Young people who are hooked on gaming are encouraged to create their own games or to make modifications for games that they already play (like Minecraft!) so that they’re using their time at Dojos constructively creating, not passively consuming!
Did you know?
Interesting facts about computers
Computers have been around for a long time so there is a lot of history there with some very interesting facts!
The first programmer
Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as one of the first computer programmers.
The first bug
The first computer bug was identified in 1947 and was an actual moth which caused errors.
The first virus
The first computer virus was created in 1983 to show that no computer was perfect.