We want to continue to hold meetings at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, because it is close to the Metro, and nearby shops. It is also just off the beltway for people that are driving from further away. But we need your help to pay the $420 dollar fee for 12 sessions (to meet bi-weekly).
Thanks to @philshapiro for pointing out this High School student’s Kickstarter project to build the Arduino or AVR-compatible Chipper Shield, that lets you plugin, program and prototype your favorite ATtiny chips.
"He and a group of his 13-year-old pupils have just given a TEDx talk called How Girls Should Serve Raspberry Pi. The girls here are presenting the projects they’ve made with Raspberry Pi over this semester, but there’s another important message here: we know that STEM subjects are not just for boys, but we should recognise that not all girls are the same, so our teaching approach is doomed if we decide that the only way to get girls into engineering subjects is to “shrink it and pink it”."
“If you’ve watched past episodes of Idea Channel, you know we’re huge fans of Minecraft. This totally amazing video game allows you to build your own world from scratch, what’s not to like?!?! But it may be good for more than just fun and games. Some experts have brought Minecraft into the classroom, allowing teachers to customize lessons and students to engage with concepts in new ways. And while educational games aren’t new, Minecraft has some unique advantages that could usher in a new direction in education. In the future, students across the world may spend their class time punching trees.”
“DojoCon is quickly becoming a highlight in the calendar for both existing and potential mentors. There is a determination among the conference organisers to make it as successful as possible in terms of all the mentors getting to know each other, looking at firm ways of taking the movement to the next level, and agreeing on further inter-dojo collaboration.”