If you could share 1 idea with a teacher, what would it be?

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by jabela » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:13 pm
I've got a Raspberry Pi presentation to facilitate on Saturday for the CAS Hub leaders. i.e. The people who are going to be teaching Computer Science to the teachers... What would you share in a 1 hour workshop? All ideas and resources greatly appreciated. I will have with me:
1. A pi
2. SD Cards with Wheazy & RISC OS
3. Linux Laptop

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by joan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:39 pm
I suggest you utilise the gpio. Otherwise the Pi is pretty much just an inexpensive computer.
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by rurwin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Hands-on. Have some simple open-ended project that you can build and enhance together.

The Raspberry Pi is Computer-Science-land, to extend Papert's maths-land analogy.
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by jabela » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:17 pm
Good thoughts. Thank you.

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by techpaul » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:53 pm
Have words with a teacher who has used the GPIO and teaches Computing already and has given presentations to other teachers about the Pi?
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by jackokring » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:23 pm
Multi colour LED flashing. It's always nice.
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by jabela » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:54 am
Thanks for those ideas. I'll try to get a list of projects together to share...

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by Cloudcentric » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:38 pm
Ensure they understand that Linux is far different and better than Windows and is not pointy-clickey...
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by Ravenous » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:39 pm
Well if your presentation is to the people who will then teach CS to the teachers, who will in turn teach it to the students, I assume they already know how to program.

I'm guessing they might not know much about Linux though. So they just need to see they'll have the tools to get started out of the box.

So maybe just start with a completely standard SD card and go through the tools, what's available without extra downloads and how to set it up for first use. Then compile some C in GCC and show Python working. (And BASIC if you think it's a quick way to get the old BBC owners started.)

Everything else they need can be looked up, once they know it exists.
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by morphy_richards » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:56 pm
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by duberry » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:11 pm
if im not to late

TL;DR : open source is a philosophy, not a checkbox. Find more collaborators, not customers. The future is open.


http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hz-9IWZKrAI

http://blog.reprap.org/2012/10/open-source-is-philosophy-not-checkbox.html


also in my mind i see lots of dots joining up

RPI + RepRap + 3Dchocolate

compuer science , DnT , home ec

they may be something in this ,
it may well just be the ramblings of a fool ...
.. time will tell i guess
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by Wasp_Box » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:36 pm
@duberry

That was amazing. Thanks for sharing it.
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by bouncymat » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:07 pm
joan wrote:I suggest you utilise the gpio. Otherwise the Pi is pretty much just an inexpensive computer.

I agree with this, as a teacher i need ideas (which will work in a whole class situation) to help me enable kids to use the physical interactivity of the raspberry pi.

whole class situation = 30 ish kids of vastly differing abilities

@duberry
I work in both the DT dept and the IT dept. The DT dept has just got a RepRap 3d printer (not quite working yet) but i am very keen to get my hands on it and see what it can do (and if it can do anything with the Pi)
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by duberry » Thu May 30, 2013 6:31 pm
@Wasp_Box noproblem !

@bouncymat did it work ? ..
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by bouncymat » Fri May 31, 2013 9:12 am
unfortunatly time has not allowed me to play with it yet..to busy working! - hopefully this term i might get to have a go.
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by danpeirce » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:28 pm
joan wrote:I suggest you utilise the gpio. Otherwise the Pi is pretty much just an inexpensive computer.

I see this quite differently. I would emphasize that the Pi is a very small inexpensive computer and not just a faster MCU.
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