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education

PA Consulting Raspberry Pi Competition

The PA Raspberry Pi competition challenges young people to use the Raspberry Pi to make the world a better place. Last year I helped judge the competition and was amazed by the creativity and innovation of the entries (the excellent AirPi was one of last year’s winners). This year’s event was held in the Science... Continue reading

Announcing our million-pound education charity fund

It’s been a busy month for us here at Pi towers, and after the recent announcement of Picademy and the launch of the new website with an increased focus on educational resources, you may be wondering what’s next for our educational mission. Without disappearing too far down the rabbit-hole of superlatives, I can say we... Continue reading

Picademy – Free CPD for Teachers

**Update 28 March: Entries are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied, you’ll be hearing from us very soon.** I am very pleased to announce the first ever Raspberry Pi Academy for Educators! The Raspberry Picademy will be a free professional development experience for primary and secondary teachers, initially for those here in the UK.... Continue reading

A GCSE lesson

Ben Llewellyn Smith is Head of Computing and ECDL manager at AKS in Lytham St Annes. He showed us this video just before last week’s Jamboree, to demonstrate his newly installed classroom Debian server being used by a class of GCSE students who all use Raspberry Pis. Ben’s pupils each own a Raspberry Pi: we’re... Continue reading

The Hour of Code and all things educational

There’s been a media brouhaha about coding recently**. The Hour of Code puts this into perspective—it’s all about demystifying what coding is, having a play and realising that it isn’t as arcane or difficult as you thought. Of course at one end of the scale, computer science can be as challenging as it gets. But... Continue reading

GitHub goes to school

Yesterday, GitHub announced a new initiative to help students, teachers and schools use GitHub for collaboration and sharing to provide a better learning experience for all: GitHub Education. If you don’t already know, GitHub is a software projects hosting service – it’s a kind of social networking site for code projects. You use version control... Continue reading

Google Coder: a simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi

Apologies for the late post today—I started playing about with Coder this afternoon and kind of got side tracked for four hours because it’s quite wonderful. (By ‘playing’ of course I mean carrying out an Educational Evaluative Assessment.) Coder turns your Raspberry Pi into a mini web server that allows you to create web content... Continue reading