Inspiring educators with a special MagPi!

If there’s one thing we’re passionate about here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it’s sharing our community’s passion for making with technology. Back in January, the Education team exhibited at the Bett Show with a special Educator’s Edition of our fabulous magazine, The MagPi. The goal was to share our projects and programmes with educators who could join our increasing community of digital makers. Like all our publications, a downloadable PDF was made available on our website; this was good thinking, as the magazine proved to be very popular and we ran out of copies soon after the show.

Exhibiting a the Bett Show 2016

Exhibiting at the Bett Show 2016 with the special Educator’s Edition of The MagPi

This year, we’ve been working hard to improve the support we provide to our Raspberry Pi Certified Educators when they take their first steps post-Picademy, and begin to share their new skills with their students or faculty on their own. In the past, we’ve provided printable versions of our resources or handed out copies of The MagPi. Instead of providing these separately, we thought it would be fun to bundle them together for all to access.

Digital making educators getting hands on with their builds at Picademy

Educators getting hands-on with their builds at Picademy

Thanks to the support of our colleagues in the MagPi team, we’ve been able to bring you a new and improved special edition of The MagPi: it’s aimed at educators and is packed full of new content, including tutorials and guides, for use in schools and clubs. You can download a free PDF of the second issue of the special Educator’s Edition right now. If you want a printed copy, then you’ll need to seek us out at events or attend a Picademy in the UK and US whilst we have them in stock!

Warning: contains inspiration!

Warning: contains inspiration!

Contents include:

  • The digital making revolution in education: how the maker movement has been taking the classroom by storm!
  • A case study: creative computing at Eastwood Academy
  • How to start a Code Club in your school
  • Physical computing tutorials with Python and Scratch
  • Teaching computing with Minecraft
  • Blinky lights, cameras, micro:bits, and motor tutorials
  • Sonic Pi live coding
  • What’s next for Astro Pi?
  • News about Raspberry Pi in education

Blinky lights tutorial page from MagPi

Case study page from MagPi about Eastwood Academy

The MagPi Educator’s Edition is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0).



Want one! Will you have any left for BETT in January?

Probably only time I might get to see you in the flesh!


We’re putting stock aside to make sure that we have plenty for Bett, yes! (Come and say hi!)


BETT, Bett or bett… that is the question.


This year it’s Bett. I check annually. It changes.


Their branding is terrible. Their own page shows both “bett” and “Bett”. :))


Awesome resource – thanks!


Thank you! I am a veteran creative/technology professional of 20 years. Three of my children are home schooled, and I am their teacher for technology class. We’re using our Raspberry Pi for projects. I wonder if you have other resources like this, or if there’s an email list, or anything else that I can tap into. Thanks in advance.

James Robinson

Hi Mark,

You should definitely check out our resource section

Also to stay up to date with the Foundation’s Educational activities you should sign up to our Newsletter


Hi Professor, I’ve just discovered the pi and I’m extremely interested in this but don’t know who its aimed at. Or whether it’s at my complete beginners level and might be too technical for me. Looking at applications within sound technology
Can you help with some links where I can get a straight answer.
Kind regards Petros


Second us petros, we are interested in pi. Very inspiring initiative. But who is it aimed it? If its for complete beginners level we are interested. I really appreciate your response.


Yes, it’s suitable for absolute beginners – it’s where a lot of kids get started with computing.


Great :)
But still no solution to using the web browser with a proxy server (for Jessie). Probably around 99% of schools use a proxy server. The Raspberry Pi remains the only device which is unable to easily be set up to use one to browser the www :(
(I have spent so much time trying)

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