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educational resources
Just imagine: you’re elbows deep in Christmas cheer, and the rest of the family wants to know what that chunk of circuit board you found in the toe of your stocking does. Here are some demonstrations for them. First up, here’s a neat little project for those of you who have lost the dice from your... Continue reading
Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to get as many people as possible to have a go at programming computers. Each December for the past couple of years, educators, tech businesses and non-profits alike have made a big push to get kids and adults to try their hand at writing a few lines of... Continue reading
Part of the background to my day-to-day life at work is the steady flow of emails showing me which of our learning resources my colleagues in Raspberry Pi’s education team are developing, discussing or updating at the moment. We use GitHub to manage our content and collaborate, and I get notifications that tell me about... Continue reading
Yesterday we welcomed a new member of staff to the Foundation’s growing Education Team. Marc Scott is a former teacher, joining as our new Head of Curriculum. Marc used to run a Raspberry Pi and Minecraft club at his old school, where he taught Computer Science, and Systems and Control. Marc also used to write all his... Continue reading
Back in April, when we launched a revamp of our whole website, we introduced a section of free learning resources. Recently we’ve been working on a new and improved design for the layout of this material, and we’re launching it today for a selection of our resources. Our new in-house designer Sam has produced the... Continue reading
At Raspberry Pi Towers, our magical helper elves* have been working around the clock to bring you some fantastically festive Hour of Code activities. The Hour of Code is an idea launched in 2013 by Code.org – a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding participation in Computer Science by making it available in more schools. Their vision... Continue reading
Last week saw the London Film Festival open with the premier of The Imitation Game, a film which chronicles the awe-inspiring work of Alan Turing cracking the German naval Enigma machine at Bletchley Park, Britain’s code breaking centre during WWII. Alan Turing was a man of startling intellect and one of the founding fathers of... Continue reading