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by Carrie Anne
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: STICKY: Picademy - Your Questions Answered
Replies: 0
Views: 3370

STICKY: Picademy - Your Questions Answered

In April 2014 we ran our first ever training event for teachers. We called it ‘Picademy‘, and we selected 24 fabulous teachers to attend and gave them a qualification and a very special badge at the end. Our aim was to give teachers the skills and knowledge they need to get creative with computing, ...
by Carrie Anne
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Certified educator tag on forums?
Replies: 11
Views: 6382

Re: Certified educator tag on forums?

Thanks for highlighting this with us. We are looking into this process to see if we can improve it so we do not miss anyone out. Apologises to anyone still waiting for their forum badge.
by Carrie Anne
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for non-teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

Re: Picademy for non-teachers

The best advice I can give is to apply. We always try to over fill our courses and often spots become available at short notice. If you do not apply, then we won't call. The reason the course is for educators, is because it is full of teaching and learning CS pedagogy that relates to CS curriculums ...
by Carrie Anne
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: blind users of sonic pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: blind users of sonic pi

You might like to read through this thread about making Sonic more accessible for blind users here https://github.com/samaaron/sonic-pi/issues/962

You might also like to contribute to the discussion as they are looking for input from those using it who are blind/visually impaired.
by Carrie Anne
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: [email protected] in Manchester 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5981

Re: [email protected] in Manchester 2016

If you've applied recently for a Picademy in Manchester then hang tight. We are trying to put together some more dates in the venue to accommodate everyone who applied.
by Carrie Anne
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)

Hi thanks for the feedback. The best way to feedback to us so we'll pick it up quickly is via the resource itself and by clicking on the github icon at the bottom of the page and then issues and submit a comment. We are looking into the 404 error because on github (the backend we use for resources) ...
by Carrie Anne
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Progression of Lessons for Beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Progression of Lessons for Beginners

Sounds like fun! I guess I would start with the getting started with Raspberry Pi lesson to introduce to them to what the device is, and to Linux if it is their first experience. Then I'd recommend some physical computing activities using scratch like Physical Computing with Scratch or Robot Antenna...
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: GPIO Zero - a new Python library designed for education
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: GPIO Zero - a new Python library designed for education

Anyone looking to move from block based programming with physical computing should definitely check out this great library designed for this very use case. Very simple to program components with the Raspberry Pi. I wish it was around when I wrote my book!
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Good beginner books?
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: Good beginner books?

This book is a lot of fun and good for beginners also by Simon Monk
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Attending Picademy USA
Replies: 56
Views: 10023

Re: Attending Picademy USA

Hi all, the education team and I are super excited to be heading out to Mountain View to train the first ever Picadmey hosted in the USA! Looking forward to sharing experiences, ideas and passions for computer science and digital making.
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: [email protected] in Manchester 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5981

Re: [email protected] in Manchester 2016

I'm really excited to see what you all get up during and after your Picademy experience! Do let us know how we are doing. ;)
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: now my pi seems dead.
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: new to this

Hi niania - Let's see if we can work out why your Pi is not booting. I have a few questions which you can answer yes or no to in your reply. 1. When you plug in your Pi do you see any lights on the Raspberry Pi itself? 2. Is your TV switched on and swicthed to the correct input e.g. HDMI 1 (you can ...
by Carrie Anne
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Pi Academy Day 2
Replies: 2
Views: 2036

Re: Pi Academy Day 2

How are you getting on 6 months after Picademy?
by Carrie Anne
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: how i can become a certified trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Re: how i can become a certified trainer

We do not have a Raspberry Pi certified trainer programme at this time. Currently we are training educators in response to changes in national curriculums and the need for good quality professional development in computational thinking. If you are a teacher then you can apply for any of our Picademy...
by Carrie Anne
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: [email protected]
Replies: 10
Views: 12183

Re: [email protected]

Do take a look at Picademy USA. We will be running 4 events in 2016 across the US starting in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum in February.
by Carrie Anne
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi and screens
Replies: 9
Views: 2722

Re: Raspberry Pi and screens

I'm pretty excited about some the HDMI screens for Raspberry Pis that are coming onto the market. The people at PiTop have created the CEED which we are hoping to test out at our Bett Show workshops this year. I believe that Kano are sell this Raspberry Pi screen altho I've not seen one to test yet....
by Carrie Anne
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: USA Pi Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: USA Pi Academy

Information on Raspberry Pi Certified Educators Programme can be found here that may help answer your questions.
by Carrie Anne
Sat May 02, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Attendees Picademy North - May 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: Attendees Picademy North - May 2015

Welcome Michelle! Looking forward to seeing you in York and hearing about what you've been up to. Not long now!
by Carrie Anne
Sat May 02, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Future Picademy Dates
Replies: 15
Views: 11247

Re: Future Picademy Dates

Picademy South West - 4th & 5th June in Exeter.
by Carrie Anne
Sat May 02, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Leeds Raspberry Jam
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Leeds Raspberry Jam

Anyone interested in helping to run or help with a Raspberry Jam in Leeds? We (The Foundation) have access to the second floor of the Google Digital Garage near the Royal Armouries to run Picademies and other Pi flavoured events. As you can see from Les Pounder's pictures it is a large space with ev...
by Carrie Anne
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Future Picademy Dates
Replies: 15
Views: 11247

Re: Future Picademy Dates

Picademy North - 27th & 28th May 2015
by Carrie Anne
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: [email protected]
Replies: 10
Views: 12183

[email protected]

I am excited to announce our new [email protected] programme for educators, kicking off in Leeds, UK. This is another opportunity for primary, secondary and post-16 teachers to attend Raspberry Pi-flavoured computing and science training, but this time at a Google Digital Garage near where you live. T...
by Carrie Anne
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Future Picademy Dates
Replies: 15
Views: 11247

Re: Future Picademy Dates

The application form for the next Picademy (number 8 if you are counting) is open. The dates are 27th - 28th April 2015. Please complete the application form if you want to come and know you will be able to attend!
by Carrie Anne
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy #8 Application: no acknowledgement?
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Picademy #8 Application: no acknowledgement?

We do not send out acknowledgement messages for Picademy applications. We have only just recently closed the Feb form and are unlikely to look at April applications until end of feb/early march.

There will not be a picademy in March.

Thanks.

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