thompsman
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Where to start on Resource page

Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi All,

I am trying to facilitate the use of Raspberry pi computers without a tremendous amount of expertise myself. I have worked through some of the activities on the resource page and noticed some of definitely easier for a first time Pi user than others. I would appreciate some suggestions concerning which activities would be best explored on day 1 after getting through getting everything up and running.

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: Where to start on Resource page

Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi.

It partly depends on who your audience is. I'm going to assume that we're talking about KS2/KS3 students.

The first thing I do with students new to the Pi is just to let them explore the ready-installed software. I give them 5-10 minutes.

Once you've managed to get them all to stop playing Minecraft, I would suggest that you look at some of the following:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... th-scratch

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... h-node-red

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... -computing

Which one you choose first would really depend on the age and experience of the students.

After they've got their hands dirty with some of the basics, you may be best just to let them decide what direction they want to take next, but some suggestions would be:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... gic-8-ball

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... h-sonic-pi

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... ction-game

and if they've really behaved themselves;

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... necraft-pi

Hope that is of some help.

thompsman
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Re: Where to start on Resource page

Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:45 am

Thank you very much for the reply.

I will start looking at these resources.

Bill

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