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TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:50 am
by Mroharding
Who would be up for taking part in an annual event. I'm thinking of starting a TriPi event. If anyone has done the bbc school report thing it would be like that, each one of us submits what we did on a one off day to raise publicity for us and the RPi. This could be little or small depending on what u have had time for. We could show our projects on a hyperlinked map and even have completions? Other schools could sign up too but initially would be for us? I propose we call the event TrIPI ?? So who's in??

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:09 pm
by Carrie Anne
It could be a day during the school holidays, perhaps in the summer. That way museum's and hack spaces could run an event alongside it.

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:51 pm
by Missedutton
That sounds brilliant. What about doing it over a week - the same way the Hour of Code was - so that students can do it in school and/or out?

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:43 pm
by Mroharding
Yeah a week could work well, document it somehow and then make a video at the end to show what we did,

Standard make to get people started, easy recipes to try over the week,
And maybe a problem to solve ? For the more competitive

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:26 pm
by sway1233
Sounds good to me.

It is prob harder for me to do things in the school holidays as we don't always have access to the building.

Focussing people on a specific day is likely to ensure people get around to doing something. We could always include some live streaming or Skype into the event to connect the events.

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:51 pm
by Mroharding
I think for now keep it in term time, I like the whole live blogging too kids could post up what they did that way ? Key will be to reward them for skills that you don't put a level too I.e team work, resilience. Give schools a sign up time a month before and then a badge for them to use as they wish after the day.

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:13 pm
by sway1233
Almost a bit like the Science fairs in the states.

I do to know if anyone else here uses Edmodo but we could create a specific badge for the event which the children earn for taking part.

Re: TryPi our event ?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:23 pm
by Mroharding
I like edmodo but see why people don't but a global badge is ace. That way teachers can self admin the badge. But winners of a set comp would only be granted through official means

"TryPiTournament2014"