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Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:44 pm
by Carrie Anne
We had lots of ideas generated by all the teachers at Picademy. So many in fact that our admin team are having difficulty typing them all up for me!

Has anyone, Rasp Pi Certified Educator or otherwise, had any success yet in turning an idea into something that can be used as a resource in the classroom? Have you got so far but are not sure how to write it up and submit it to use at the foundation?

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:46 pm
by meltwater
I'm in the process of generating some material for a workshop, once I've produced them I would be more than happy for them to be used as general resources (should be suitable for any typical Traffic Light kit).

So far I've tried to format them using markdown so I hope they could fit in with the foundation needs. Is there any specific guidance or requirements the foundation has for such material?

Obviously I'm not a teacher, so I would welcome feedback on it with that in mind too, so I can improve what I produce and make it more suitable for the class-room where possible (or at the very least provide content which teachers are then able to adapt to their requirements).

Thanks
Tim.

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:41 pm
by meltwater
Update:

The resources are now available at:
https://github.com/PiHw/Pi-Stop

They have been battle tested at Digimakers @Bristol event last Saturday (14th June).
The material went down very well indeed (as did the prototype hardware).

I will be growing this resource and would love to receive feedback on it.

PS:
The only thing I would have improved in the workshop was to have pre-setup SD-Cards. I had planned to have them, but run out of time and since it was open to the public and not everyone had working Rasbian Images. Other than that, I was blown away with the response and how well the attendees got stuck and experimented and then followed through with their own ideas based on what they had learnt.

PS2:
For those who are interested in creating resources and stumble into this thread, the foundation have released a guide:
https://github.com/raspberrypilearning/ ... -resources

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:25 pm
by Dan Aldred
I am going to write up resources - Shall I upload them to Git Hub?

What about none coding resources such as cheat sheets?

Thanks

Dan
Carrie Anne wrote:We had lots of ideas generated by all the teachers at Picademy. So many in fact that our admin team are having difficulty typing them all up for me!

Has anyone, Rasp Pi Certified Educator or otherwise, had any success yet in turning an idea into something that can be used as a resource in the classroom? Have you got so far but are not sure how to write it up and submit it to use at the foundation?

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:03 pm
by MrsKSayers
I wanted to produce some information on Linux commands for beginners (basics) and using Vi.

Is there a layout for these?

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:48 am
by Dan Aldred
Check these cheat sheets out:
http://www.tecoed.co.uk/rasppi.html

They cover basic and advanced Linux commands :o

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:35 am
by meltwater
Github appears to be the preferred location, and allows it to be improved and adjusted over time in a controlled way.

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:06 pm
by Carrie Anne
Information on writing up resources can be found on github here. If that doesn't help or is a step too far, feel free to send us documents and I can write them in our style and still credit you.