York CAS Hub, Raspberry Pi with a good dollop of Jam

Blizzard conditions were not enough to deter teachers of computer science from attending the first Computing at Schools York Hub meeting, run in association with the National STEM Centre. After initial welcomes and introductions teachers got stuck into a variety of workshops; discovering how to set up a Raspberry Pi from scratch with our very own Ian Miller, experiencing how the Raspberry Pi can be used in the classroom with CAS Master teacher Alan O’Donohoe, and Vikki Dodd leading a hands-on session using the Python programming language in the classroom. We had some fantastic feedback and great ideas for future Hub events. Keep up to date with developments by reading my post in the Computer Science Resource group.

We were delighted to have the founder of Raspberry Jam, Alan O’Donohoe, giving a flavour of what to expect at the upcoming Giant York Raspberry Jam which the National STEM Centre will be staging on Saturday 13th April. From the ideas flying about on Wednesday this looks like being an event not to be missed with something for everyone, from a Raspberry Pi novice to the experienced enthusiast. To find out more visit the events page of the National STEM Centre website.

Steve Lyon, Mathematics Specialist, National STEM Centre



Comments

Posted by Momodou on 21st February 2013

interesting, just watched bbc click where i learnt about raspberry pi
what activities do they have for primary pupils involving electrical setups, resources, activities?

Posted by Suzanne on 24th February 2013

I'd like to attend this event. Is this open to others?

Posted by Steve Lyon on 25th February 2013

I have posted your request in the Computer Science Resources Group asking for ideas of how to use Raspberry Pi with primary school students. Please check in the group for any responses.

Tickets for the Raspberry Jam will be avaiable soon. The event is open to anyone. Please check the events page of our website for further information.

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