Crypt School’s educational outreach officer, Susan Green, has recently returned from a Raspberry Pi computing 'Picademy' course – proudly sporting her 'Certified Educator' badge!
The Raspberry Pi is a small single-board computer (about the size of a credit card) which was designed to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools. It helps student build on the skills developed from using the BBC micro:bit to explore computing, using programmes such as Scratch and Python.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based charity who developed the low-cost computer to address the diminishing interest in computer science courses in higher education institutions. The Foundation aims to “advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects” and provides a wealth of great ideas and resources to help schools build skills and confidence in computing – visit their website for more information.
Watch out for Raspberry Pi events at The Crypt School in 2017. If any teachers would like to contact Susan with any questions, or to get involved with the Raspberry Pi, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org