Friday, 12 October 2012
Scratch and Raspberry Pi's
Great example of using ultra low cost computers to inspire young people to code.
A London primary school got kids from 5 to 11 to learn about coding with Scratch, a fun free programming resource. No reason why this can't be repeated all over the country. Scratch is free to download on an Apple Mac, PC or Linux based computer OS.
The Raspberry Pi is a £25 computer the size of a credit card. Its so cheap and powerful that it could revolutionise computing in schools!
There is also a downloadable step-by-step resource for teachers to use in class. Check out the article in Wired.