Digital Learning

Coding in the classroom – The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a $25 credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard, and is now being used by kids all over the world to learn programming. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. Beyond a must-have tech gadget, the Pi’s influence is becoming more and more felt in ICT teaching. As Michael Gove’s revisions loom, how important will the Raspberry Pi become to our classrooms of the future? And how can we prepare for the potential skills gap that might become evident if the Raspberry Pi becomes an integral piece of classroom kit?

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