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PI in the Valley

I had the privilege to share about our insPIre with a Langley Pi enthusiast group called The Langley Amateur Radio Group. The meeting was titled Fraser Valley Raspberry Pi Interest Group. The evening was full of various discussions, workshops and equipment sharing. It's wonderful to see the larger community getting insPIred!

Delicious Raspberry Pie added to the tasty night on Pi!

 

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Lights, Camera, Pi!

SET-BC who graciously gave us our grant to do our insPIre Project came to video all the amazing insPIration happening in our PI class. The students were great at being in front of the camera and showing that they're all excited about coding! Thanks to Flo and Gary for allowing us to share our excitement about PI. We are looking forward to seeing the edited version in May.

 

 

 

 

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Educating Educators

This Friday, I will be teaching a full class of educators about Raspberry Pi! The Provincial Professional Day Event is called Odyssey which is through the Langley School District to register go to www.thinklangley.com.

 

Here is the write-up about the workshop. Please excuse the grammar and spelling errors, somehow the edits didn't get to the Editor.

 

 

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Prepared for the Future

 

There is a wonderful article in Forbes about the importance of teaching young people to learn how to code and channelling their creativity to make their own video games. Click on the link below to read all about:

Are-kids-who-make-their-own-video-games-better-prepared-for-the-digital-future/

 

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Vancouver Hack Space Open House

This Society is one of the few groups in the Lower Mainland that are actively using Raspberry Pi and teaching it to groups. Their website is http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/

So I went to one of their Open Houses to see what exciting things they do!

Great sign!

 

LED Light Clock programmed by a Raspberry Pi.

 

Wanna create a Robot?

 

All the different types of 'bits' that you can build with to create!

 

A creation being built to measure radioactive materials.
A computer drew this.

 

Some photos of different events the society has held.

 

This is a computer joke 🙂
Building a helicopter!
One of the many equipment bits that is allocated to Pi
 

 

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A Space Creature Game and a Spaceship Game

Here are two video games that were created by two groups from our Grade 7 class:

 

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MIT

I just came across a great resource… So I had to share it!

http://scratch.mit.edu

It has wonderful computer programs that others have created by using Scratch! Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

 

 

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Lessons in Action

It's excellent to see how excited the students are about computer programming. They all seemed really empowered to hook up all the technology and get their hands into Scratch. So today, I taught the parts of the Scratch interface today. There are 17 items of identification which I took from from the Educators Raspberry Pi manual. The students will have a test on all 17 parts next week.

Here is a student enjoying his time experimenting with Scratch:
 
Here's is a journal entry from one of the groups about their experience with Raspberry Pi:
 

 

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A Great Video about Raspberry Pi in a Primary School

 

 

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Dates, Dates and Dates

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Raspberry Pi Dates

Updates (October 9, 2013): I believe it is good to show my progress throughout this journey. After some conversation, the Cambridge University Lesson Plans by Alex Chadwick which was originally going to be used may not be the best fit for our programme. I thought, I could adapt and modify the lesson plans for the Grade 7's but now I am planning to go through the Scratch lessons. Oh the joys of change… I'm not going change anything on the previous post.

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HERE

 

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