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Final Raspberry Pi

Here is our final Raspberry Pi ins-PI-re Project reflection.

Thank you to SET-BC for giving us a Classroom Technology Grant for this school year!

It has been ins-PI-ring!

 

Please note: I was able to teach four workshops this school year about our project on the Raspberry Pi to educational professionals and a community group.

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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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Pi Presentation

I have done four Pi workshops since we started our insPIre project… It's been great sharing all the exciting things we have been doing! Here's one of my presentations to share a 'snapshot' of our ins-PI-re Project.

 

 

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ins-PI-ring Workshop

The workshop of ins-PI-ring Technology: Raspberry Pi went excitingly well! There was a full class of educators from teachers to Tech support to a Special Education Assistant. I believe everyone left ins-PI-red!

Here are some photos from the day:

The workshop room set-up

 

ins-PI-red Educators
A (humorous) comic from the workshop

 

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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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Lesson 10 and 11 Creations

Here are some recent creations by our students:

 
An animated 'Sprite' creation
Santa Sprite?

 

Space Game
Maze Game being created
'Get the Sprite' Game

 

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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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Scratch with Kindergartens and Grade 7’s

We had a visit from the Kindergartens to our Grade 7 Raspberry Pi Class. It was great to see the little buddies and small buddies enjoying the Raspberry Pi and exploring Scratch.

The many little and big shoes in our classroom last week!
Showing the Kindergartens how to Computer Programme!

 

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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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