Our school was granted funding from SET-BC to create an inclusive curriculum by learning about Raspberry Pi. This is the official first post to give you snapshots on our adventure with the Raspberry Pi Project throughout this school year. We have three main members on our Pi Team: Mr. Mainman who is hosting this project in his Grade 7 class; Dr. Pimentel who is a Math Professor at Trinity Western University who is our consultant on how to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in education; and finally myself, Mrs. Pimentel who is a Learning Assistance and Resource teacher who is teaching and learning all about the Raspberry Pi with Mr. Mainman’s Intermediate class once a week.
The following are the current educational websites (which I have found to worthy), I will be using to teach Raspberry Pi project:
Scratch (the software program) Lesson Plans
Raspberry Pi Manual
Raspberry Pi – 12 Lessons from the University of Cambridge
It is important to highlight the main pedagogical foundation which we will be using. The objectives are directly from our District’s Curriculum Summary for Grade 7.
-Assess and reflect on his/her own writing and representing skills
-Develop decision making and problem solving skills, they need learning experiences that challenge them to recognize problems and actively try to solve them, to develop and use various strategies, and to learn to represent solutions in ways appropriate to their purposes.
-Develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities as citizens
-Become lifelong learners
-Maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them
-Test a hypothesis by planning and conducting an experiment that controls for two or more variables
-Create models that help to explain scientific concepts and hypotheses
– Demonstrate respect for the work of self and others
– Create images that express personal identity in response to aspects of art from a variety of
historical and cultural contexts
– Demonstrate the ability to co-operate to develop a group display
– Observe detail, shape, pattern, contour, tonal contrast and colour
Information and Communication Technology
– Develop media literacy and technical skills required to be lifelong learners in an information-rich, technological society.
– Learn how to solve problems using information technology.
– Develop creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research and information retrieval, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making, digital citizenship and technology operations and concepts.
We are looking forward to this upcoming year and enjoying our Raspberry Pi!