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Snapshots from the history of AI, plus AI education resources

Reading Time: 6 minutes In Hello World issue 12, our free magazine for computing educators, George Boukeas, DevOps Engineer for the Astro Pi Challenge here at the Foundation, introduces big moments in the history of artificial intelligence (AI) to share with your learners: The story of artificial intelligence (AI) is a story about humans trying to understand what makes […]

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Record numbers of young people have sent us ideas for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

Reading Time: 4 minutes We and our partners ESA Education are delighted to announce that for this year’s Mission Space Lab of the European Astro Pi Challenge, a record number of 800 teams from 23 countries sent us their ideas for experiments to run on board the International Space Station (ISS). This is an incredible 83% increase from last […]

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How do we develop AI education in schools? A panel discussion

Reading Time: 8 minutes AI is a broad and rapidly developing field of technology. Our goal is to make sure all young people have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use and create AI systems. So what should AI education in schools look like? To hear a range of insights into this, we organised a panel discussion as part […]

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Celebrating the community: Cian

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today we bring you the sixth film in our series of inspirational community stories. It’s wonderful to share how people all across the world are getting creative with tech and solving problems that matter to them. Our next community story comes from Drogheda, Ireland, where a group of programmers set up one of the country’s […]

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Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

Reading Time: 5 minutes Your young people don’t need to wait to become astronauts to be part of a space mission! In Mission Zero, the free beginners’ coding activity of the European Astro Pi Challenge, young people can create a simple computer program to send to the International Space Station (ISS) today. The International Space Station, where your young […]

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5750 Scottish children code to raise awareness of climate change with Code Club

Reading Time: 4 minutes This month, the team behind our Code Club programme supported nearly 6000 children across Scotland to “code against climate change” during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. “The scale of what we have achieved is outstanding. We have supported over 5750 young learners to code projects that are both engaging and meaningful […]

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The machine learning effect: Magic boxes and computational thinking 2.0

Reading Time: 10 minutes How does teaching children and young people about machine learning (ML) differ from teaching them about other aspects of computing? Professor Matti Tedre and Dr Henriikka Vartiainen from the University of Eastern Finland shared some answers at our latest research seminar. Their presentation, titled ‘ML education for K-12: emerging trajectories’, had a profound impact on […]

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Introducing Code Club World: a new way for young people to learn to code at home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today we are introducing you to Code Club World — a free online platform where young people aged 9 to 13 can learn to make stuff with code. In Code Club World, young people can: Start out by creating their personal robot avatar Make music, design a t-shirt, and teach their robot avatar to dance! […]

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The Raspberry Pi Build HAT and LEGO® components at our CoderDojo

Reading Time: 6 minutes As so many CoderDojos around the world, our office-based CoderDojo hadn’t been able to bring learners together in person since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. So we decided that our first time back in the Raspberry Pi Foundation headquarters should be something special. Having literally just launched the new Raspberry Pi Build HAT for […]

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Cat Lamin on building a global educator family | Hello World #17

Reading Time: 7 minutes In Hello World issue 17, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Cat Lamin talks about how building connections and sharing the burden can help make us better educators, even in times of great stress: “I felt like I needed to play my part” In March 2020, the world suddenly changed. For educators, we jumped from face-to-face teaching […]

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Computer science education is a global challenge

Reading Time: 7 minutes For the last two years, I’ve been one of the advisors to the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, a US-based think tank, on their project to survey formal computing education systems across the world. The resulting education policy report, Building skills for life: How to expand and improve computer science education around […]

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Engaging Black students in computing at UK schools — interview with Joe Arday

Reading Time: 7 minutes On the occasion of Black History Month UK, we speak to Joe Arday, Computer Science teacher at Woodbridge High School in Essex, UK, about his experiences in computing education, his thoughts about underrepresentation of Black students in the subject, and his ideas about what needs to be done to engage more Black students. To start […]

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Celebrate CoderDojo’s 10th birthday with us!

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are inviting you all to a very special event this week: the CoderDojo team is hosting a 10th birthday livestream to celebrate the CoderDojo community and all that they have achieved over the last ten years. Everyone is welcome, so mark your diary and make sure you and your favourite young coders join us […]

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Hello World’s first-ever special edition is here!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello World, our free magazine for computing and digital making educators, has just published its very first special edition: The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy! “When I started to peruse the draft for The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy, I was simply stunned.” Monica McGill, founder & CEO of CSEDResearch.org This special edition focuses on […]