Computing and sustainability in your classroom | Hello World #19

Reading Time: 5 minutes Issue 19 of our free magazine Hello World, written by and for the computing education community, focuses on the interaction between sustainability and computing, from how we can interact with technology responsibly, to its potential to mitigate climate change. To give you a taste of this brand-new issue, here is primary school teacher Peter Gaynord’s…… Continue reading Computing and sustainability in your classroom | Hello World #19

How do we create engaging online courses for computing educators?

Reading Time: 6 minutes With our online courses programme, launched in 2017, we made it our mission to provide computing educators with the best possible free training we can design. Five years on, here are some of the key stats about the courses’ impact: We’ve produced and launched 35 free online courses We’ve created over 650 educational course videos More than…… Continue reading How do we create engaging online courses for computing educators?

We’ll see you at CSTA 2022 Annual Conference

Reading Time: 5 minutes Connecting face to face with educators around the world is a key part of our mission at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and it’s something that we’ve sorely missed doing over the last two years. We’re therefore thrilled to be joining over 1000 computing educators in the USA at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Annual…… Continue reading We’ll see you at CSTA 2022 Annual Conference

I belong in computer science

Reading Time: 6 minutes At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we believe everyone belongs in computer science, and that it is a much more varied field than is commonly assumed. One of the ways we want to promote inclusivity and highlight the variety of skills and interests needed in computer science is through our ‘I belong’ campaign. We do this…… Continue reading I belong in computer science

Why we translate our free online projects for young people to learn coding

Reading Time: 4 minutes All young people deserve meaningful opportunities to learn how to create with digital technologies. But according to UNESCO, as much as 40% of people around the world don’t have access to education in a language they speak or understand. At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we offer more than 200 free online projects that people all…… Continue reading Why we translate our free online projects for young people to learn coding

Teaching with Raspberry Pi Pico in the computing classroom

Reading Time: 6 minutes Raspberry Pi Pico is a low-cost microcontroller that can be connected to another computer to be programmed using MicroPython. We think it’s a great tool for exploring physical computing in classrooms and coding clubs. Pico has been available since last year, amid school closures, reopenings, isolation periods, and restrictions for students and teachers. Recently, I…… Continue reading Teaching with Raspberry Pi Pico in the computing classroom

Get kids coding and learning electronics with Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 7 minutes Since the release of the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller in 2021, we have seen people all over the world come up with creative Pico-based inventions. The Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller. Now, thanks to our brand-new and free ‘Introduction to Raspberry Pi Pico’ learning path, young coders can easily join in and make their own cool…… Continue reading Get kids coding and learning electronics with Raspberry Pi Pico

A storytelling approach for engaging girls in the Computing classroom: Pilot study results

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’ve been running the Gender Balance in Computing programme of research since 2019, as part of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and with various partners. It’s a £2.4 million research programme funded by the Department for Education in England that aims to identify ways to encourage more girls and young women to engage…… Continue reading A storytelling approach for engaging girls in the Computing classroom: Pilot study results

A cybersecurity club for girls | Hello World #18

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article adapted from Hello World issue 18, teacher Babak Ebrahim explains how his school uses a cybersecurity club to increase interest in Computing among girls. Babak is a Computer Science and Mathematics teacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic College Secondary in Birmingham, UK. He is a CAS Community Leader, and works as a CS…… Continue reading A cybersecurity club for girls | Hello World #18

AI literacy research: Children and families working together around smart devices

Reading Time: 6 minutes Between September 2021 and March 2022, we’ve been partnering with The Alan Turing Institute to host a series of free research seminars about how to young people about AI and data science. In the final seminar of the series, we were excited to hear from Stefania Druga from the University of Washington, who presented on…… Continue reading AI literacy research: Children and families working together around smart devices

Python coding for kids: Moving beyond the basics

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are excited to announce our second new Python learning path, ‘More Python’, which shows young coders how to add real data to their programs while creating projects from a chart of Olympic medals to an interactive world map. The six guided Python projects in this free learning path are designed to enable young people…… Continue reading Python coding for kids: Moving beyond the basics

Exploring cross-disciplinary computing education in our new seminar series

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are delighted to launch our next series of free online seminars, this time on the topic of cross-disciplinary computing, running monthly from May to November 2022. As always, our seminars are for all researchers, educators, and anyone else interested in research related to computing education. Crossing disciplinary boundaries What do we mean by cross-disciplinary…… Continue reading Exploring cross-disciplinary computing education in our new seminar series

Making the most of Hello World magazine | Hello World #18

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hello World magazine, our free magazine written by computing educators for computing educators, has been running for 5 years now. In the newest issue, Alan O’Donohoe shares his top tips for educators to make the most out of Hello World. Alan has over 20 years’ experience teaching and leading technology, ICT, and computing in schools…… Continue reading Making the most of Hello World magazine | Hello World #18

Computer science education for what purpose? Some perspectives

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we’re coming to the end of Black History Month in the USA this year, we’ve been amazed by the variety of work the computing education community is doing to address inequities in their classrooms. For our part, we have learned a huge amount about equitable STEM and computer science (CS) education from the community,…… Continue reading Computer science education for what purpose? Some perspectives

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