Liberty NeAd Grant: Enhancing Computer Science Hardware & Programming Education with Raspberry Pi

  • School Year: 2015-2016
  • Applicants: Michael Wilkosz, Lead Teacher Anthony Truss (Conard High School)
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Technology

Hall High School students will have access to 26 Raspberry Starter Kits, which are a low-cost credit-card sized computer that plugs into a monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. These amazing little devices will enable students enrolled in three different courses to explore computing and learn how to program in cutting edge languages, such as Scratch and Python. The student kits, will be used in tandem with traditional PC hardware, and provide students with enhanced understanding and experimentation with operating systems aside from the traditional Window site. Use of these kits will directly enhance three current computer course offerings, including an advanced computer course being offered for the first time in partnership with Trinity College and another course provided in partnership with Capital Community College. These kits will also allow for expansion of the computer programming curriculum in future years.

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