Raspberry Pi® is an affordable, accessible and programmable computer for children. It makes programming fun and helps pupils learn and improve coding skills in line with the new Computing Curriculum requirements.
A single-board, credit card sized computer that is taking the educational community by storm Raspberry Pi can be used for many things that your desktop PC does. Capable of word processing, games and programming, creating spreadsheets and playing high-definition video.
A fraction of the size of a conventional desktop PC Raspberry Pi uses minimal power requirements and can be plugged into a TV screen via HDMI or RCA video sockets. There are a number of Raspberry Pi operating systems available all of which are built around Linux.
This small and low cost computer ideal for children was created by a group of colleagues at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory after they became concerned by the year-on-year decline in the number and skill levels of students reading Computer Science.
There’s also a huge number of Raspberry Pi downloadable resources available to you online, showing you how easy it is to use and great idea guides to help you both learn and teach.
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