The official Raspberry Pi website is where any educator will begin their journey. It is the central repository for everything Pi related and includes an almost infinite amount of resources. Here you’ll find useful blogs, operating system downloads, project ideas, community websites, helpful resources, educational materials and much, much more. This official Raspberry Pi website should be your first stop!
This is the go-to-guide for any educator using the Raspberry Pi for the first time. Here you’ll find detailed and easy-to-follow directions on how to set up a standalone Raspberry Pi. With just a basic level of technical proficiency, you’ll be up and running in no time. The guide will inform you about the equipment you need, optional extras and set up a monitor. Also, you learn where you can find teaching resources, community support, and training!
You’ve bought your first Raspberry Pi, read the aforementioned “Teacher’s Guide”. You’re ready to inspire your students to greatness but you’re in need of some inspiring ideas. Good news …. there’s an endless amount of projects the Raspberry Pi can facilitate. This article from PC Advisor lists 10 awesome Raspberry Pi projects and their level of difficulty. Why not create a weather station, create a sound synthesizer or learn to program?
With over 8 million sold the Raspberry Pi is taking the computer world by storm! This video from Geek Life is engaging and fun to watch. You’ll learn how the Raspberry Pi is being used to create amazing gadgets and gizmos. Some of the awesome Raspberry Pi projects… a connect-four game, humane mouse trap, magic mirror, arcade game, a baby monitor and more. Be sure to visit their informative website as well.
Did you know that Raspberry Pi has a foundation that offers free teacher training? Through “Picademy” they offer 2-day training events in the U.S.A. and U.K. Picademy gives aspiring educators the knowledge and skills they need to successfully integrate the Raspberry Pi into their curriculum and effectively teach with the device. The training guides you through several projects… which you'll be able to bring to your own classroom. Check out the link and see if there’s training in your area.