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Raspberry Pi in Education

I've been wanting to get Matt Venn to speak at Geek Nights since we started and it looks like it's finally going to happen. Matt's going to talk about the challenges, benefits and experiences with the Raspberry Pi as an educational tool.

Matt Venn has run hundreds of creative science workshops for thousands of children and adults around the world. For the last year, he has been working with teachers in preparation for the computer science curriculum changes; creating and leading courses, workshops and projects.

When he's not inventing new ways of getting people excited about science, Matthew plays music, invents puzzle boxes, practices martial arts and maintains bikes.

Matt's website is http://www.mattvenn.net/
and he's @matthewvenn on Twitter

£3 donations would be greatly appreciated to help with Matts travel costs and the wonderful DeepSpaceWorks.

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  • Hamish M.

    Here's an interesting approach to teaching programming - without a computer:
    http://hellosavants.com/from-0-to-c/
    "Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a new series of workshops that aim at teaching programming using a more creative and human approach.

    Through the use of tangible, hand-made objects, I try to establish a clear understanding of how a computer works and what a programming language actually is: nothing but an abstraction of what we can do as humans."

    June 12, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Here's an interesting article regarding teaching all school children how to program. The comments are also worth a read.

    June 12, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Very informative talk. Interesting to see how things have moved on from when I learned how to develop software over 20 years ago on my trusty Commodore 64!

    June 12, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Here's another link from Matt http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/ is the place to go for minecraft/raspberry pi resources

    June 10, 2014

  • Dave M.

    Great talk. Very inspirational. Bought a Pi this morning with a camera. Did a brief Pi presentation at work during my lunch break. Looking forward to combining it with what I can learn at Cheltenham hackspace.

    June 10, 2014

  • Hamish M.

    Looking forward to having a play with a Rasberry Pi after last night's talk. Thanks Matt!

    June 10, 2014

  • Jez P.

    Really good presentation, lots of ideas for me to take away to try and persuade my nephews to do a project on, though I think the first step will be either Minecraft or a flashing LED (maybe even combine the two)

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Philip W.

    Great talk, very entertaining!

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Tim S.

    Enjoyable, informative talk

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Here's the link to Matt's prezi http://prezi.com/49gq8das5i5i/cheltenham-geeks/

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Andy

    Sorry I'm away diving in Egypt this week... I look forwards to watcign the video on my return.. have a great night.

    May 28, 2014

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