Come and join the army

  • February 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM

As many people will be aware, the Raspberry Pi £25 children's computer project will be open for orders any day/week soon. The Government have okayed the scrapping of ICT from the curriculum and the replacement with proper IT.

But there's a catch. Not all current ICT teachers will necessarily have the skills and knowledge to exploit this opportunity and fully implement a really good IT curriculum.

If we could form an "army" of Raspberry Pi coding advocates then we could help support a proper IT curriculum in Cornwall and really make a massive difference to our children and communities. The meetup will discuss the Raspberry Pi project and ideas on how we can make things happen.

Anyone up for joining the army?

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  • Kate W.

    Great to see so many people passionate about making a difference for future IT education for young people

    February 11, 2012

  • Rob E.

    Great start to the raspberry pi revolution

    Looking forward to a Pi and a pint next month, maybe a Pi and Mashup

    February 9, 2012

  • Ken M.

    My first time. Everyone was very friendly and inclusive and there was some interesting discussion. Wish I'd had a bit more time to have a play with some of the retro computers that people had brought along :(

    February 9, 2012

  • Neil T.

    I stand corrected - my daughter thinks it's a great idea ^^

    February 5, 2012

  • Neil T.

    I've recommended "Hello World" [ http://www.manning.com/sande/­ ] to my ICT/IT Teacher friend in Newquay as my daughter loves it. I'm not sure kids need yet another device though do they?

    February 5, 2012

  • Caroline R.

    Z80 was my first computer! : ) Sorry can't make it to this function as have a meeting with other FSB committee members... Anyone who is a member do say 'hello'!

    February 5, 2012

  • Paul C.

    I have a Commodore PET - my first computer! - but it's a bit big to bring to a bar!

    February 5, 2012

  • Toby P.

    I might be able to bring a ZX80 along. Has anyone else got any cool antique computers?

    February 5, 2012

  • Caroline R.

    Coding in not my field (basic HTML, CSS) but I'm learning through www.codecademy.com, maybe this could be a similar spring-board for students?

    February 3, 2012

  • Nigel B.

    I can't make this unfortunately - however I think it's an excellent avenue to explore. It would be a shame if the Pi went the same way as the BBC Micro.

    February 3, 2012

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