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A new course for primary teachers to help unlock the full power of the Raspberry Pi 2.

Alan O'Donohoe

Through his work in the classroom, Alan has earned an excellent reputation within computer science education and has a wealth of experience in delivering courses which have been consistently graded by teachers and inspectors as "outstanding". trainer profile
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This course provides an introduction to the powerful new Raspberry Pi 2, which was launched in February 2015.  Its increased speed and power, combined with the proliferation of user-friendly resources and add-ons, have made the Pi more accessible to primary. This course aims to get you up and running with some practical classroom projects.

This course will cover:

  • how to setup and use the Raspberry Pi
  • programming essentials
  • some simple interactive electronics projects using Scratch
  • how to build a timelapse camera
  • a quick and easy introduction to text-based programming

The course is suitable for complete beginners.

What other teachers have said about the course

  • A great hands-on opportunity. Matt made it very interesting and easy to follow. Great food!

    Mrs Sheila Walker, North Primary School and Nursery
  • Friendly, understandable instruction, lots of opportunities to experiment. 

    Marion Simmons, St John's Green Primary School

Full Course Content

Setup

  • Powering and connecting up the Pi
  • The Linux Operating System

Programming Essentials

  • Fundamental concepts
  • Problem solving
  • Pseudo code

Electronics

  • The PiBrella add-on board
  • Controlling buttons, LEDs and motors

Text based programming

  • An introduction to Python
  • Programming fundamentals in Python

Projects

  • Putting it all together - building a timelapse camera project for your classroom