There are several ways I can potentially help with use of Raspberry Pi computers in the classroom. I'm open to suggestions not listed here. I am a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.
Working with Students
I can help students get started with the Raspberry Pi. Students probably need at least one session a week for several weeks. Whether I can do that depends on your schedule and mine. We'd need at least one Raspberry Pi "setup" per two students.
Each setup needs, at a minimum, the following:
- Raspberry Pi, preferably Model 3 B+
- Power supply
- USB keyboard and mouse.
- HDMI or DVI monitor and suitable cable
- A microSD card with operating system; ideally each student or pair of students would have their own microSD card.
- A parts kit containing, at a minimum, a breadboard, jumper wires, LEDs, and resistors. There are many available. I like the Picademy parts kit but I can work with what you have.
There's plenty more that can be added. I've put together a shopping list to help you get started.
Working with Teachers
I'd love to work with a teacher or teachers to develop a set of lesson plans for teaching physical computing. The sweet spot for students is probably middle school. Each teacher working on such a project would need access to a Raspberry Pi setup similar to the one for students described above.
A certain amount of in-person work, either before or after school, would be necessary, but I think most of the work can be done by remote control using email and a shared resource like Google Drive.
Working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the College of Computing and Software Engineering at KSU, I've developed a one-day (eight contact hours) professional development workshop for K-12 teachers. I'd love to present this for a school district or large school. My time is free, but the sponsoring agency must provide the venue, the equipment, and breakfast and lunch for attendees. I'll need at least one helper. Depending on circumstances, this is likely to cost $150-200 per teacher. I am probably available to do this on Saturdays and during breaks.
- Teachers' Workshop resources
- Raspberry Pi shopping list
- Precautions - Taking care of your Raspberry Pi
- Duplicating multiple microSD cards.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a wealth of material available free, and many other people have written material for the Raspberry Pi.
Last update: 2018-09-25 21:05