Celebrating our teachers

The end of the academic year is here, and we are marking the occasion by celebrating teachers from all over the world. For those about to teach, we salute you. Since last September, we’ve run a whole host of programmes that teachers have been involved in

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Tackling climate change and helping the community

In today’s guest post, seventh-grade students Evan Callas, Will Ross, Tyler Fallon, and Kyle Fugate share their story of using the Raspberry Pi Oracle Weather Station in their Innovation Lab class, headed by Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Chris Aviles . United Nations Sustainable Goals The past couple of weeks in our Innovation Lab class, our teacher, Mr Aviles, has challenged us students to design a project that helps solve one of the United Nations Sustainable Goals

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Stretch for PCs and Macs, and a Raspbian update

Today, we are launching the first Debian Stretch release of the Raspberry Pi Desktop for PCs and Macs, and we’re also releasing the latest version of Raspbian Stretch for your Pi. For PCs and Macs When we released our custom desktop environment on Debian for PCs and Macs last year , we were slightly taken aback by how popular it turned out to be. We really only created it as a result of one of those “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” conversations we sometimes have in the office, so we were delighted by the Pi community’s reaction

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RHS grad teaches kids how to code – The Ridgefield Press

The Ridgefield Press RHS grad teaches kids how to code The Ridgefield Press Ridgefield students Sammi and Lilly work on their coding project at the Ridgefield Library in front of their teacher and RHS grad Tara Stokes. The girls are programming a Raspberry Pi — a simple, cheap computer that comes with a host of online …

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Announcing our new online training series

At the end of this week, with our final Picademy of 2016 taking place in Texas, we will have trained over 540 educators in the US and the UK this year, something of which we’re immensely proud. Our free face-to-face training has proved hugely popular: on average, we receive three eligible applications for each available place! However, this model of delivery is not without its limitations: after seeing our Picademy attendees getting excited on  Twitter , we often get questions like: “Why haven’t you run a Picademy near me yet? When are you coming to train us?” We grew frustrated at having to tell people that we didn’t have plans to provide Picademy in their region in the foreseeable future, so we decided to find a way to reach educators around the world with a more accessible training format.

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Picademy: New dates announced!

Mad Fer It in Manchester It’s been a while since we blogged on all things Picademy, so here’s a quick update… For the uninitiated, Picademy  is our free, two-day CPD event series for educators who want to use the Raspberry Pi for projects in the classroom.

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