The credit-card sized computer designed to help teach children to program code has gone on sale today. Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, simple computer created by a small group of people from the education world and the UK tech industry. It is sold uncased without a keyboard or monitor, the Pi has gained much interest [...]
At the BETT show this year there was a huge buzz surrounding the Google stand. Everyone was discussing the best way to use Google apps in the classroom and the upcoming Google Teacher Academy. VLEs and Learning Platforms were rarely mentioned, apart from the big names like Frog, but even their stand seemed considerably quieter [...]
Well Michael Gove thinks the way forward is to take on board the Rasberry Pi. I fear that some schools will make large purchases of the new product when it becomes available, on the recommendation of a rather ‘technical’ type, only to find a very limited use with the majority of students. Programming is important [...]
A view of BETT 2012 on Wednesday evening as the last visitors were leaving. Taken with Photosynth for iphone.
The atmosphere of the BETT Show 2012 was generally quite subdued yesterday with one great exception … Google! The staff on their stand were buzzing with the excitement of Michael Gove’s announcement yesterday mentioning Google directly and without doubt the best set of freebies in the show were to be found with Google branding! A [...]
Typically for a politician, Gove spent the majority of the speech telling us what we already knew about the state of ict in this country with a bit of history thrown in. The whole experience was a bit like having to sit through an episode of Eastenders when you know the cliffhanger is at the [...]
Michael Gove is presenting his new idea today as he opens the BETT 2012 Show at Olympia in London. He proposes that schools will be give more freedom to teach ICT more creatively. Wow! Impressive stuff! See: http://gu.com/p/34te6/tf
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