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 to our industries, our economy and our future but, in my experience, it is certainly not for all. Raspberry Pi may be a partial answer for some students but please don’t all rush to get on the bandwagon just because it was mentioned by Mr Gove at BETT 2012!
Education Reach are looking forward to a good look at the potential for the Raspberry Pi and will offer support and advice on the implementation of the product in all types of education establishment. As it is priced so competitively, I expect it will generate a lot of interest.