Raspberry Pi is becoming more and more popular in education every day, but how can unfamiliar teachers begin using this technology in their work? Laura Dixon - Raspberry Pi expert, head of Computing at Royal High School and Computing At School author - was kind enough to answer some questions on the matter.
The value of computer programming has been rising exponentially for decades. To the point where now coding has gained traction in mainstream media. TV shows like CBS’s The Big Bang Theory or HBO’s Silicon Valley are good indicators of computer science careers are taking center stage. The domino effect created by the demand for amazing technology is likewise leading to a demand for skilled workers to engineer and program. Whether training comes through a high school certificate program, or a degree in computer science, the need for project-ready coders is only increasing. The bottom-line: All schools at all levels are kicking coding into overdrive.
Meet the real heroes behind the studio’s first Marvel-inspired film: Walt Disney Animation Studios CTO Andy Hendrickson, principal systems engineer Marc Jordan, and senior research scientist Rasmus Tamstorf.
Confession: I used to think coding was boring. And confusing. And something I didn’t have time to learn about. I thought it was all about memorizing numbers, letters, characters. I remembered my early days of building a classroom website and playing with HTML, tinkering in Flash, and it all left a bad taste in my mouth about coding. Like spoiled milk.
As December’s Hour of Code approaches, coding skills are in the spotlight Computer science skills are becoming more and more important to success in today’s economy, and this importance is highlighted during the annual Hour of Code.