Oct 21 2015
Meanwhile, Y9/10 DLs are planning Year 9 code club:
…with Python training for the BB8 Sphero,
Oct 10 2015
Having explained how I have bench tested and decided on a final Raspberry Pi configuration – in A Classroom set of Raspberry Pi’s – part 1, I took delivery of 18 sets and started putting them together with the help of my Digital Leaders. Here is the description of both the equipment and the setting up.
The standard set-up is this:
Cable tied and velcroed to the wall with toggled switching using the KVM (velcroed to PC box):
Sep 5 2015
I attended #Picademy North at Easter (2015). I committed then to a post about a Raspberry Pi project which would be a viable method of using Raspberry Pi’s in the classroom – initially for a coding club and subsequently for KS3 lessons. Six months later I have sources spreadsheet for all the components; completed my testing, and linked my updated KS3 scheme of learning. Here are my Raspberry Pi setup notes too and Physical Computing Notes.
My aim is two stage –
Aug 17 2015
I have just sent out 4 packages of the following to Digital Leaders. We will be trialling the Pibrella and the RasPio/ModMyPi Raspberry Pi YouTube Workshop Kit which will be the basis of Year 8 and 9 physical computing next year.
Here are the links for the installation and the resources:
Jul 2 2015
Q1. How does having a differentiated badge framework help students? / DL Co-ords?
Q2. Would sharing ‘good’ DL activities help other DL Co-ords?
Q3. Are we ready for a Google Community for #DLChat? – see below
Q4. How could we use our Google Community to plan for DLs at BETT16?
Q5. Level 3 badges are like L2 but ‘bigger’ than school events. Discuss…
Here’s the Raspberry Pi Community – I’ve deliberately resized it to fudge the text.
Apr 30 2015
Mar 12 2015
In two months time, a group of Lady Lumley’s Digital Leaders are being flown to Warsaw to present at a Polish Education conference. This will be the highlight of two months collaboration with Polish students from the Primary School “Samorządowa Szkoła Podstawowa nr 6 im. Jana Pawła II” in Wrzesnia. The coordinator had the idea at BETT when he heard us debate and learned we were Digital Leaders, which was a new concept to him. Most of all he was impressed with how the we handled the debate in front of so many people with no intimidation. We will be presenting the results of our project during the conference on 15 May 2015. There will be a 30-minute slot for the debate which will be in Polish with a simultaneous translation provided for us through headphones.