Record numbers of young people have sent us ideas for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

4 days 14 hours ago

We and our partners ESA Education are delighted to announce that for this year’s Mission Space Lab of the European Astro Pi Challenge, a record number of 800 teams from 23 countries sent us their ideas for experiments to run on board the International Space Station (ISS). This is an incredible 83% increase from last…

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Claire Given

How do we develop AI education in schools? A panel discussion

6 days 10 hours ago

AI is a broad and rapidly developing field of technology. Our goal is to make sure all young people have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use and create AI systems. So what should AI education in schools look like? To hear a range of insights into this, we organised a panel discussion as part…

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Sue Sentance

Celebrating the community: Cian

1 week 4 days ago

Today we bring you the sixth film in our series of inspirational community stories. It’s wonderful to share how people all across the world are getting creative with tech and solving problems that matter to them. Our next community story comes from Drogheda, Ireland, where a group of programmers set up one of the country’s…

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Katie Gouskos

Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

1 week 6 days ago

Your young people don’t need to wait to become astronauts to be part of a space mission! In Mission Zero, the free beginners’ coding activity of the European Astro Pi Challenge, young people can create a simple computer program to send to the International Space Station (ISS) today. This year, young people taking part in…

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Claire Given

5750 Scottish children code to raise awareness of climate change with Code Club

2 weeks 4 days ago

This month, the team behind our Code Club programme supported nearly 6000 children across Scotland to “code against climate change” during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. “The scale of what we have achieved is outstanding. We have supported over 5750 young learners to code projects that are both engaging and meaningful…

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Janina Ander

The machine learning effect: Magic boxes and computational thinking 2.0

2 weeks 5 days ago

How does teaching children and young people about machine learning (ML) differ from teaching them about other aspects of computing? Professor Matti Tedre and Dr Henriikka Vartiainen from the University of Eastern Finland shared some answers at our latest research seminar. Their presentation, titled ‘ML education for K-12: emerging trajectories’, had a profound impact on…

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Jane Waite

Introducing Code Club World: a new way for young people to learn to code at home

3 weeks 6 days ago

Today we are introducing you to Code Club World — a free online platform where young people aged 9 to 13 can learn to make stuff with code. In Code Club World, young people can: Start out by creating their personal robot avatar Make music, design a t-shirt, and teach their robot avatar to dance!…

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Laura Kirsop

The Raspberry Pi Build HAT and LEGO® components at our CoderDojo

1 month ago

As so many CoderDojos around the world, our office-based CoderDojo hadn’t been able to bring learners together in person since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. So we decided that our first time back in the Raspberry Pi Foundation headquarters should be something special. Having literally just launched the new Raspberry Pi Build HAT for…

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Mark Calleja

Cat Lamin on building a global educator family | Hello World #17

1 month ago

In Hello World issue 17, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Cat Lamin talks about how building connections and sharing the burden can help make us better educators, even in times of great stress: “I felt like I needed to play my part” In March 2020, the world suddenly changed. For educators, we jumped from face-to-face teaching…

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Gemma Coleman

Computer science education is a global challenge

1 month 1 week ago

For the last two years, I’ve been one of the advisors to the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, a US-based think tank, on their project to survey formal computing education systems across the world. The resulting education policy report, Building skills for life: How to expand and improve computer science education around…

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Sue Sentance

Engaging Black students in computing at UK schools — interview with Joe Arday

1 month 1 week ago

On the occasion of Black History Month UK, we speak to Joe Arday, Computer Science teacher at Woodbridge High School in Essex, UK, about his experiences in computing education, his thoughts about underrepresentation of Black students in the subject, and his ideas about what needs to be done to engage more Black students. To start…

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Janina Ander

Hello World’s first-ever special edition is here!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Hello World, our free magazine for computing and digital making educators, has just published its very first special edition: The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy! “When I started to peruse the draft for The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy, I was simply stunned.” Monica McGill, founder & CEO of CSEDResearch.org This special edition focuses on…

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Gemma Coleman

Take part in the UK Bebras Challenge 2021 for schools!

1 month 2 weeks ago

The annual UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge is back to provide fun, brain-teasing puzzles for schools from 8 to 19 November! In the free Bebras Challenge, your students get to practise their computational thinking skills while solving a set of accessible, puzzling, and engaging tasks over 40 minutes. It’s tailored for age groups from 6…

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Duncan Maidens

Learn the fundamentals of AI and machine learning with our free online course

1 month 2 weeks ago

Join our free online course Introduction to Machine Learning and AI to discover the fundamentals of machine learning and learn to train your own machine learning models using free online tools. Although artificial intelligence (AI) was once the province of science fiction, these days you’re very likely to hear the term in relation to new…

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Michael Conterio

Should we teach AI and ML differently to other areas of computer science? A challenge

1 month 3 weeks ago

Between September 2021 and March 2022, we’re partnering with The Alan Turing Institute to host a series of free research seminars about how to teach AI and data science to young people. In the second seminar of the series, we were excited to hear from Professor Carsten Schulte, Yannik Fleischer, and Lukas Höper from the…

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Sue Sentance

Inspiring learners about computing through health and well-being projects | Hello World #17

1 month 3 weeks ago

Your brand-new issue of the free Hello World magazine for computing educators focuses on all things health and well-being, featuring useful tools for educators, great ideas for schools, and inspiring projects, ideas, and resources from teachers around the world! One such project was created by the students of James Abela, Head of Computing at Garden…

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Gemma Coleman

Engaging Black students in computing at UK schools — interview with Lynda Chinaka

1 month 3 weeks ago

On the occasion of Black History Month UK, we speak to Lynda Chinaka, Senior Lecturer in Computing in Education at the University of Roehampton, about her experiences in computing education, her thoughts about underrepresentation of Black students in the subject, and her ideas about what needs to be done to engage more Black students. Lynda,…

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Janina Ander

Perspectives on supporting young people in low-income areas to access and engage with computing

1 month 4 weeks ago

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to make computing and digital making accessible to all. To support young people at risk of educational disadvantage because they don’t have access to computing devices outside of school, we’ve set up the Learn at Home campaign. But access is only one part of the story. To learn more…

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Hayley Leonard

Introducing raspberrypi.com

2 months ago

I am delighted to announce the launch of raspberrypi.com — a new website dedicated to Raspberry Pi computers and associated technologies. Head on over to find all about our low-cost, high-performance PCs, add-on boards or HATs, microcontrollers, accessories, and much more.  As well as being able to learn about and purchase the full range of…

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