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by bruceD
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Scope of RasPi project in education
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Scope of RasPi project in education

The only must-have is virality - the ability to go viral.
by bruceD
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 401760

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Please no cases! R-pi is for kids to handle, empathise with, break and learn to solder, seek the physics inside components and learn the scale jumps between the chip and the circuit board and the web as steps to those between neurons and the zoosphere, touch components and dream about how to impr...
by bruceD
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Re: Science and Maths programs
Replies: 15
Views: 6588

Re: Science and Maths programs

<t>Am I the only fan here of Wolfram Alpha the maths search engine?<br/> It's online, it's free, it's backed by Mathematica, and has virtually every math algorithm ready coded. The creators are sitting on and using constructively several billion, so don't need to charge. When Stephen Wolfram wrote A...
by bruceD
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No programming skills
Replies: 36
Views: 9514

Re: No programming skills

<t>Hi sightlight In the 1970's many kids learnt programming from typing in games from magazines, then debugging. R-pi will be used in places where the teaching is zilch, the net is down or hasn't reached, and an able youngster has cobbled a system together, or perhaps in a hole in the wall situation...
by bruceD
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No programming skills
Replies: 36
Views: 9514

Re: No programming skills

<t>A first ten programs, where fleshing out a skeleton or just typing in the code and debugging might spark an interest.<br/> <br/> Hello World in language of choice, with two sentence follow up.<br/> Eliza<br/> Worddrop<br/> Tit for tat, with options like defaulting, generous, generous with enigma,...
by bruceD
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: REAL computer science classes in high school
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: REAL computer science classes in high school

Can we build a list of topics, with newbie/inter/journeyman examples, that might be in real computer science?
And use RP to demonstrate them, for exploring, extending, enthusing others?
Perhaps like what Wolfram Demonstrations has done/is doing for math.
by bruceD
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No programming skills
Replies: 36
Views: 9514

Re: No programming skills

Would a list of Hello World's be useful to give us a flavour of each language?
And maybe a simple sample of Eliza?

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