Hungry For Pi

As I blogged earlier in the week, I saw a lot of technology which was related to the new computing curriculum and this got me thinking. I wasn’t 100% sold on a couple of things so I decided to look into them a little further.

One of the things I wasn’t sure on was the Raspberry Pi. In all honesty, I couldn’t see what this little computer could do that the laptops in school couldn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I think it looks very cool (you can see all the circuit board) and I love that it’s tiny… but why is it better?

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Raspberries, Apples, Scratching and Pythons.

The new computing curriculum is on its way, whether we like it or not… and, coincidentally, I do. I think part of my relative happiness that the IT curriculum is being updated stems from the fact that I like technology.

I’ve always loved a good gadget and taught myself to use a couple of different ‘coding languages’, albeit to a fairly simple level. And the new curriculum, as we all know, includes a section on computer science. The nerd in me loves this!

I was lucky enough today to attend the Hull IT conference 2014 and got to see some pretty cool stuff. I’m not going to blab on too much about it all – a lot of it was marketing – but I’ll mention a couple of things I’ve taken away from the day.

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