Raspberry Pi Kits for Kids Interested in Computer Programming

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The Description

With these funds we will purchase 21 Raspberry Pi 3 kits empowering students to learn principles of Computer Science, computer hardware, and Information Technology during our International Investigations Week (IIW).

At Westchester Academy, every year, upon returning from the winter break, students spend a week working on topics of global significance. Students are free to choose topics that interest them and enroll in mini-courses. Students then spend the the week researching their topic to create a final product that showcases what they have learned by the end of the week. For example, last year my students learned careers in engineering and the oil industry.

This year I am sponsoring three seniors who are willing to lead a class of 8-10th graders to teach computer programming on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform. Raspberry Pi is a popular platform around the world not only for tinkerers but for educators alike for their low starting price point; about $35 per board. However, a complete kit to get started comes out to about $80 per student. This includes additional components that do not come with the bare board like a microSD card, power supply, display, case, and keyboard+mouse.

Our goal is to have each student work on their own kit so they can try as many tools and create as many projects as they may desire.

I'm starting this early so we'll have enough time to ask for generous donors.

Thank you for supporting our project and most importantly, the 21st century digital citizens of tomorrow.

Mr. Carandang

Back Up Plan

As many individual complete sets as possible to get students working on them in pairs or trios if necessary.

Our components would be:

Raspberry Pi 3 Amazon purchase ($37, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):

https://amzn.com/B01CD5VC92

SanDisk 16 GB microSD card with USB adapter 10-pack ($57, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):

https://amzn.com/B01BDZW34Q

2a, 5v power supply bulk 20-pack ($50, Amazon):

https://amzn.com/B01FT8193E

LCD Touchscreen Kit with Integrated Case ($22, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):

https://amzn.com/B01CNJVG8K

Logitech MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo ($15, Amazon):

https://amzn.com/B003NREDC8

4 way power splitter, 3-pack, ($22, Amazon, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):

https://amzn.com/B01GSFFEOC

Fundraiser Updates (2)

Day 2 Learning to make sounds on the Raspberry Pi 3's

January 5, 2017

Again, thank you so much for your support. Today kids are learning to make sounds on the Raspberry Pi 3.

Thank you for your support.

January 5, 2017

Love these kids and happy to see female students interested in coding. Thank you for your support.

 

 

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About the Creator

IB/AP Math Teacher and Support Teacher, Math Department Chair and Campus ETrainer

Investments (10)

$103

Ralph Pendarvis

10 months ago

$103

Aaron Simon

10 months ago

$103

Charlie Simon

10 months ago

$75

Ken and Shelley McDougall

10 months ago

$500

Anonymous

10 months ago

$20

Taylor Kingshill

10 months ago

$26

LISA HILL

10 months ago

$103

Emmanuel Rolland-Piegue

11 months ago

$50

Elizabeth Duarte

11 months ago

$103

Anonymous

11 months ago