Help me give my students the ability to learn programming using a Raspberry Pi device that will open up more opportunities to learn higher level languages and increase their interest in computer science.
As a teacher in a high poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to create an environment where they can experience things in the classroom they may never have the opportunity to in their lives.
They like to be noticed, work hard, and have a desire to be successful.
Many students are being raised in single parent or blended households and receive a free or reduced lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. I am hopeful to inspire even our learners with challenges in and out of school to continue on a path of heightened interest in fields they may never be able to explore.
The goal of using the Raspberry Pi devices is to fill a void that our district has left with middle school students I work with.
They will be able to use not only the knowledge they gain, but spread the word on how fun and engaging programming can be, and hopefully bring back a program that will spark the next generation of computer scientists.
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|CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with Premium Clear Case and 2.5A Power Supply • Amazon Business||$54.99||5||$274.95|
|Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME64GA/AM) • Amazon Business||$12.99||5||$64.95|
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