Joey Bryan, a technical integration specialist for MOREnet, tells us the benefits of the Raspberry Pi in the classroom.
There are few educational resources that are as diverse as a Raspberry Pi. With a price point hovering around $30, its affordability is rivaled only by its versatility. Pi has great accessibility directly out of the box, with built in HDMI, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The operating system primarily controlling the Pi offers multiple coding platforms and interfaces, as well as having Minecraft and Scratch. Educators and learners are able to utilize coding tools that are available without an internet connection, providing a level playing field for those in areas with limited connections. The Pi also has the added option of connecting to the physical world (through LEDs, wires, resistors and breadboards) which provides opportunities for student-driven projects and learning activities.