Student Michael Tennant recently returned to Zimbabwe, a country he last saw when he was two years old, to help teach computer science. Here, in his own words, is what he got up to.
A few decades ago, students conducting space-based science projects sounded like something from the realms of science fiction. But with the falling cost, not to mention size, of hardware, it’s now much more possible.
Mike Roberts is a Senior Software Engineer here at pi-top. Mike joined the team in the company’s early days, over three years ago. In honour of Programmer’s Day, celebrated on the on the 256th day of the year, we decided to sit down to have a chat with Mike about his experience working at pi-top, and […]
When it comes to any revolution, pi-top believes in backing up the talk with action – or, in this case, by making! We partnered with EdTech Austin, a local volunteer-led and organized Meetup group who, in their own words “…challenge our community to think through ways in which technology can enhance and promote real learning […]
“Let them try the technology and see what they can do with it” says Dr LaRue Moore of the IT Academy at Kennedy High School in Richmond, California, “because they need to feel like they can succeed in today’s world.”
Vehicles from 30 US high schools arrived in Texas to take part in the 25th Solar Car Challenge race in the summer of 2018, each hoping to cover 1,300 miles from Fort Worth, Texas to Palmdale, California. An event like this combining learning by making, engineering and computers had pi-top written all over it – this […]
Since 2013 the BCS’ Bedford branch have been running a coding competition for UK schools at Cranfield University to cultivate young computing leaders, and this year, some of the pi-top team were invited along as guests and to present the winning team with a pi-top. Mark Stewart (pi-top CCO) has a long-standing relationship with Cranfield University, one […]
Three Words to Describe pi-tops? “They. Are. Amazing.” Dean Johnston is the Deputy Headteacher at Corbridge Middle School in Corbridge, north-east England. Corbridge is a popular 9-13 middle school with high academic standards, and a focus on developing successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. As well as being deputy head, Dean teaches computing technology […]
Here at pi-top we love using Scratch with our physical computing projects so we decided it would be a good idea to share with you one of our favourite projects in honour of Scratch Day on the 11th of May 2019: Quick Reaction Game. When we’re out and about running workshops, we often show students how […]