Google has decided to join the fun of developing coding tools for the Raspberry Pi with a new tool called Coder. With Coder, users can develop their own apps for the web and then host them on a miniature server located directly on the Raspberry Pi. The overall cost for the DIY programming project, using Google’s recommended materials, is under $50 — and all of the educational materials are free. Both students and trainers simply download information onto an SD card, plug it into the tiny computer, connect to a shared Wi-Fi and access Coder through Chrome. The whole process, according to the developers, takes just 10 minutes.
This brings some great news to the StagingChanges organization where we use Raspberry Pis to teach Scratch Programming. With these tools, we would be effectively able to teach Web Programming with out the cost of an additional hosting environment. We are certainly going to evaluate this in our curriculum. Check out the video below.
So this has to be the most heroic effort I have seen from someone I personally know. My friend and StagingChanges.Org team member Lynx Garcia helped to rescue and save the 5 students who were struck by an SUV in Queens today. Lynx is seen in this video 50 seconds into the video discussing this tragedy. I can’t say enough great things about Lynx. I knew she was a hero since day one, and this just shows the world how special she is! Thank you Lynx for being a part of our team and for making a difference in the world!
The videos in the link below are graphic so please don’t click if you cant stomach it.
Apple revealed the iPhone 5S. Here are some of the key things you can expect when it becomes available on September 20th, 2013. Check out the video trailer here.
Major Camera Improvements.
Better Battery Life.
64 Bit Processor for Faster App & Browsing Performance.
Better Security with Touch ID.
Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old high school student from Victoria, British Columbia, designed a flashlight that’s powered entirely by body heat — specifically, heat produced from the palms of your hands.
On November 16th, 2013 Staging Changes will be offering another training offering for kids on building a Raspberry Pi Computer, and Programming Programming with Animation with Scratch. This will be for children ages 8-15. We will introduce your child to the Rasberry pi a credit-card sized micro computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. The single-board computer was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
Our comprehensive training program makes teaching technology to your kids fun, eventful & memorable. Our goal is to have your child walk away with a basic understanding of how computers work and how they can be used to create software.
What will your child learn?
- This class will teach your child how to build their own Raspberry Pi computer and tech your child the basic components to a computer including and not limited to installing an Operating system, Assembling the Circuit Board, Applying a Case, Connect it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor. Upon building the PC, your child will learn to boot the computer, connect to the internet and begin learning basic programming using the device.
- We will also introduce your child to Scratch (programming language). With Scratch, your child will learn to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations. They will also learn the concepts of programming using Video Games, and Visual Animation.
- Upon completing their initial lab work and exercises, kids will then get to open up actual video games and modify the code and tailor it to their liking.
Where does it take place?
- This class will take place in Staten Island, New York. Details on time and location will be emailed upon registration and admission to the course.
What is the cost?
- There is a small administrative fee of $40 once you have confirmed interest in the program. This goes towards continuing the program and covering the cost of Beverages and Food for your kids during the training.
How do I sign up?
If you think that your child will benefit from this course, Enroll Now by filling out the form below: