When I went to pick up my mail the other day, there were two little white boxes waiting for me inside of an envelope.
They looked like this:
When I opened them up, this is what I found:
A Raspberry Pi. Two of them actually. At $35 each I ordered two of them. That’s a teaspoon above the board to give you some sense of scale. I knew they were small, but I didn’t know they were as small as they are.
These little machines have a lot of potential. Google is giving out 15000 of them to kids in the UK.
I’ve told the kids in my class about them. I’ve told them that they are coming. I honestly think they are more excited about them then they were about the new imacs that we started the year with.
Coding, computer programming and global connections in classrooms aren’t new. But at $35 each, these little machines just might open up this world to a few more people.