04 February 2013
On Friday, I went along to the Excel Centre in London's Docklands for the BETT conference, which is about learning technology. I haven't been to BETT before, but this year I was keen to go to find out how teachers are using the Raspberry Pi in classrooms, and what the recommendations are for incorporating them in lessons. One of the audiences I had in mind when writing Raspberry Pi for Dummies was teachers, many of whom will need to learn Linux and physical computing for the first time, perhaps learning it alongside their students.
I've documented the key lessons from BETT for teachers who want to use the Raspberry Pi, with notes from the sessions and some photos I took there. Read my story about the Raspberry Pi at BETT 2013 here.
Amateurish marketing from a company with a limited marketing budget.
See also the archetypal nerd hero of "Super Scratch Programming Adventure", although at least he's not bald.
I didn't object to the hero of "Super Scratch Programming Adventure". He is a bit of a nerd, but not excessively so, and to some extent you have to respect the material and the audience. It would be odd for a sports book not to feature sporty characters, for example. For this book, it would have been more inclusive to have had a boy and girl team, and that could have worked well within the format of the story. The book makes nerds and programmers look cool, though, so that's a good thing.
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