Always Learning…

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I’m a teacher, of course I’m a big believer in learning new things!

But really, more than that, I really do love to learn new things. I think the world is an interesting place and there are so many new things to learn about. I was very interested in astronomy a few years ago. I love history. I’m always interested in learning new things about new technologies.

What about you? What are you interested in? What are you learning about or what would you like to be learning about?

Raspberry Pi

How would you like a whole computer for just $35?

Sounds to be good to be true doesn’t it? But that fact is that the Raspberry Pi computers are an entire computer for just $35. You need to add your own mouse, keyboard and monitor, but a lot of people have those around their house.

Raspberry Pi’s were invented to help teach kids to program computers. Most people know how to run computers, but not very many people know how to actually program them and make them do what they want. This is actually too bad because there are unlimited numbers of cool things that you can do with a little programming knowledge.

We have one Raspberry Pi running in the classroom right now and I’m going to set up at least one more (as soon as I can figure out where to put it….)

There’s a lot of cool stuff on their website and a lot of stuff online that people have done with these little machines. Just Google it up and see some of the cool projects people are doing.

 

Welcome Back

This school year is going to be busy and interesting.

So much of what we do is about your questions and about your ideas.

This is not a classroom filled with worksheets and spelling tests, but it is one where I expect you to think deeply and carefully about a lot of different issues to try to build up your place in the world.

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