Workshop on Creative Computing using Scratch on Raspberry Pi

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Invitation to participate in workshop “Creative Computing using Scratch on Raspberry Pi”

This is to invite Develop School Volunteers to participate in “Creative Computing using Scratch on Raspberry Pi”, a half-day or one-day workshop intended to help you better understand the computing technology using “Scratch on Raspberry Pi” to deploy easy and affordable computing technology in government schools. The workshop includes demo/tutorial, hands-on experiments to use Raspberry Pi and other relevant information.

The workshop is being held on September 24 2016 between 9:30 AM to 3 PM at Annasandra Palya School Bangalore. Creative Computing using Scratch on Raspberry Pi leveraging the curriculum from volunteers of Harvard Graduate School and MIT. Now it is translated and deployed in Kannada by Infosys volunteers. Mr. Kiran NG from Infosys CSR team is hosting the workshop on this topic to Volunteers of Develop Schools.

If you have a Raspberry Pi module ( Raspberry Pi 3) you are most welcome to bring it with you for the part of the workshop to try it on your own. If you do not have a Raspberry Pi module, we advise you to get one after the workshop to try it on your own before you deploy this workshops at schools. You are most welcome to bring your middle or high school going, child.

Venue and Driving/Bus Directions

Date: September 24 2016
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Government School Annasandrapalya Main Rd, Vimanapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017, India
Driving Directions: Click here
Admission & Lunch: Free
Contact Numbers: +91 94494487979(Mri. Girish Mudigere) and +91 8095162939(Mr. Krishnamurthy). Please contact these numbers if you are looking for BTS bus number or driving direction to reach the venue.
BTS Bus Numbers from Majestic: Go to http://bmtcroutes.in and enter Your source stop: ‘Majestic (KBS)’ and Your destination stop: ‘HAL Main Gate’
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Online enrollment is closed for Sept 24. Please click here if you want to register for the workshop that will be conducted in October 2016

Agenda

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What is Creative Computing

Creative computing is about creativity. Computer science and computing-related fields have long been introduced to young people in a way that is disconnected from their interests and values – emphasizing technical detail over creative potential. Creative computing supports the development of personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Creative computing is about empowerment. Many young people with access to computers participate as consumers, rather than designers or creators. Creative computing emphasizes the knowledge, practices, and fundamental literacies that young people need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational media that they enjoy in their daily lives.! Raspberry Pi provides an affordable platform to teach and learn Creative computing concepts among many other things.

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that costs between $5 and $35. It’s available anywhere in the world, and can function as a proper desktop computer or be used to build smart devices. The Pi was originally intended to be a microcomputer to teach children coding. Its scope has been expanded after hobbyists and engineers saw its potential, and it is now one of the most popular technology items in the world. You can expand the Raspberry Pi computer with modules, like adding a camera module or a touch screen module, to increase the scope of the device.

You can check out Scratch Guide to get started.

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Workshop by Kiran NG and Team at Kodihalli School

Expected Outcome of the Workshop

Our vision is to produce talented youngsters from schools to the vibrant maker community being developed through the community participation programs initiated by Infosys CSR group. Aim to skill up school children to cope up with the future revolution in technology (Both in hardware and Software) and entrepreneurship. Volunteers are welcome to join/participate and also help in future events of Kiran and team at various government schools, that will help to acquire the skills to independently conduct the workshops and to extend these programs all over India.

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Actual list of Participants of this workshop is 36 including host and few guests

References

1. Creative Computing – Original Guide for Educators
2. Creative Computing – Learner Workbook
3. www.raspberrypi.org
4. www.digitalgreen.org – Integrate/innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human well being.
5. Book on Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python

Comparison Chart of Raspberry Pi Module

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Minutes of the meeting held on September 9

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