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Day Five 2015

Today all the students had the day off! Yesterday's workshop was long, and they were supposed to have a holiday on Saturday, so I decided to give them free Sunday. In all my free time I experimented some more with Coder, and discovered some basic games I could use for teaching. I also worked on gett...


Day Four 2015 - Coder

The day of the web programming workshop had finally arrived. I was excited for all that I had planned for my old and new students but nervous about whether the internet connection would work. It took a while for all of the computers to connect to the pi, and since only some computers had the ability...


Day Three 2015

We started off the day making a tip and tax calculator. The math calculator program we made yesterday was complicated, so I wanted to simplify the material to make sure the students really understood it. Using string functions, math operations, and a topic the students were familiar with, we explore...


Day Two 2015

I had my first morning class today. The main goal today was to get through all the material to create a basic calculator, which meant we need to talk about raw_input. Raw input was a fun topic since the students really felt like they were communicating with the computers. Personally, I believe it's...


Day One 2015

After four flights, and 1 and a half days of travel, I have finally reached Chandigarh! From here it's about a 2 hour drive to Kasauli. Today my plan is to set-up the Pis and explain the basics of the course. I want to go through the parts of the Raspberry Pi and really explore all of its functions....