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Have you Used Arduino or Raspberry Pi in Your Classroom?

by Kelly Walsh on August 15, 2016



These Low Cost Easily Programmable Circuit Boards can be Used for Projects in Many Academic Subject Areas

I’m looking to share stories about teacher and student uses of these relatively inexpensive gadgets in their classrooms. For those not familiar with these, the device pictured above is an Arduino programmable circuit board. The one pictured below is a Raspberry Pi. These are two of the more well known breed of low-cost microcontroller devboards available these days for hobbyists, or for prototyping. Different models can be purchased for as little as (US) $5 or up to $50 or more.

Teachers and students have been using these types of devices in the classroom. The folks who make Raspberry Pi have published the Raspberry Pi Teachers Guide, and a teacher started this Arduino Classroom web site.

I’d love to share some stories about how teachers are using devices like these in their classrooms for fun and creative projects. Drop me a line if you have a story to share (we’ll chat and I’ll write it up)!



Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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