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James O'Donnell Author

I wish I could heart this more than once. Your blog post hits home.

The kids we are working with are from several disadvantaged schools here in Albuquerque. Our first take is that we will get better participation if we can cover as the need for child care during one of the school breaks. So we will be running the camp for five days. We are using all Raspberry Pi and will be providing these kids with computers, keyboard, mouse and screen for the class. They take the system home at the end of camp.

The topics are a big problem. I am trying to take the approach that these kids need not have ever used a computer before. The first day is probably going to be spent getting used to NOOBs. From there? I don't know. I have seen several approaches and theories on the best way to introduce programming concepts before breaking out code. Sadly, I haven't seen a condensed curriculum around this.