The first Raspberry Pi game jam was recently held in Manchester, according to Develop. Using the affordable computing devices, the event offered 336 teachers and educators who attended the basic skills needed to apply their knowledge and teach coding in the classroom.
UK electrical goods and Raspberry Pi distributor CPC, along with Raspberry Jam network founder and principle ICT teacher, Alan O'Donohoe, held the event in Manchester Central. The event also hosted an interactive debate on the future direction of ICT curriculum in education and how technologies such as Raspberry Pi can help change existing curriculum. The panel included Professor Steve Furber (Principal Designer of BBC Micro) (pictured above), Pete Lomas (Raspberry Pi co-founder), teachers such as Carrie Anne Philbin, and was streamed live around the world.
“The Raspberry Pi computer is a fantastic tool to inspire and engage learners to enter the world of computing science with its massive educational potential. The aim of the Raspberry Jamboree conference is to identify and share the impact that this low-cost computer is having on education,” said O’Donohoe.
The event was part of the 2013 Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition.
You can learn more about the tiny ARM-based computing solution at www.raspberrypi.org.