Google Buys Raspberry Pi and Arduino Units for UK Classrooms

Google’s Eric Schmidt has made it known that cash will be available through its investment into Teach First for UK Computer Teachers. This money would be available for teachers to purchase Raspberry Pi and Arduino units for UK classrooms. This announcement was made at the UK Science Museum where we was to talk about Mountain View and the charity’s partnership. The charity is known for taking top university grads and placing them in schools to teach disadvantaged children. Funding for over a hundred places was made possible as Schmidt aims to push computer scientists to reintroduce principles of engineering to students. Who knows, maybe the reteaching of engineering principles today will shape the Project Glass type projects of tomorrow.

 

source: BBC News
via: Engadget

  • Mei

    Good cause.  We need more engineers and not many doing well in school.

  • Mei

    Good cause.  We need more engineers and not many doing well in school.