Google Gives 15,000 Raspberry Pi Computers To UK Schools
Google announced that it will donate 15000 Raspberry Pi computers to British schoolchildren to encourage software coding lessons in the classroom! The partnership was announced at Chesterton Community College in Cambridge, where children were given a coding lesson by Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton.The Raspberry Pi runs versions of the Linux operating system – stored on an SD card – and by default supports Python, which is seen as a good programming language for novices to tackle. Any other language compatible with the ARM architecture can be used, however. Google and Raspberry Pi said they would work together with six educational partners in the UK including Codeclub, Computing At School, Generating Genius, Coderdojo, Teach First and OCR. Each will be supplied with the Raspberry Pi computers.