Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi Pico CC254 / C01

Start date
22 Oct 21
Duration
90 Minutes
Location
City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RU View on Google Map

Summary

Physical computing links to many aspects of the GCSE CS specification, and is a powerful means to engage students with programming projects. The Raspberry Pi Pico is an easy-to-use micro-controller device that attaches to an existing computer, making writing and downloading programs onto the device an easy process.
During this CPD you’ll explore how the Pico, which is equipped with general-purpose input and output (GPIO) pins, can be used to control and receive input from a huge variety of electronic components and digital devices. It is suitable for use with students at key stage 3 and 4 who have experience of writing text based code.
You’ll find out how to setup the device, how to make use of the GPIO pins for sensor input and actuator output, and explore how to use the device with students using free, high-quality lesson resources from the Teach Computing Curriculum.
A loanable set of Picos and add-ons is available from your local hub, and can be used to implement this CPD in your classroom.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at all teachers and subject leaders of computing, with some programming experience.
How will you learn?
Hands-on experiential learning with the collaborative support of your peers, led by an experienced facilitator. The course will model teaching approaches that can be taken back to the classroom.
How long is the course?
This course consists of a single 90 minute session.

Who is the course leader?

  • Neil Crumpton

    Having started out as a real-time embedded software engineer in Telecomms R&D I moved into teaching in 2003. I taught for 16 years in a mix of...

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
● Use physical computing to engage students in programming projects and subject knowledge development
● Create simple Python programs to control the Raspberry Pi Pico
● Use lesson resources from the Teach Computing Curriculum unit to teach great lessons using the Pico

Sessions

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1 Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi Pico22 October 202115:00-16:30City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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