Educator and innovator Seymour Papert coined the phrase "Computer as Material" in 1988, long before maker-focused technology products such as Arduino, littleBits, and Raspberry Pi revolutionized the opportunities for youth to access affordable technology that could be used as both a tool and a material in maker projects. With greater access to these empowering technologies, how do librarians and educators support young people and maker communities? Matt Richardson, Product Evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity with the mission to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, will share a vision for digital making and physical computing in formal and informal education settings. Attendees will learn how the Raspberry Pi Foundation fosters a deeper understanding of technology among people of all ages through affordable computers, educational resources, and a community of enthusiasts.
Meeting Type: Program
Interests: Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Type of Library: Academic, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Raspberry Pi Foundation