Digital Making with Raspberry Pi

Location: Room 217D

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Panel]

Wednesday, June 28, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: Room 217D

Amanda Haughs   Carrie Anne Philbin   Nicholas Provenzano   James Robinson  
The low cost of computing devices has opened up the possibilities in the realm of project-based learning, which treats the computer as a material instead of just a tool. This panel of educators will share their first-hand experience and outcomes from digital making in the classroom.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Students : Innovative designer
Students : Computational thinker
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live, Global Collaboration strand session

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Get an introduction to digital making and Raspberry Pi

Learn from educators about first-hand experience and outcomes of using computers to for project-based learning

Understand the practical considerations to using technology like Raspberry Pi in the classroom

Learn about the cross-curricular potential of digital making


20 Minutes - Sharing examples of digital making with Raspberry Pi by panelists.

30 Minutes - Q&A from audience

10 Minutes - Sharing resources

Supporting research



Amanda Haughs, Campbell Union School District

Amanda Haughs is the Digital Innovation TOSA (teacher on special assignment) for Campbell Union School District, where she supports teachers with engaging all students in meaningful and relevant cross-curricular learning experiences. As a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator, 2016 Silicon Valley CUE Outstanding Educator, Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Haughs is passionate about the integration of technology and computer science education in elementary classrooms to support the development of creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in students.

Carrie Anne Philbin, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Carrie Anne Philbin is Director of Education at the Raspberry Pi Foundation and an award winning Computing teacher and Author of ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi’ a physical computing book for teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi, Programming, and Digital Making. She is also the host of Crash Course Computer Science on YouTube and creator of a YouTube series for teenage girls called Geek Gurl Diaries. Carrie Anne is Chair of the Computing at Schools diversity and inclusion initiative ‘CAS #Include’, a CAS Board member.

Nicholas Provenzano, University Liggett School

Nicholas Provenzano is a Technology Integration Specialist and Makerspace Director, education blogger, and nerdy Maker. He writes on his website,,, the ISTE blog, as well as other prominent educational websites. He was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL and ISTE. Nicholas is an Google Certified Innovator, TEDEd Innovative Educator, and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. Above everything else, he is just a nerdy teacher trying to make a difference in the classroom. You can find his newest book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, online. Nicholas can be found tweeting plenty of nerdy ideas on Twitter at @TheNerdyTeacher

James Robinson, Raspberry PI Foundation

James Robinson is an experienced cross phase Computer Science Teacher. James leads the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s teacher training programme “Picademy”, which gives teachers hands on experience of digital making. He also runs a separate programme which aims to inspire young people into STEAM subject by training and supporting educators to run near space missions. These low cost, high impact missions involve launching a Raspberry Pi (using a helium balloon) to heights exceeding 30km where students can photograph the curvature of the Earth and record sensor data.

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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