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Can $35 Raspberry Pi computer teach kids to program?

Somehow, I don't think so. There are lots of much more attractive programming environments around that are accessible to kids through schools and libraries. I don't see any great benefits to this approach. But I'd love to be wrong! :-) JO

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:07AM by Registered CommenterJoel | Comments2 Comments

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I think the raspberry pi is a greak budget solution, however there are better ons: Sony has recently created a similar device. It costs 15$ more (50$), but it's ARM based and runs android...
May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterComputer Master
Most of the programming tasks require minimal knowledge of arithmetic and algebra skills. Kids don't need to be taught to use the programs they normally use. They should, be taught how to use the programs they will later need in life like spreadsheets and databases.

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