On Monday of this week we discussed the Raspberry Pi for an hour. We talked about the components of the Raspberry Pi ( USB, HDMI, SD, GPIO, etc. ) as well as created a bootable SD Card and connected it to the Internet. We hooked up the keyboard, mouse, power supply, and HDMI-capable TV. It was fun to watch their faces as the Raspberry PI booted and started generating a log and instructions on the TV. We configured it appropriately and started playing a bit with the GUI and command line interfaces. It was a lot of fun.
Tueday we will be spending an hour or more using Google Coder for Raspberry PI to build HTML5 Websites using the Raspberry PI as a Web Server.
Computer science and programming needs to be actively taught in the educational system in the United States. I encourage you to introduce your children to an hour of programming this week. I know I will be teaching an hour of coding everyday this week in Sarasota, Florida.