One of the reasons the Raspberry Pi was introduced was to educate children about computer programming. This tag should be used for any questions related to education and the Raspberry Pi.

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Whitelist internet filter

I want to set my small kids loose on the Raspberry Pi with Scratch 2.0 and code.org without having to worry about them accidentally ending up in the undesirable parts of the web. I have set up ...
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What is so special about Pi?

There are already lot of computers available in the market, using which the students or enthusiasts can learn computer programming. As to the hardware side also there are many educational kits to ...
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What cool things are we doing with the Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm curious about buying and trying out the Raspberry Pi! I'm a moderately experienced linux user. Would love to hear what applications people are using the computer for at home or other, and just ...
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Where can I find existing projects with instructions?

There are several articles with suggestions what to do with a Raspberry Pi but many of them are only ideas without any instructions. Is there a directory of projects that actually have been realized ...
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Is the Raspberry Pi a good teaching tool for students learning assembler?

When I had an assembler course we used a NIOS II Altera board which had a display, some LED lights and programmable buttons. One of the more useful exercises was to write a binary calculator using the ...
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At what age is it good to introduce kids to the RasPi? [closed]

Given that the RasPi is intended as an educational device, what ages is it intended to cater for? Obviously there is no real upper bound - they are already popular in universities, but at what age do ...
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Is there a collection of teaching materials?

Is there anywhere that I can find a collection of teaching materials for the Raspberry Pi? I would hope this could include details such as: Flashing the SD card. Installing the basic OS. ...
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Is it possible to receive an electric shock by touching a Raspberry Pi while it's on?

This is a question of safety for children using the device while they are still being shipped without a case. The USB power source is expected to provide 5V and at least 700mA. Is this enough to give ...
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If I plug my headphones into the audio jack, how do I control the volume?

This will be useful to know before I start just in case the volume is turned to the maximum by default. Also, more importantly, will the maximum volume be high enough to cause immediate hearing ...