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RTE Meteorologist Checks Out Our Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Our journey with the Raspberry Pi weather station for schools has been well documented. To wrap up and celebrate our project we managed to organise a visit from Gerry Murphy, RTE meteorologist. He came into our school on the 19th of June 2017 to see the 6th class project work and to see the school’s Raspberry Pi Weather station. He had never heard of The Raspberry Pi Weather Station for…

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Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools – Part 3

Having painstakingly assembled the kit and successfully installed the hardware outside, our school’s Raspberry Pi Weather Station has now been diligently recording local weather information for the last number of months. Since then, it has been up to us to ensure its potential for enhancing teaching and learning experiences is maximised. Fortunately there is a wide variety of detailed lesson plans and activities provided in the education section of raspberrypi.org…

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Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools – Part 2

When I stated, in mid-September, that I would promptly return with an update on how our school was progressing with the Raspberry Pi Weather Station I certainly did not expect it would take this long for the follow-up post! Often, the thief of time is procrastination. However, in this case our Pi team had been working diligently each week but was unfortunately stalled by the software set-up process. When I…

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Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools

Our school has, very fortunately, managed to acquire a Raspberry Pi Weather Station. This weather station is a HAT for the Raspberry Pi which enables the collection of weather data, using a variety of sensors which include a rain gauge, an anemometer, a wind vane and a soil temperature probe. It’s designed for use in schools to enable students to create their own weather station, and has a range of…

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The Raspberry Pi – The Digital Swiss Army Knife

As mentioned previously, we have been dabbling with Raspberry Pi computers since 2014. To those unfamiliar with these little gems, a Raspberry Pi is a very affordable, single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools. Initially we looked at how we could use them to help children in senior classes learn programming and based much of the…

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BYOR not BYOB! DIY Robots

Subscribers to the TeachNet blog may remember some of my previous posts on code; To Code or Not to Code?, Cracking the Code & it’s creatively titled sequel Cracking the Code…Again?, all reflecting an the ever burgeoning curiosity among teachers and students around computer programming and becoming code literate. Be it the introductory Hour of Code Week, putting the Scratch Cat through his paces or building a Raspberry Pi Weather…

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ICT Tools for primary science & maths

Spring is in the air and our school is taking part in the Greenwave project. As part of this project pupils record different signs of spring and upload them to the website. Pupils should take pictures of primroses, frog spawn, the Horse Chestnut tree, the Ash tree and the swallow. Videos and fact files are available on the site. CLICK HERE. As well as taking digital photos of the different…

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