Arkansas Students Enjoy Raspberry Pi Devices for Pi Day

Happy National Pi Day!

Arkansas Elementary School students celebrated the observance with Raspberry Pi devices. These credit card-sized computers helped students understand and shape their digital world through programming.

Representatives from the Aurora Public Schools Information Technology team hosted an engaging Raspberry Pi event for students who exhibit an interest in technology careers. Students voiced their dreams of becoming Tesla designers, YouTube stars, Microsoft employees and more.

Tyreke Banks, a Hinkley High School senior and APS ASCENT student who is one step closer to fulfilling his tech dreams, led a friendly Scratch 2.0 computer programming lesson for the group. Utilizing critical and creative thinking skills, the young Wildcats built their own Rock Band with sprites (avatars), sounds, motions and backgrounds.

In APS, we believe that all students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential. We thank our IT team for this small event, which we are confident has made a big impact on each student’s future.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.