10 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

DIY Learning

DIY-ers are becoming more and more inspired by the multiple sources now available for personalized learning. You’ve probably heard of education Web offerings such as CourseraKhan Academy and iTunesU.  Code Academy, a free interactive site that teaches coding, recently announced they are working with companies like NPR, YouTube and Bitly .  At OCLS, we will be offering open study labs to access these free educational sites starting in February.  If you’re interested in learning coding in a classroom setting, DLM-TIC is planning basic coding classes.  Stay tuned to this blog for further details.

03 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Delicious Slice of Tech Pi

Take a look at the video below. Can you believe you’re looking at a fully functioning computer that is the size of a credit-card which plugs into your TV and a keyboard?  This is Raspberry Pi — so cool because it’s a fun, affordable and accessible, open source entry for anyone who wants to learn programming.  Raspberry Pi was invented in the UK especially for the educational market, but the tech community has discovered that this is can be an innovative programming experience for any age group!