Speak to me of the Pi- Raspberry Pi, I mean
I've heard people reference Rasperry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org) and I'm intrigued. I'm not only a very minor-league geek, but also the mom of a budding major league geek. So I did my research, like http://www.edutopia.org/blog/radically-transforming-teaching-programming...
I attended a session at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (http://nhcmtc.org) in Manchester, NH earlier this month, and now I'm...stumped. I get why some teachers love it. I get how it can be useful for the motivated kiddo who has a role access to face-to-face mentors and good online access to the communities.
My question is this: What about the less-than- motivated budding programmer who has limited access to those things? Can Raspberry Pi work for him? How do we know if it's a good fit for our kids- because we all know that all tools aren't right for all kids. What makes it work- or not work?
Speak to me Edutopians. I may have some last-minute shopping to do.