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Inspire your students’ passion for STEM!

pi-top provides educators with all the tools needed to make teaching and learning standards-based Computer Science easy and engaging.

Powered by a unique Raspberry Pi programmable ecosystem, pi-top blends step-by-step coding, robotics, and engineering lessons with hands-on hardware applications.

What makes pi-top different:

  1. Raspberry Pi! - Some computer science and robotics products use proprietary software that limit product usage solely to their own devices. With pi-top, teachers and students are only limited by their imagination - allowing schools to integrate components that they already have to create exciting, one-of-a-kind projects.

  2. Flexibility - No need to purchase different products for different skill levels. Your pi-top products can be used for lessons from beginner coding to advanced programming, offering differentiated instruction opportunities based on each student’s skill level.

  3. Teacher Support - Can teaching computer science be easy for “non-techy” teachers? Yes! pi-top provides step-by-step computer science activities, easy to understand lesson plans, and comprehensive professional development activities, designed to give teachers the skills and confidence to implement pi-top into their lessons.

  4. The Further CS Library - Further provides easy-to-implement computer science lessons that combine standards-aligned skills with relevant, real life activities to keep students excited to learn.

 

Please contact your Regional Manager for more information, or use the links above to gain access to more specific information.

 

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pi-top [4] is a portable brain that can be clipped from project to project without needing to rebuild. pi-top [4] also works with a range of products you might already have at school or home like Arduino or micro:bit.

Features include:

  • 5 hour internal battery - Go anywhere and keep your projects running for longer.

  • Power management system - This best-in-class system includes soft shutdown & UPS to avoid SD card corruption.

  • USB-C Power Delivery - specification at 15V for faster battery charging.

  • Integrated heat sink & cooling fan - make temperature regulation a breeze with the centrifugal fan, even with overclocking.

  • Programmable buttons & screen - Interact with your projects at the click of a button and with the OLED mini screen.

  • Integrated 1-watt loudspeaker - If you want to go louder, simply connect to the external jack.

  • Full access to the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO - Female 40-pin connector with labeled ports puts an end to pesky bent pins.

  • Full access to all of Pi’s ports - USB 3.0, USB 2.0, RPi OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, GPIO & dual HDMI connectors.

 
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Robotics Kits

Coding and other STEM skills are highly valued in our modern workforce. Learning robotics is a fun, hands-on way to explore programming and engineering.

Even if your chosen career isn’t in technology, you’ll develop key skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork and more.

With 50+ metal build plates, servo motors, encoder motors, wheels, camera, ultrasonic sensor and more, the pi-top [4] Robotics Kit includes all the components you need.

 
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Electronics Kits

Replace passive screen time with active learning time by creating simple electronics projects, and learning to code them.

Control lights and sounds with sensors, buttons and potentiometers. Begin with a few lines of code to turn on an LED when a button is pressed. Progress with additional components and code.

 

Implementing pi-top products in the classroom is easy! Our step by step guides walk you through setting up and getting started with projects that will excite and engage your students.

 
Further Online Project Library
 

From beginner to advanced, Further offers 100+ hours of exciting standards-aligned computer science lessons and activities.

Further gives students the tools to meet key STEM standards while building the important soft skills crucial for their future. Skills attained through Further activities include:

  • Coding

  • Robotics

  • Engineering

  • Electronics

  • Critical thinking

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Creativity

Features include:

  • Register with Clever or Google Classroom - Sync your classes and students with Further - no manual set-up. Talk with us about integrating with other cloud-based LMS.

  • Align to a range of standards - Filter content based on curriculum requirements, to ensure students have the skills and experience they need.

  • Monitor your students’ progress - Include tasks within projects that students need to complete. At any time, you can view student responses to tasks and give feedback using comments.

  • Training sessions & facilitator guides. - We provide training and guides to help educators use pi-top’s ecosystem within their classroom for better learning outcomes.

  • Customise your projects - Teachers can add or remove sections, and change them to reference items available in their school.

  • Download the projects as a PDF - Any of the projects in Further can be downloaded as a PDF for use as a printable handout.

  • Access a world of challenges - By combining Further with our hardware, students in a physics, chemistry or design class can learn with hands-on physical computing and coding.

  • Deploy code from Further to a pi-top - Our ‘Code Runner’ allows students to write code on their computers, send code to the pi-top [4] for execution, and interact with it in real-time.

  • Fully collaborative workflow - Several students can work together on their submissions to learning challenges.

  • Remote learning ready - Students working from home can program robots and experiments remotely!

 
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