Watch a 4th grade student at the Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School take us through setting up a 3P-KLO. She will show us what’s inside the 3P-KLO, how to connect it to a TV, and some of the fun activities you can do with the Raspberry Pi!
The 3P-KLO is a portable Raspberry Pi pack that comes with a Raspberry Pi Model B and all the accessories necessary to use it on any television. The name 3P-KLO stands for the “Portable Pi Pack” at the Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School. The name and logo were designed by students at the Kennedy-Longfellow School as part of a Raspberry Pi event held in November at the school. Two winners and two runners-up for the name and logo design, along with one randomly selected winner, won their very own 3P-KLO! The name, created by a 5th grade student, is a play on the popular Star Wars character, C-3PO. The logo was designed by a 3rd grade student at the Kennedy-Longfellow School.
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Over 150 family members, students, staff and friends of Kennedy-Longfellow School and Lesley joined us on Thursday, December 6th in the school cafeteria to celebrate the launching of the Raspberry Pi program. The energy was buzzing and the pizza flying as the evening launched with welcoming remarks from Mrs. Gerber, KLO Principal. Mrs. Gerber recognized the partnership donor, Al and his wife, Anne Merck, in addition to the Lesley President Joe Moore, Dean Jack Gillette, Chief of Staff MaryPat Lohse, CPS Superintendent Jeffrey Young, and of course, KLO student and staff volunteers. Pi logo and name contestants were jittery with excitement as the winning entries were called. The winning logo and name are proudly displayed on each of the finished Pi Packs (now called the “3P K-LO” with the 3Ps standing for “portable pi pack.”
The evening capped off with the afterschool Scratch Club sharing their projects that they have been working on for the past several weeks. Scratch is a kid-friendly programming software developed by the wonderful folks at the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten department. The KLO nine Scratchers, grades 2-5, meet weekly in the computer lab to develop and share game and animations. Special thanks to John Maloney, Research Specialist at Lifelong Kindergarten and senior Scratch developer, for attending the Pi Launch party and sharing in the excitement.
For more information about the evening, see Partnership with Cambridge School Integrates Technology in Classrooms