Python in Education

Teach, Learn, Program

Publisher: O'Reilly
Released: March 2015

You’ve probably heard about the computing revolution in schools, and perhaps you’ve even heard of Raspberry Pi. The Python programming language is at the center of these fundamental changes in computing education. Whether you’re a programmer, teacher, student, or parent, this report arms you with the facts and information you need to understand where Python sits within this context.

Author Nicholas Tollervey takes you through the features that make Python appropriate for education, and explains how an active Python community supports educational outreach. You’ll also learn how Raspberry Pi is inspiring a new generation of programmers—with Python’s help.

Python in Education

  • Programmers: Learn how you and your colleagues may continue your professional development by supporting the next generation of programmers.
  • Teachers: Find out how to learn about Python, get involved with and find support from the wider Python community, and become acquainted with the story of Python (an interesting subject in itself when teaching computing).
  • Students: Discover where to learn Python and how to get in touch with the wider community.
  • Parents: Get the information you need to support your child, dismiss fears and uncertainties you may have, and find answers to some of your questions about learning to program with Python.

Nicholas H. Tollervey is a classically trained musician, philosophy graduate, teacher, writer, and software developer. He’s just like this biography: concise, honest, and full of useful information.

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Table of Content:


1. The Story of Python

2. A Pythonic Case study

Raspberry pi

3. Why Python in Education

Code Readablity

Obvious Simplicity

Open extensibility

Cross-Platform Runability


4. Python's Secret Weapon: Community!



5. Looking Ahead

About The Author

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