OK-ISAC promotes technology education by offering Raspberry Pi devices to Oklahoma schools
By Miranda Gilbert
Every Oklahoma student should have a piece of the pie – the technology pi, that is!
OK-ISAC has a sweet deal for Oklahoma schools that could use a Raspberry Pi for more student learning and engagement activities in STEM and STEAM classes.
Applications to request a free CanaKit are now available to educators in secondary (grades 8-12) and higher education and will be accepted through April 5. The kit includes a Raspberry Pi 4 and the accessories needed to help educators bake up some great lesson plans.
The Raspberry Pi 4, with 4GB of RAM, offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory and connectivity compared to the prior-generation boards, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption.
The kit contains one high quality 4K60P Micro HDMI to HDMI cable (6 feet) to provide the best output display resolution support and an option for dual monitor capabilities. Also included is a CanaKit 3.5A USB-C power supply (UL Listed) specially designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 4. This power supply incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability.
Recipients will receive the popular black, high-gloss finish CanaKit Raspberry Pi case which is adapted to be fully compatible with the Pi 4, as well as a set of three Aluminum Heat Sinks and a CanaKit low-noise fan to help keep the Pi 4 running cool.
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.
SanDisk 32GB MicroSD w/NOOBS.
Premium black case.
CanaKit USB-C power supply.
Micro HDMI cable.
USB card reader.
Set of three aluminum heat ainks.
CanaKit Quick-Start Guide.
One of OK-ISAC’s missions is to combat the cybersecurity workforce shortage by assisting in the improvement and advancement of a well-trained cybersecurity labor pool in Oklahoma. They encourage pursuit of cybersecurity careers by helping to create hands-on opportunities for K-12 and higher education students to experience. OK-ISAC is proud to support that mission by offering Oklahoma schools these kits, made possible by funding from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security from the Homeland Security Grant Program.
Kits are limited and will be shared with schools that voice a need combined with plans for immediate use in the classroom.
- LinkedIn Learning Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide.
- The official Raspberry Pi Education Manual (tutorials for Scratch and Python, command line basics and more).
- Raspbian OS (basic Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi).
- Raspberry Pi Wiki.