Grant proposal fruitful for Bolting

Grant proposal fruitful for Bolting

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Computer Science teacher Steven Bolting has received a grant from the the Alief Education Foundation.With this grant, Bolting hopes to increase student’s access to computers and programming devices. With the help of some Raspberry Pi, he will do just that.Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer that plugs into any media devices ( i.e. TV, keyboard, desktop, and etc). It is capable of doing things that a regular desktop PC can do, like spreadsheets, word-processing, games, and playing high-definition videos.  Due to the lack of student access to hardware, computers, or internet at home, Bolting could not give out homework assignments.”Some students do not have access to things like hardware or internet at home, so I could not give them homework assignments,” he said.

But with the help of these portable computers, students with limited access to internet or computers will be able to complete their homework assignments and improve their knowledge of computer programming.

“These [ Raspberry Pi] will come in a kit and we will assemble it in a protective cover so that students can take it home and work on it. Since they can see the computer’s hardware, they will be able to learn more about computer programming and how it works,” Bolting said.

The grant will provide 10 computers and accessories.