“[Children] learn about Word and Powerpoint and Excel. They learn how to use the applications but don’t have the skills to make them,” says Ian Livingstone, life president of Eidos and government skills champion.
“It’s the difference between reading and writing. We’re teaching them how to read, we’re not teaching them how to write.
Meanwhile, the BBC article mentions Raspberry Pi:
It costs around £15 and can be plugged into a TV with the aim of making a computer cheap and simple enough to allow anyone to write programmes
“Hopefully it will bring a solution to a generation of kids who can have the advantages that I had as a kid so they can learn to program and do great things,” says David Braben of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It costs around £15 and can be plugged into a TV with the aim of making a computer cheap and simple enough to allow anyone to write programmes.
I would like to know more about Raspberry Pi; the idea appears to be compatible with my philosophy of mathematical education.