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Google is to indirectly equip 102 UK schools with Raspberry Pi devices.

The ZX81 de nos jours - though Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who announced the scheme last night, likened the Pi to the more education-centric, posher BBC Micro - will come to schools through UK charity Teach First.

Google and Teach First will fund the training of 102 computer science teachers - 61 focus on IT, 41 with a more science bent - over the three years the programme is envisaged to run.

Would-be educators will undergo six months' training and then be funded to spend at least two years teaching.

Each teacher will come to a school with cash to be used to buy "innovative teaching aids to inspire their classes".

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Schmidt highlighted the Raspberry Pi as an example of just such and aid. He also mentioned the Arduino hardware controller board.

Both have the particular advantage of being cheap, allowing Google, Teach First and their 102 educators the opportunity to put more of the machines in front of kids than focusing on complete systems would allow them to. ®

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