The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little computer which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, such as spreadsheets, word-processing and games.
It also plays high-definition video. The RPi can also be used to give students opportunities to create programmes that control devices.
Mr Gove believes it’s the “kind of initiative which will give children the opportunity to learn the fundamental of programming.”
With Google Giving providing Raspberry Pis for 15,000 school children and the Raspberry Pi Foundation reporting that it sold its millionth Pi in April, there are plenty of these devices in classrooms.