Selecting and preparing Micro SD cards for Raspberry Pi's
What type of card do you need:
The recommended is to have a Class 10 card. This will ensure fast read and write soeeds. 8Gb has enough room for all your school work and LAMP requirements. You can use a larger compacity cards and this is based on price.
The most cost effective card at the moment is: SanDisk Ultra 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Class 10 - for under $10. (Umart and Office works).
Place the micro SD into the SD adaptor card and place this into your SD slot using the adaptor:
Note: you will be using a micro SD card and therefore you will need to use the SD adaptor or external card reader.
How to format a SD card ready for raspbian.
Download the SD Card Formatter from the SD Association