BBC Micro:bit. Small yet powerful, Micro:bit is a great route to #coding in the classroom

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Mobile Tech Talk
28 minutes

What will I learn?

For its size, the micro:bit is an incredible educational tool that will let teachers, parents and students have fun with code to create games, wearable tech and other devices as yet to be imagined. Its small size and built-in sensors make it quick to code and entertaining to use, but it’s really designed for education and is a springboard to bigger more complex platforms rather than a rival to the likes of Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Extract taken from A great way to get into coding by TechRadar

This Learning Trunk covers...

  • FREE!
    What is a Micro:bit? Learn more about this pocket sized computer
  • Getting to know the Micro:bit An overview of the hardware
  • Basic Coding with Microsoft Makecode Learn about block coding basics
  • Your First Program with Micro:bit SparkFun gets you building your first proper program
  • From Browser to Micro:bit How to move the code to your Micro:bit
  • Making the Micro:bit do something with Python Python is always the way to go - get started
  • Making the Micro:bit do a bit more with Python Working with images, buttons and conditionals
  • Using Micro:bit with your Smart Device (Android) Code on the go and without cables!
  • Mini Challenge with MrAColley Make a compass
  • Mini Challenge with Teacher of Computing Make a sweet little flashing heart. Aaww!
  • Mini Challenge - Let the Battle Commence Learn how to make Rock, Paper, Scissors on your Micro:bit

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