Tag Archives: BBC Microbit

Ultimate STEM Challenge: Wearable Tech 2019/20

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is back again and bigger than ever before! Now open to pupils aged 9-14, this national competition invites young people to get creative and design a new piece of wearable tech that will improve lives in the future.

Wearable tech is all around us – from smartwatches to robotic prosthetics, the possibilities are endless and now we are looking for the next big thing!

There are some brilliant prizes up for grabs including, an all-expenses paid Hackathon day at BP’s Upstream Learning Centre, where students will discover more about the world of wearable tech and work with scientists, coders and designers to bring their own ideas to life! Plus, two lucky schools will also each win £750 to spend on STEM learning equipment or field trips.

It’s easy to take part, simply,

1.    Download your ready-to-go packs including two lesson plans, homework activity and competition entry forms. (Click HERE for details , use CHROME Browser when entering School postcode)

2.    Get your pupils to capture their wearable tech idea on the challenge entry form.

3.    Send us your pupils’ entries before the closing date of 14 January 2020.

 

Computing across the curriculum using BBC Micro:bits

Computing across the curriculum using BBC Micro:bits Webinar > Wednesday 9th Nov 16:00- 16:30

These devices were issued (or are in the process of being issued) to all S2 pupils in Scotland. Find out how they can be using across the curriculum by registering for the webinar.

If you don’t have any but would like to use them with your class then they can be ordered at a cost of £13 each.

// Computing across the curriculum with BBC micro:bits

//

  • Introducing Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stephen Richards
  • The focus will not be on using devices but on teaching and learning in the subject and using devices to support learning and boost engagement where and when it might be appropriate.
  • How to utilise micro:bits in your own classroom
  • Q & A

Click on the link below to register

https://info.microsoft.com/UK-MSFT-WBNR-FY17-11Nov-09-ComputingacrossthecurriculumwithBBCmicrobits-272322_Registration.html?wt.mc_id=AID553315_QSG_28820

capture