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MICROBIT

MICRO:BIT

micro:bit Educational Foundation

The micro:bit Educational Foundation (@microbit_edu) is a UK-based not for profit organisation with a mission to ‘inspire every child to create their best digital future’. We help children participate in the digital world, with particular focus on girls and those from disadvantaged groups. We work in collaboration with educators to create and curate exceptional curriculum materials, training programmes, classroom tools and free resources.

The micro:bit

The micro:bit is a very small but functional computer. It has a range of inputs, outputs and sensors built-in. It can be programmed using blocks of code or JavaScript text-based code (you can even write your code in one format and convert it to the other!) on the Microsoft MakeCode site.

Programmable devices can be an excellent way to engage learners with a hands-on experience of coding, which is an abstract concept.

Here is an example of a micro:bit in action:

This is the front view of the original micro:bit (v1)t

This is the back view of the original micro:bit (v1)

This is the front view of the new micro:bit (v2)

This is the back view of the new micro:bit (v2)

MICRO:BIT ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

OTHER MICRO:BIT POSTS

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation are looking for primary school (second level) teachers from Scotland to take part in a piece of research about their experiences… Read more

PASSWORD GENERATOR MICROBIT LESSON

micro:bit have created this series of three lessons (designed for learners aged 11-14 years) to introduce cyber security. Learners explore the need to create strong… Read more

Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit This site from Microsoft offers projects to get you started with your micro:bit computer – it also has an online micro:bit… Read more

CODE CLUB

Code Club (@codeclubscot) is a global network of free coding clubs and there are Code Clubs all over Scotland. Their site also contain coding projects with step-by-step instructions, which will teach you how to create games, animations and more with code. These resources are engaging for learners, easy to use for educators and can be used for lessons in your class or as part of your establishment’s code club. 

The Code Club Projects page offers ready-made resources and activity guides for:

  • Scratch
  • HTML and CSS
  • Python
  • Raspberry Pi
  • micro:bit 
  • Blender

Visit Code Club projects

Introduction to Scratch with Code Club

Progressing to Python (text-based coding) with Code Club