Every primary and secondary school in Scotland will receive 20 V2 micro:bits. The roll out of these devices started in April 2022. Read more about the roll out here.
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’. The foundation helps 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.
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)
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
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