Micro:bit Resources Empowering Scotland’s Teachers and Learners

In May 2022, every school in Scotland received 20 V.2 micro:bits, thanks to a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government.  Additionally, primary schools received 20 additional micro:bits as part funding secured by Education Scotland and Scottish Government. Alongside this roll out, a programme of free comprehensive teaching resources and professional learning for all educators was delivered.

This year, we were also delighted to work with the BBC micro:bit – the next gen project.  This partnership between BBC Education, The Micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet allowed every primary school to sign up and receive  set of 30 micro:bits .

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, built-in microphone and speaker, and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

To support the use and delivery of micro:bit in schools, we have worked in partnership to deliver a range of CLPL activities and pupil engagement sessions. These have included

  • Resources and professional learning to get started with microbit.org/primary
  • Professional learning courses from micro:bit – Micro:bit Educational Foundation (thinkific.com)
  • 3 part CLPL course, This is Micro:bit (see below) 
  • The Micro:bit Education Foundation provides extensive access to learning resources, ideas, and support to help get practitioners and learners started using the devices or to move onto more complex projects using the micro:bit.
  • Barefoot have created lesson plans to support outdoor learning with the micro:bit for ages 7 – 11.
  • Our national computing science glow teams community for ELC & primary educators here.

We have also been hugely fortunate to have Dr Lorna Gibson deliver a variety of micro:bit code alongs over the past few years.  These codealong sessions have been very popular and well received by learners and teachers. Since October 2022, over 12,000 learners have joined one or our micro:bit codealongsI

Check out some of these codealongs here

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Getting Started – This is Micro:Bit

This is Micro:Bit Workshop 1

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This is Micro:bit Workshop 2

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This is Micro:bit Workshop 3

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