The 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 and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button.
Wednesday 30th August, 4 – 5pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit
Wednesday 6th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 2 – Discovering micro:bit Classroom
Wednesday 13th September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum.
In this live lesson, for second level learners and above, we will send messages between two or more BBC micro:bits (this is possible with the simulator and with actual devices). To protect our messages, we will use some simple encryption to ensure that our messages cannot be intercepted and read anyone other than who we intend them to be read by.
Every primary and secondary school in Scotland will receive 20 V.2 micro:bits, in a partnership between The Micro:Bit Education Foundation, Nominet and The Scottish Government. The roll out of these devices started in May 2022 and is still continuing. Alongside this there is free comprehensive teaching resources and professional learning for all educators. Primary schools will be the first to receive the devices followed by secondary schools.
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.
Professional Learning Offer
- Resources and professional learning to get you started with microbit.org/primary
- Professional learning courses from micro:bit – Micro:bit Educational Foundation (thinkific.com)
- New 3 part course, This is Micro:bit, which can be found on the webinars page of DigiLearnScot. This course will be offered again in the new academic year 22′-23′.
- DigiLearnComputingScience provides a comprehensive overview of the micro:bit V1 and V2 and you can also access our watch again webinar on Getting started with micro:bit.
- 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.
- Request free micro:bit posters and stickers for your school here.
- Join our national computing science glow teams community for ELC & primary educators here.