Category: micro:bit

This is micro:bit – Session 1 Recap 27th April, 4pm

Here is a very quick recap of session one from This Is MicroBit.
Pete (@PeterMarshman) introduced attendees to the microbit and the makecode editor.
Attendees were taken through some getting started activities where we explored code blocks and the simulator.  The presentation Pete used  through the session can be accessed below. He has updated it to show the solutions for each of the activities that we did. Feel free to use / download as you wish. All the links to the activities are on the slides.
Top Tip: you can use the search function above the block categories to help find commands.
Eg typing “bright” will show all the commands associated to the term
Other Useful Links
Tutorials – you can work through simple to complex tutorials on the makecode site – Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit (microbit.org)
Lessons – multipart lessons that use microbit – Lessons | micro:bit (microbit.org)
Projects – stand alone small microbit projects – Projects | micro:bit (microbit.org)
Mr Croughan from North Lanarkshire shared some pathways mapping work with us.  You will need to be a member of the team to access these
A few people asked about ipad / bluetooth with microbit. This link will get you started. iOS app | micro:bit (microbit.org)
Looking forward to seeing you at our next session!

11th May 4  -5pm Workshop 2 – Health and Wellbeing learning with the micro:bit

18th May 4- 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our primary and secondary curriculum

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19 May 11 – 11:45 Code Along with micro:bit – Relaxation & Mindful Breathing

Join @DigiLearnScot and @CodingLorna from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for this mindful code-along session where learners will write code for a handheld device that will support relaxation and mindful breathing. Using micro:bits and Microsoft MakeCode, we will code something that can be taken outside on a sunny day to support a quiet and calming moment in the busy school day.

Micro:bit not required as you can still take part using the MakeCode simulator.

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Scottish schools to receive 20 micro:bits

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.  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

18th May, 4pm This is micro:bit Part 3

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.

Join The micro:bit Education Foundation for this 3 part course.

27th April 4 – 5 pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

11th May 4  -5pm Workshop 2 – Health and Wellbeing learning with the micro:bit

18th May 4- 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our primary and secondary curriculum

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE