It may not look like much, but the BBC micro:bit board can pack a punch of fun and effective learning into your STEM classroom. You and your pupils can use the BBC micro:bit to design, test and create software and programs, exercising the sort of skills needed for the 21st century workforce.
The BBC micro:bit is the perfect introduction into coding for both teachers and students; micro:bit can be programmed using the drag-and-drop MakeCode Editor, available free to users. If your students are more advanced coders, micro:bit is compatible with Python, a text editor that is used in the real tech world.
Students have a world of coding opportunities with the micro:bit. There are a range of programmable features including a matrix of 25 red LEDs, a compass, two buttons and a motion detector. The BBC micro:bit can be used to create games, build robots and solve relevant and real-life problems of today.
• Use free ideas and lesson plans, available online, meaning you don’t need to be a specialist computing teacher to code with your class.
• Connect using computers with mini USB cables or mobile devices and Bluetooth connectivity making it the perfect coding resource for space poor classrooms.
• Save your school money by investing in one of the most affordable programmable computers on the market.
• Widen the micro:bit capabilities by using with Raspberry Pi and expand your project potential.