micro:bit 101, The tiny, but powerful mini computer for 3rd-8th Grades
January 12, 2022 - March 17, 2022
Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Eric Yoder
Description of Activity: The micro:bit is a small microcontroller that enables students to be makers, not just consumers, creatively with computer programming. Easy to use “drag and drop, block-based” coding (think long Legos that snap together with English language), students can create animations, word scrolls, select sound effects, play music, solve engineering challenges, create “radio” simulations and games, measure light, acceleration or positions in three dimensions and much more. Plug and play is all that’s needed to get started with guided tutorials that teach learners all the features. Battery packs allow micro:bit to be portable when creating a fit bit, robot, or programming fashion. A must have for all makerspaces, STEM Labs, Computer Science classrooms, general education classrooms. Programming with the micr:bit integrates into a variety of subject areas. The kit with micro:bit, USB cable, battery pack and two batteries costs under $20.00.
Audience: 3-8 educators, library media specialists, special education educators
Registration is open until 1/12/2022