BBC micro:bit in computing CV203

Be confident using the micro:bit in different ways in your lessons and develop your ideas about how to integrate the micro:bit into the classroom.


The micro:bit is a powerful tool for learning computing, from hardware and networking through to programming and physical computing. This CPD, led by highly-experienced computer science teachers, will help you maximise the impact of the micro:bit on student learning. You will learn how to fully integrate the device into an engaging curriculum that provides opportunities for all. You will also find out which are the most useful tools and add-ons for the micro:bit, saving you money and time.

Participants will take away devices and additional components to repeat the activities back in the classroom.

The day will consist of hands-on coding workshops, including:
• using the latest tools to program the micro:bit
• ideas for simple activities using just the micro:bit
• making the micro:bit interact with the world around us
• making music on the micro:bit
• communicating between micro:bits




Notional outline for the day (TBC):

09:30 - 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee, introductory activities

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome - updates, overviews - what's new?

10:20 - 11:30 Lighting up LEDs

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11.45 - 12:45 Making music

12.45 - 13:15 Lunch

13:15 - 14:15 Neopixels and sensors

14:15 - 15:15 Networking with radio

15:15 - 15:30 Action planning



You will be able to:

  • be confident with how to program the micro:bit
  • know different ways to use the micro:bit in your lessons
  • have ideas about how to integrate the micro:bit into your curriculum
  • be able to use some of the built-in devices that are integral to the micro:bit
    • have ideas about ways to add and program external components with the micro:bit

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