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First steps in using BBC micro:bit for control and physical computing

Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects.  This guide is mainly concerned with how to create programs in the Microsoft PXT block...

Inspirational and Useful Science Resources - share!

I started to put together a list of tried and tested Science resources by subject and topic. Including IT resoources, HSW, Big Questions. As I teach predominantly Physics and Astronomy, this google doc is stronger in those areas. I have shared on Twitter and am interested in others adding to it and being able to...

BBC micro:bit book

This is a bundle of BBC micro:bit books

Introducing BBC micro:bit to a wider audience

I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular STEM...

Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms

Exploring the adoption of gaming-making technologies in non-STEM classrooms, with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

This is a PowerPoint presentation delivered at the STEM 16 conference in York.

Project website: http://no1leftbehind.eu/...

5 Principles of Creating Successful Code - for GCSE or A Level

 

A motivational poster & diagram highlighting the Computational Thinking elements involved at each step of coding.

BBC Micro:bit for sensing and control with a buggy

An article about using the BBC Micro:bit to control a £25 Kitronic self-assembly buggy.  The assembled kit makes a line-following buggy.  The micro:bit can be used just to control the motion, after calibration, of the buggy as a floor trutle.  It can also use the on-board accelerometer sensor to convert it into a "...

Dylan William and Chris Harrison Q and A session

As part of Week 4 of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course a Question and Answer session was held at the National STEM Learning Centre on Wednesday 16th March. The session was faciliated by...

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