What piece of technology is SO tiny yet has SO much power to transform your classroom? The little micro:bit gets students coding in no time!
What is it?
A micro:bit is a miniature computer or micro-controller. Using coding, students can get the micro:bit to do loads of things – it's all about how they input the code to create an outcome that they want. It was invented by the BBC in 2012 and is now a global phenomenon.
What’s in a micro:bit?
Every micro:bit is packed with in-built features:
• USB connectivity
• light sensor
• programmable buttons
• 25 individual LEDs
• temperature sensor
How do you use it in the classroom?
Micro:bit develops key skills in students which have real-life applications. ‘It’s a problem-solver in a box,’ says Joachim Cohen from the T4L team.
Coding using micro:bit is a gateway to explore:
• Prototyping and design
• Internet of Things (connecting devices to make the world smarter)
Get involved in the Global Challenge
Could your students prototype real-world solutions to two of the UN Global Goals by using a micro:bit (online or actual hardware)? There are two age group categories and students have up until July 31, 2021 to enter.