The BBC Microbit (1 of 3)

Life skills15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An introduction to programming the BBC Microbit
Build on previous coding knowledge to develop real-world applications
Develop a useful outdoor application for the Microbit
Jez WhitworthHost: Together with a background in software development and his teaching experience, Jez is able to create innovative and exciting approaches to deliver fun and creative lessons for all ages and abilities. He is Head of Computer Science at a special needs school and is the founder of First Coding which offers creative coding courses in and around the Salisbury area.

In this 3 part series, students will learn about the BBC Microbit and the many ways it can be programmed. Whether you’re a beginner or have experience with coding, the BBC Microbit offers a low-cost solution into creating practical and fun applications.

Lesson 1: A tour of the BBC Microbit and how to program it: In this first lesson, Jez covers an overview of the BBC Microbit with a tour of it and how to programme it.

Other classes in this series

Lesson 1: A tour of the BBC Microbit and how to program it

Lesson 2: Building a thermometer application

Lesson 3: Building a compass application

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

 All students with a basic understanding of block-based programming, such as Scratch.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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