This virtual workshop will introduce students to coding with random generators and arrays within MICRO:BIT CLASSROOM.
In this workshop we will work to familiarize your students with coding within the micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to continue using micro:bit lessons with your class, no physical micro:bit required.
Students will learn how to create, access, and changes lists as well as explore the uses of inputs and random numbers. They will work towards creating a random generator to help them solve the everyday problem of “I’m bored, what should I do?”. This workshop will cover basics, variables, arrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. This workshop can be done entirely using the online simulator if no physical micro:bit is available.
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
ADST Curricular Competencies:
ADST 7: Computational thinking
ADST 8: Computational thinking
ADST 9: Information and communications technologies
- Monday - Friday, 9:30am, 11:00am or 1:30pm
10-30 students; 30 students maximum.
- Per Student: computer or tablet with internet connection
- District or school-approved platform for facilitator to talk with class (e.g. Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom)
- Physical micro:bit for students