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Marvelous micro:bits

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 Levels

Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Curriculum Links

ADST Curricular Competencies:
Understanding context
Defining
Ideating
Prototyping
Testing
Making
Sharing

ADST 7:  Computational thinking
ADST 8:
Computational thinking
ADST 9:
Information and communications technologies

Availability

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30am, 11:00am or 1:30pm
  • October 1 - December 18, 2020

Language

  • English

Additional Information

10-30 students; 30 students maximum.

Required:

  • 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)

Optional:

  • Physical micro:bit for students