Introduction to Coding & Microcontrollers

with BBC micro:bit and Microsoft MakeCode editor

Term: 1-4

Program Type: Teacher Tech Skill-Up

Duration: 90 minutes

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that makes coding tangible and promotes digital creativity. It is jam packed with motion detection, a built-in compass, temperature and lighter sensor as well as a LED display and bluetooth.

In this session, teachers will learn the fundamentals of computer programming and it how it can be combined with microcontrollers to create highly interactive electronic and electro-mechanical prototypes.

Program for people who:

Have an interest in programming

Want to learn how to code

Would like to build their digital literacy skills

Tech you will learn:

Microsoft MakeCode (Block Coding)

BBC micro:bit (Microcontrollers)