Code Breaker: Making With Micro:Bit
Explore and create : Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 4:00–5:30 pm
Digital age learning requires students to create, collaborate and think critically. Learn the basics of block-based coding with Micro:Bit and discover how coding helps students to problem solve, make mistakes and overcome barriers.
|Audience:||Teachers, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||http://www.makecode.com
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Maker activities and programs|
|Subject area:||Math, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
|Related exhibitors:||Micro:bit Educational Foundation , Microsoft Corporation|
In this session participants will explore the BBC Micro:Bit using curriculum as the driving force. The following lessons and activities will be explored:
Micro:Bit Remote Controlled Car: http://brianaspinall.com/microbit-remote-controlled-car-codebreaker/
Coding to Learn Probability – Rock, Paper, Scissors With Micro:Bit http://brianaspinall.com/coding-to-learn-probability-rock-paper-scissors-with-microbit/
Indigenous Trail Trees & Coding A Micro:Bit Compass http://brianaspinall.com/indigenous-trail-trees-coding-a-microbit-compass/
In this session we will code the three apps listed previously through step by step instruction. Each app will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and a copy of my book, Code Breaker, will be offered as a door prize.
Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
Brian Aspinall is an educator, author of the book Code Breaker and recent recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Brian’s innovative, research-based approach to STEM integration focuses on building capacity and is rooted in the belief that all students succeed when we create a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and engagement.