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Do Your:bit With Micro:bit and the SDGs

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 3 of 3, at station "Global Collaboration Playground Station 1" within the playground "Global Collaboration PLN Playground: SDGs in Education"; scroll down to see more details.

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Andrew McDonald  

Explore some fun next steps using the SDGs and the micro:bit. Using a global challenge for young people, the Micro:bit Foundation aims to create a generation of problem-solvers and collaborators with this SDG-focused project.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Any web browser will work for this session.
Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
Computational Thinker
  • Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Session attendees will be able to implement this project within their educational setting to challenge students to become the next generation of innovators.


Presenter will share resources and ideas on how to bring this challenge into your educational setting.

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Andrew McDonald, Self

Andrew is a science and math teacher with a side passion for computer science, and robotics. Educated in Ottawa with his M.Sc in medical physics, he worked in a cancer clinic before changing career paths to become a teacher. As an educator, he enjoys fostering a maker mindset for teachers and students alike. As a Makey Makey Certified Educator and Trainer, CoSpaces Ambassador, micro:bit Champion and Raspberry Certified Educator, he is looking to help others to explore various technologies and integrate them into the classroom.

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