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Collaborative Coding with micro:bit Classroom

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 4
Experience live: All-Access Package

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Sarah Rankin  
The micro:bit Classroom is an environment for students to create at their own pace. Share coding projects with individual students, whole-class and between students. This session will take you through setting up micro:bit classroom lessons that support problem-solving, collaboration and SEL skills in coding lessons.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Collaborator
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Designer
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
Facilitator
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
Related exhibitors:
Micro:bit Educational Foundation
, Microsoft Corporation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will have knowledge of:
-how to access micro:bit classroom
-how to set up a lesson in micro:bit classroom
-how to leverage features like commenting to support student learning
-how to provide students with access to lessons
-how to structure lessons in a way that is aware of student needs
-how to view student work live
-how to share student work with other students
-how to manage students within the micro:bit classroom
-how to access class reports of lesson
-how to use report data to better support students

Supporting research

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/make-coding-mandatory-in-_b_3902152

https://www.amazon.ca/No-Fear-Coding-Computational-Curriculum/dp/1564843874/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1EWOCZSQYU6IM&keywords=no+fear+coding+k-5&qid=1650923356&sprefix=no+fear+coding+k-5%2Caps%2C73&sr=8-3

https://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Coding-Strategies-Integrate-Curriculum/dp/1564846768/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/137-7010281-9833923?pd_rd_w=pctpl&pf_rd_p=19eafb8a-881a-44bb-9725-85a79b8c53d4&pf_rd_r=CRR3G24P6NGF20DAKHSV&pd_rd_r=144ab76f-bdcf-413d-a6bd-e7b5447e1746&pd_rd_wg=tRSDf&pd_rd_i=1564846768&psc=1

https://edtechbooks.org/k12handbook/coding_in_k-12

https://edtechbooks.org/k12handbook/digital_equity

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Sarah Rankin, Anglophone South School District

Sarah Rankin (she/her or they/them) is an Educator and Technology Coach from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. A SMART Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Adobe Creative Educator, Sarah is a cross-curricular and educational technology learning expert who creates future-ready, accessible, and engaging learning opportunities for all learners.

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