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:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • 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

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Sarah Rankin, New Brunswick Department of Education

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.