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Heads-Up with micro:bit
April 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Looking for a way to put those micro:bits to use while connecting to course content? Challenge your learners to program a simple, yet fun game to learn the fundamentals of coding and improve their understanding of content you’ve been exploring in class!
In this session for educators, we will explore applications in computer science concepts, including variables, arrays, and generating random numbers. With a focus on effective pedagogical practice, participants will learn how to program a micro:bit to create a Heads-Up game that can be customized for various subject areas, including science, social science, mathematics, French, literacy and physical education. While participants will be primarily working with the MakeCode block-based editor, for those who would like an added challenge, a Python editor option will be provided. Additional challenges and extension ideas will be shared. Participants will leave with links to activities that can be incorporated into both online and onsite classroom environments.
*You do not need a micro:bit to participate in this session.
This session may be applied to grades 4-12.
Prerequisites: None! This workshop is designed for beginners.