Let's make learning with technology fun!
The micro:bit is an educational and creative tool to inspire a new generation of young people. It can be used across the curriculum, not just in STEM subjects. It can help give young people the knowledge and skills to move from being consumers of digital information, to being designers and creators of new tools to enhance learning, to solve problems or just to have fun, enabling them to make the most of 21st Century life and the economy.
Enable invention across the wider curriculum
The super easy, non-intimidating user experience and extensive wireless and sensor features mean it can be used across the school, including curriculum subjects such as science, design, maths, music, art and computing.
Applicable across education levels
It’s for primary, college and extra-curricular as well as secondary. The simplicity and versatility of the device makes it an easy, fun starting point for early years digital engagement but it can also be a powerful tool for experienced coders, designers, artists, scientists and engineers.
A complete educational package
The Micro:bit Foundation and its partners are working to offer a full cross-curricular and extra-curricular teaching resources and a learning experience that includes accessories; training; technical support; experienced volunteer delivery support; mass experiments; extra-curricular activities; curriculum-linked lesson activities; step-by-step tutorials; along with more advanced projects.
Affordable and high impact
The devices themselves are very inexpensive – a class set can be purchased for around the same cost as one laptop from BBC micro:bit resellers. Some teacher training is available at no cost through bursaries and our education partners. The web services, teaching resources and projects available through the Foundation are free of course!