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BBC micro:bit

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The pocket-sized computer transforming the world

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Guides and videos to take you from first use to confident coder, creating your own micro:bit magic.

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micro:bit classroom for teachers

Making coding lessons more productive

Manage whole class coding lessons in minutes. Distribute code to your class, save and resume students’ work, all without the need to register an account.

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Lesson resources for teachers

Planning and teaching with the micro:bit

Primary ages 7-11

Complete, editable computing units of work and resources with cross-curricular links for art, science, geography and more, curriculum-linked to England KS2 and elementary CS Fundamentals.

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Secondary ages 11-14

Units of work with downloadable, editable resources covering computing fundamentals through to cyber security, cryptography and creative design projects, curriculum-linked to England KS3.

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Features in depth

Discover the power of the micro:bit

How does the BBC micro:bit work? It's packed with inputs, outputs, sensors and radio communication features.

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Creative projects

Get coding and change the world!

Transform your micro:bit with quick Make It: Code It projects.
Transform your world with problem-solving activities and the do your :bit challenge.

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