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BBC micro:bit in school

The affordable pocket-sized computer designed for children's learning

20 million

children learning with the micro:bit worldwide

4.5 million

micro:bit devices in 60 countries

The micro:bit educational package

Free resources and tools for teachers and students

Let's code

MakeCode

Python

Scratch 3.0

Mobile apps

Get started

Guides, videos and projects to help you get going and explore the micro:bit in depth

Projects

Quick coding activities and longer problem-solving projects

micro:bit classroom

Easily manage and review students’ code across lessons

Lesson resources

Complete curriculum-linked units of work with easy-to-download editable resources

Learning with the micro:bit

Develop fluency in concepts and languages of computer systems and foster digital creativity in your classroom. Students make the connections between abstract ideas and real world outcomes by working with software and hardware together: designing, building, prototyping, iterating (the experience of improving a design, as well as making mistakes and learning from them).

The BBC micro:bit is a physical computing device that provides a bridge between abstract concepts and tangible experiences.

Physical computing combines:
Computational thinking | Coding | Creativity | Innovation

Using the micro:bit, your students will gain vital competencies and skills in critical thinking and collaboration, building their ability and confidence to have ideas, share them and make them real.

The simplicity of the micro:bit's design allows for immediate success, but also becomes a more sophisticated tool as your students' knowledge and understanding grows.

From its origins in the BBC UK Make It Digital project of 2016, the micro:bit is changing the ways young people think about and work with technology today and for the future.

Take your first steps

Remote teaching

You may already be teaching remotely or thinking about or preparing for it. We've collected together a set of resources to help you.

It’s great if you are able to let students take a micro:bit home, but many activities can be completed without a physical micro:bit, using the simulator in Microsoft MakeCode.

Find out more about remote teaching

Ideas to inspire creativity with the micro:bit

Turn ideas into real-world physical experiences quickly and easily.

Girl playing skittles game with micro:bits inside plastic bottles

Universal Science Park, Denmark