Tech for Teachers Awards 2018
The BBC micro:bit was a four-star winner in the Computing category of the Tech for Teachers Awards 2018.
Launched in 2018, the awards celebrate the very best classroom innovations, judged in seven curriculum-linked categories – maths, English, science, modern foreign languages, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), computing and the arts. Within every category there's a five, four and three-star winner, as well as two further finalists.
Entries were judged on five important criteria:
- Innovation: is this product genuinely new, exciting and ground-breaking?
- Benefits to teaching and learning: will it have real impact?
- Long-term potential: will it have longevity in the classroom?
- Value for money
- User-friendliness: how easy is it for a non-techy teacher to get started?
The micro:bit was deemed to be a really useful classroom resource, winning a place on the final list of 35 prize-winning edtech innovations.
Find out more about the Tech for Teachers awards 2018 on the teachwire website.