BETT 2019のmicro:bitワークショップのスケジュール

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation will be at BETT 2019 at ExCeL London (23 - 26 January). Come and find us on stand C420 by the 21st Century Skills area and say hello!

We’re running workshops so you can come and learn more about the BBC micro:bit, our worldwide partners and some of the amazing things you can do with our deceptively simple device.

View the Workshop Timetable

About the workshops

Microsoft will be getting visitors coding and making a wearable rock-paper-scissors game. The Scratch team from MIT will be running workshops every day on how micro:bit works with Scratch 3.0; outside workshop times visitors will also have the opportunity to meet members of Scratch team at the MIT Media Lab. Helen Leigh will be getting crafty with her micro:bit musical glove inspired by Imogen Heap, and Elbrie de Kock, co-author of micro:bit in Wonderland, will be taking visitors coding through the looking glass with the help of a classic of children’s literature.

We have workshops and talks from around the world: Bosnia, Brazil, the Netherlands, our partners at Arm have been developing a micro:bit-based curriculum in China, and Nominet will show how micro:bit can be used to simplify the teaching of complex and abstract networking concepts. The University of Lancaster and Samsung will show how they are using micro:bits as IoT devices to help schools save money on energy bills.

There is much more going on, so to get the most out of your visit to BETT 2019, be sure to keep across our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Workshop timetable

Please note these are subject to change. All sessions are first-come, first-served but there will also be some space to watch if you’re unable to take part directly.

Wednesday 23 January
Time Session
10:15 - 10:45 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
11:00 - 11:30 Microsoft MakeCode: make a Rock Paper Scissors wristband
11:45 - 12:15 micro:bit in the Netherlands – Richard Meijer
12:30 - 13:00 Positivo – micro:bit in Brazil
13:45 - 14:15 micro:bit in Wonderland – crafting workshop with Elbrie de Kock
14:45 - 15:15 Arm School Team: micro:bit in China and beyond
15:30 - 16:00 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
16:15 - 16:45 British Council: micro:bit in Bosnia
Thursday 24 January
Time Session
10:15 - 10:45 Getting started with Python on the micro:bit
11:00 - 11:30 BirdBrain: Hummingbird robotics workshop
11:45 - 12:15 Microsoft MakeCode: make a Rock Paper Scissors wristband
12:30 - 13:00 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
13:45 - 14:15 Nominet: Teaching networking with micro:bit
14:45 - 15:15 Pimoroni: sensing the environment with micro:bit
15:30 - 16:00 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
16:15 - 16:45 Monk Makes: educational micro:bit electronics projects
Friday 25 January
Time Session
10:15 - 10:45 Drop-in and play session
11:00 - 11:30 Microsoft MakeCode: make a Rock Paper Scissors wristband
11:45 - 12:15 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
12:30 - 13:00 EduBlocks: the bridge between block to text-based coding in Python
13:45 - 14:15 micro:bit in Wonderland: crafting workshop with Elbrie de Kock
14:45 - 15:15 MINI.MU: the crafty glove that turns your hand into an instrument
15:30 - 16:00 Hacking the High Street with micro:bit & Python: Les Pounder
16:15 - 16:45 Samsung & Lancaster University: micro:bit-based school energy saving
Saturday 26 January
Time Session
10:15 - 10:45 Drop-in and play session
11:00 - 11:30 MIT Media Lab: Scratch 3.0 and micro:bit
11:45 - 12:15 EduBlocks: the bridge between block to text-based coding in Python
12:30 - 13:00 Nishka in India: how a young coder took 20 micro:bits to India to help educate abandoned girls
13:45 - 14:15 Femi: an inspirational young coder and the physical computing project he is developing with other young people.
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