micro:bit LIVE 2021 will be 32-hour global event
Virtual conference takes place this year on 3rd and 4th December
Join in the global conversation with interactive sessions from teachers, educators, researchers and technical developers who will be sharing their experience of teaching and working with the micro:bit. Tickets are free but limited.
New to the micro:bit?
If you are new to the micro:bit, you might like to attend talks from teachers who are experienced in using the micro:bit in the classroom. Why not try Stu Lowe’s talk on how the micro:bit can be integrated across the primary school curriculum at all ages, or Tiago Cauassa’s thoughts on how to teach computational thinking with the micro:bit.
Also of interest may be Julie Mueller and Simone Granieri’s guided discussion on assessing computational thinking as problem solving using micro:bits, and Nicholas Hughes’ introduction to the micro:bit classroom tool.
People interested in using the micro:bit in design and technology or science, might like to listen to education professionals Emily St Germain and John Maloney’s talk on exploring electronics with the micro:bit; Education Outreach and Digital Skills Developer Robert Wiltshire’s introduction to the micro:bit and the Mars robotic rover; and micro:bit champion Daniel Sandoval Villa’s ideas on how to teach robotics.
Play and games
Chloe Varelidi, founder and CEO of Humans Who Play, will be talking about playful learning and how it looks from public schools in the US to rural villages in Kenya and refugee camps in Greece.
Tracy Tang and Eric Rosenbaum from Scratch will give a playful introduction to Scratch and the micro:bit, and educators Audra Kaplan, Anne Marie Wyman and Diane Horvath will explain how to use the micro:bit’s radio feature with classic games like hot potato, battleships and more!
Other topics covered at micro:bit LIVE include accessibility, creative learning, integrating the micro:bit into STEM lessons, teaching programming to disadvantaged young people, and making custom tutorials with MakeCode.