10 times teachers were legends with micro:bits
There are lots of creative ways to bring coding to life with micro:bits, and we've picked some of our favourites to celebrate World Teachers' Day. Thank you to all the incredible educators who are bringing digital skills into classrooms all over the world.
Bringing students together with micro:bit
Madeline, a 6th grade student in California, USA, is fighting an aggressive bone cancer so can’t go to school. But she’s keeping in touch with her classmates over video link, and was introduced to micro:bit by her teacher, Lisa. With the micro:bit, she’s able to learn and collaborate together with her classmates, and is a certified coding convert.
Her favourite projects have been coding dice so she can play a game, a fortune teller that gives people a response to questions they ask, and a candle that blows out when you blow on the micro:bit. She enjoys the creativity and endless projects that the micro:bit provides.
Thanks so much to Lisa and Madeline for sharing your story, we're sending Madeline all the best wishes for a good recovery.
Inspirational ideas from around the world
Here's nine more super stories that have been shared with us through social media:
- Chris Aitkin with Noss Primary School, Scotland: making a high-five counter with gloves and micro:bits
- Cora Yang, Hong Kong: using an image model to help recognise colours
- Diane Horvath, Massachusetts, USA: a fun way to encourage students to Decode My Joke
- Doris Katia Lokossou, Benin, Africa: teaching girls tech from a STEM bus
- Jose Gonzales, California, USA: mentoring a student tech team to inspire even more students and teachers to use the micro:bit - here's how they made a bike indicator light on a glove
- Julie Arsenault, Edmonton, Canada: adapted the Test the Circuit activity to include sound, so her partially sighted student could participate
- The Makers Place, Ghana, Africa: absolute joy on the pupils' faces after coding and building with micro:bits
- Odin Shen, Taiwan: reaching out to rural schools with Code4Fun2gether
- Raja Rina, Malaysia: doing lots of amazing things, including running a micro:bit Code Battle
Have you seen a great example of how micro:bits have been used creatively in the classroom? We'd love to hear it. Get in touch with us with your stories:
In the meantime, if you want to try some ideas of your own, start with our Make it: code it projects.