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Learn with micro:bit

We are running free webinars and student code-alongs for teachers who want to use micro:bit in the classroom, starting with a series for UK primary teachers.

Find out more about the events and how to sign up below.

Webinars 2022

17 May: Primary Live

Getting started with micro:bit

Date/time: 17 May 2022, 1600 (BST)

A beginners guide to using micro:bit in the primary classroom. We'll cover everything you need to know, from turning the micro:bit on to transferring student's code. We'll answer your questions and show you where to find the resources you need to support your teaching.

If you are teaching primary computing in the UK and want to introduce physical computing for the first time, this is the session for you.

Supported by Nominet Social Impact

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25 May: Primary Live

Inputs & outputs - a deep dive

Date/time: 25 May 2022, 1600 (BST)

We take a deep dive into inputs and outputs, one of the key topics in the UK primary computing curriculum. This session will show you how micro:bit can help you teach the concepts and increase student learning and understanding. 

We'll be looking at micro:bit projects that are easy to run in the classroom and giving you tips on getting the best out of your computing sessions. Plus we’ll be answering your questions so you can feel confident when delivering your micro:bit lesson.

Supported by Nominet Social Impact

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8 June: Primary Live

Cross curricular - how to integrate micro:bit across the primary curriculum

Date/time: 8 June 2022, 1600 (BST)

micro:bit is perfect for teaching primary computing but there are also lots of ways you can use the device across the curriculum. This session is for UK teachers who want to broaden their micro:bit experience.

We’ll provide ideas and inspiration for cross curricular work and show you where to find the resources to support you. Plus we’ll hear from some of our micro:bit champions how they use micro:bit in their teaching of a range of subjects.

Supported by Nominet Social Impact

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Student code-alongs 2022

Primary Live

Date/time: 15 June 2022, 1100 - 1200 (BST) and 29 June 2022, 1100 - 1200 (BST)

This summer, you and your class can join a LIVE micro:bit coding session with other classes from across the UK. This code-along will be led by Lorna from the Micro:bit Education Foundation who will take your class through step-by-step instructions needed to make a fun summer activity picker!

This live code-along is suitable for ages 8 and above. And don’t worry if you haven’t used micro:bits yet, this session is aimed at beginners.

You can join with or without micro:bits as we will be using the MakeCode editor which has a built in simulator.

Supported by Nominet Social Impact

What you need to take part:

Students will need a laptop/tablet with access to the MakeCode editor (please check your students can access this in advance)

A screen to show the code-along stream on