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Learn with micro:bit

We are running free webinars and student code-alongs for teachers who want to use the BBC micro:bit in the classroom.

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

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Webinars 2022

This is micro:bit

This three-part course is for primary and secondary educators in Scotland and aims to support the roll out of 39,000 micro:bits across primary and secondary schools.

Thursday 1 September 2022, 4pm GMT - Discovering micro:bit Classroom

Thursday 15 September 2022, 4pm - Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum

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Getting started with Project Trix

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 3:30pm EDT (12:30pm PDT)

Project Trix is a free course on the Pathfinders Online Institute website that offers eight micro:bit lessons designed for the elementary classroom. Each lesson is aligned to the CSTA standards for teaching Grades 3 to 5.

The course was created to help develop confidence with computing knowledge and skills and to provide great teaching ideas and projects to take into the classroom.

This webinar gives an overview of Project Trix and features guest speaker Dr Sharisa Chan, Digital Learning Project Specialist, San Bernadino County Superintendent of Schools.

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Getting started with the micro:bit

Tuesday 27 September, 4pm (BST)

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Wednesday 23 November, 4pm (GMT)

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 and want to want to introduce physical computing for the first time, this is the session for you.

Project Trix FAQ

Thursday 29 September 2022, 7pm EDT (4pm PDT)

We will discuss frequently asked questions and share best practice to support teachers using the Project Trix course materials. This webinar is suitable for elementary teachers for Grades 3 to 5.

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Data logging with micro:bit

Wednesday 16 November, 4pm (GMT)

Join this webinar to find out more about using the BBC micro:bit to collect data on the world around you. We will cover the basics of data logging and how you can record data both manually and automatically using examples that map directly to classroom learning.

We'll also look at how to access and analyse the data so your students can be informed by the data collected. Collecting and analysing data can be a powerful use of the micro:bit in the classroom, so join us and we will help you get started and share some useful resources along the way.

NB: You will need a micro:bit V2 to use the data logging functions.

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Student code-alongs 2022

Festive code-along

Thursday 1 December 2022, 1100 - 1200 (GMT)

Save the date! More information and registration details to follow.