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do your :bit

Introduction

do your :bit brings together the micro:bit and the UN’s Global Goals to provide inspiring activities for your classroom or club and an exciting digital challenge.

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The do your :bit pages and resources are available in Chinese (Simplified), Spanish and Korean.

Resources for your classrooms and code clubs

Use the resources on this page to introduce the Global Goals, have fun with the micro:bit and develop world changing ideas and solutions using technology. ​Your students can enter the challenge now. ​

This year's challenge focuses on Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-being, and Goal 13 - Climate Action but we welcome entries that focus on any of the Global Goals.

Inspiration

The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions.

Find out from teachers and educators across the world why do your :bit is a fantastic challenge to run with your students, why it excites young people and what resources are available to support you. Then be inspired by our previous challenge entries.

Over 1,000 entries were submitted to the 2020 do your bit challenge, read the case study.

Global Goals guides

The UN’s Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity for everyone while protecting the planet. Use our guides to introduce the Goals to students and young people.

micro:bit projects

Quick projects in MakeCode to help you explore the Global Goals with the micro:bit!

Lessons

Use our Lessons to run prototyping activities linked to the Global Goals.

Only available in English language.

Three simple projects to learn about the importance of being active to help prevent heart disease and create wearable devices to encourage people to be more active. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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Two simple projects to learn about the threats faced by fish and sea turtles and how technology can help them survive and promote bio-diversity. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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Two simple activities exploring how technology can be used to protect biodiversity in your neighbourhood and the wider world using the BBC micro:bit. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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Three simple projects to learn about the importance of road safety at night and create wearable devices to help young people ‘Be Safe: Be Seen!’ Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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Two longer, advanced projects to explore how wireless networks, smart materials and algorithms can help keep our oceans clean. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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Two advanced projects to explore how technology can protect plant life and increase food production. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

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5 lessons designed for students aged 11-14 years (KS3 Years 7-9 in England) to follow on from the ‘Computing fundamentals’ unit. Students work in teams to design and prototype their own health tech innovation.

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4 lessons designed for students aged 11-14 years (KS3 Years 7-9 in England). Students explore sensory classrooms and design and create their own sensory learning aids using the BBC micro:bit.

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Gather data about energy use around you using the BBC micro:bit as a simple data logger, then process and analyse the data to make informed decisions about reducing energy usage

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Video lessons

Microsoft Ireland (DreamSpace) have produced a series of weekly TV episodes aimed at older secondary age pupils that use the micro:bit and MakeCode Python to explore the Global Goals.

Episode one sets the foundation for the series and introduces what AI is and how it can work.

Episode two - learn about AI for Earth and code with micro:bit radio to send and receive animal tracking data.

Winners

Check out our amazing winners from the last two years.