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Computing in your classroom

The micro:bit makes it easy to have immediate success with coding. It’s great for simple, tangible introductions to digital and computing technologies. Helping students learn what digital and computing technologies are and how they work.

Research across different countries demonstrates the same thing, female and male students are excited and motivated to learn more about computing and coding with the micro:bit.

It’s so easy for students to use and apply their computing knowledge and skills with micro:bit projects. Physical computing with the micro:bit brings technology to life in your hands.

Resources and training for UK primary teachers

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Why teach computing? 

Digital technologies change how we communicate, how we play, work and study. Everybody benefits from understanding how computers and coding shapes our world.

Introducing computing into primary and elementary education supports children from a young age, to form their interests and challenge any stereotypes they may have about technology and computer science.

Teachers are the greatest influencers when it comes to kids’ engagement with coding.

BBC Education research 2017

We’re here to support you to help all of your students to learn about computing. So that more girls and boys can experience and explore digital technologies and eventually contribute to a greater diversity of thought and human experience in the design of future technologies.


The first webinar series covers everything from getting started through to practical sessions on using micro:bits in your classroom.

And, our student code-alongs are interactive live sessions where we support you and your class to code a micro:bit project alongside other schools!

Computing glossary

Your ‘quick glance’ guide to computing subject language including key terms and definitions for programming concepts and computational thinking concepts.

Glossary for teachers

Integrating the micro:bit into your teaching

If you already have computing topics planned and want to give the micro:bit a go, we’ve selected micro:bit projects relevant to popular primary computing concepts and topics.

Lessons overview

Planning new lessons to include the micro:bit

Units of work written to primary curriculum learning objectives. All lesson plans for primary computing with the micro:bit offer cross-curricular subject links to support creative computing in your classroom.

Lesson sequences include unplugged activities and student coding challenges. The micro:bit lesson bundles contain lesson plans, teaching resources and student activities.

Download our lesson plan overviews to find out which ones are suitable for you.

Manage code activities

With the micro:bit classroom tool you can launch a live code session and your students can log-in without registration.

Create your code session using your own starter code, or find complete code in all the micro:bit projects and lessons.

  • Share and view students’ code in real time
  • Download their work for review
  • Capture the whole lesson for resuming at a later date.
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