Using the BBC microbit in primary

Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School

Description

Last year the micro:bit foundation released their innovative product to pupils in secondary schools. Whilst the initial launch was to Year 7 pupils, these devices can be used to develop programming skills in younger people. This session will focus on using Javascript Blocks editor to develop a variety of programs that are appropriate for Year 5 pupils. Come along to play, learn and create.

Chris Wilde's biography

Chris is a School Improvement Advisor in North Tyneside. His role includes curricular advice to teachers of computing and teaching groups of pupils from Reception to Year 13 using technology. Chris was awarded a commendation for the Guardian's teacher of the year award in 2006, is a Google Certified Teacher and his work with Build-IT has seen him recognised as a Digital Skills Leader by the Dynamo North East group. Chris' current interests lie in physical computing and Maker culture.

Relevant Key Stages: KS2

Room: BSTC Side - PC cluster, ground floor Barbara Strang Teaching Centre


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