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Introduction to micro:bit mini computers

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**Now re-designed for trial online PL at a reduced price, updated time to reflect teachers returning to school. Book now, limited spaces**

A beginner’s guide to learning how to use an affordable, versatile tool to teach digital technologies and design.

Perfect for complete beginners to teaching Digital Technologies through physical computing. Write simple block code to control a microbit mini computer. The microbit can be used to make many interesting projects including a scrolling nametag, a step counter, rock paper scissors game or a voting machine or even used as part of a science experiment as a datalogger.

Please have a computer with USB input available. This workshop is best for those who have purchased a micro:bit but need some guidance to use it or need project/lesson ideas. If you do not have a micro:bit you are still able to attend the PD using the online simulator. Micro:bits can also be purchased for less than $30 from a variety of online retailers.

Event Details

Two after school sessions

Session 1: Tue 26 May 2020
Session 2: Thu 28 May 2020
Time: 4.30pm–6pm
Cost: $40 incl GST
Suitable for: Years 5–8 teachers
Location: via Zoom, details shared after booking. A half hour Zoom training session the week prior can be arranged on request.
Bookings: [email protected]

Schedule

Session 1
4.30pm–5.15pm: Orientation, brief tasks
5.15pm–6pm: Shareback, set Design Challenge

*Facilitators will be available to conference with participants individually outside of set Zoom sessions to troubleshoot or provide guidance.

Session 2
4.30pm–5pm: Shareback experience
5pm–6pm: Participants present back Design Challenge task

Further information

  • There will be limited spaces for this trial and participants will be asked to provide written form feedback.
  • This session is most suitable for upper Primary and early Secondary teachers.
  • Please ensure registration prior to the event for MV Teachers.

Curriculum links

  • Digital Technologies
  • Design Technologies
  • Science – Physical Sciences

Cancellation policy

Cancellations within 1 week of the event without a medical certificate will not be refunded. Scienceworks reserves the right to cancel the event if minimum numbers are not met and a full refund will be issued.