The BBC Micro:bit is a versatile, inexpensive programmable circuit board which can be coded using both visual and general purpose programming languages, to develop real-world applications.
During this hands-on workshop participants will be provided an introduction to basic programming concepts to explore how to control inputs (buzzer and lights) with different inputs (buttons, switches and sensors) to create an egg timer, burglar alarm, electronic dice, button counter, temperature alarm and reaction timer. The majority of the workshop will focus on visual programming.
This session is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers and it is suggested that participants bring a laptop to this workshop. The majority of the workshop will focus on visual programming however, all tasks can be transferred to Python and Java.
We will also introduce participants to the free online resources (Professional learning and online courses) provided by the CSER Project from the University of Adelaide.