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CPD Session - Introduction to the Micro:bit

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Musselburgh Grammar School

86 Inveresk Road

Musselburgh

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CPD Session - Introduction to the Micro:bit

Thurs 20th April, 4.30 – 6.30pm, Musselburgh Grammar

This CPD session has been designed to introduce East Lohian teaching staff (primary and secondary) to the Micro:bit and its use in the classroom.

The Micro:bit is a pocket sized computer that can be coded, customized and controlled to bring digital ideas and games to life. Everything from robots and musical instruments to games controllers and pedometers can be created using the Micro:bit. Further information can be found at http://microbit.org/

Session Overview

  • Introduction to the Micro:bit

  • Understanding of key terms

  • Hands-on session on Micro:bit

  • Examples of Micro:bit projects and how they can be applied in the classroom

  • Overview of additional programming approaches such as Scratch and Kodu


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If you have any queries please email Lynne at lynnek@computerxplorers.co.uk

About ComputerXplorers

ComputerXplorers provides specialist computing classes across South East Scotland in all sorts of settings – from after school computing clubs, specialist ICT classes during core curriculum time, holidays programmes through to science festivals and community events.

Our programmes include programming and coding, 3D and 2D animation, music technology, robotics, web design and digital literacy

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This CPD session is provided as part of a wider project to introduce S1 pupils in East Lothian to coding and the Micro:bit though a number of workshops run by ComputerXplorers to spark creativity and show children they can be more than consumers of technology – they can also be the makers.

Funding was provided by the Digital Xtra Fund, which was launched in May 2016, as part of a larger programme of activity dedicated to developing digital skills to young people across Scotland.

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