Use the BBC Microbit website to teach your stucdents how to code!! Excellent STEM activities. www.microbit.org
Buy some real life microbits for your classroom to make you lessons come to life.
Lesson can be done with and without physical microbits.
Learn how to control a blinking LED. We will be learning how to create a blinking app using forever as well as simple commands, such as plot, unplot and pause.
What the teacher needs to know / QuickStart Computing Glossary
Program: A stored set of instructions encoded in a language understood by the computer that does some form of computation, processing input and/or stored data to generate output.
Algorithm: An unambiguous set of rules or a precise step-by-step guide to solve a problem or achieve a particular objective. The guided tutorial follows a algorithm and is a precise step-by-step guide to solve a problem
Loop: A block of code repeated automatically under the program’s control. The blink program introduces Forever. The forever loop repeats code in the background forever.
Command: An instruction for the computer to execute, written in a particular programming language.
learn how to turn on LED lights on the LED screen
learn how to turn off LED lights on the LED screen
learn how to pause program execution for the specified number of milliseconds
Progression Pathways / Computational Thinking Framework
Understands that iteration is the repetition of a process such as a loop. (AL)
Programming & Development
Creates programs that implement algorithms to achieve given goals. (AL)
Data & Data Representation
Understands the difference between data and information. (AB)
Defines data types: real numbers and Boolean. (AB)
Collects, organises and presents data and information in digital content. (AB)
Makes appropriate improvements to solutions based on feedback received, and can comment on the success of the solution. (EV)