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 creating conditionals, if condition do to conditionally run code depending on whether a condition is true or not. We will be learning how to create a fortune telling app using local variable and conditionals (If), input on shake as well as simple commands, such as show string, show number, and clear screen.
learn how to show a string on the LED screen
learn how to show a number on the LED screen
learn how to learn how to turn off all the LED lights on the LED screen
learn how to use the input on shake
learn how to learn how to create a local variable to store data so that you can use it later in your code
learn how to learn how to return a random number
learn how to learn how to conditionally run code depending on whether a condition is true or not
Progression Pathways / Computational Thinking Framework
Designs solutions (algorithms) that use repetition and two-way selection, ie if, then and else.(AL)
Uses diagrams to express solutions.(AB)
Recognises that different solutions exist for the same problem (AL) (AB) Understands that iteration is the repetition of a process such as a loop (AL)
Represents solutions using a structured notation (AL) (AB)
Programming & Development
Creates programs that implement algorithms to achieve given goals (AL)
Declares and assigns variables(AB)
Understands the difference between, and appropriately uses if and if, then and else statements(AL)
Uses a variable and relational operators within a loop to govern termination (AL) (GE)
Uses a range of operators and expressions e.g. Boolean, and applies them in the context of program control. (AL)
Selects the appropriate data types(AL) (AB
Data & Data Representation
Understands the difference between data and information(AB)
Performs more complex searches for information e.g. using Boolean and relational operators(AL) (GE) (EV)
Defines data types: real numbers and Boolean (AB)
Hardware & Processing
Knows that computers collect data from various input devices, including sensors and application software (AB)
Demonstrates responsible use of technologies and online services, and knows a range of ways to report concerns Understands how search engines rank search results (AL)
Collects, organizes, 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)
Recognises ethical issues surrounding the application of information technology beyond school.