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 create numbers randomly by using the input of the BBC micro:bit. We will be learning how to create random numbers with input using a local variable as well as simple commands, such as pick number and show number.
learn how to run code when an input button is pressed
learn how a variable is a place where you can store data
learn how to set the value of a local variable
learn how to returns a random number
learn how to show a number on the LED screen, one digit at a time (scrolling left to right)
learn how to turn off all the LED lights on the LED screen
Progression Pathways / Computational Thinking Framework
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)
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)