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 convert your BBC micro:bit into a music player using pins P0 and GND, earphones (or speakers), as well as crocodile clips (or spring clips). We will be learning how to code musical notes using simple commands such as play, keys, and notes.
What the teacher needs to know / QuickStart Computing Glossary
Hardware: The physical systems and components of digital devices; see also software.
Programmable toys: Robots designed for children to use, accepting input, storing short sequences of simple instructions and moving according to this stored program.
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.
Simulation: Using a computer to model the state and behaviour of real-world (or imaginary) systems, including physical or social systems; an integral part of most computer games.
learn how to code music on the BBC micro:bit
learn how to setup the BBC micro:bit as a music player
Progression Pathways / Computational Thinking Framework
Uses diagrams to express solutions.(AB)
Represents solutions using a structured notation (AL) (AB)
Programming & Development
Creates programs that implement algorithms to achieve given goals (AL)
Selects the appropriate data types(AL) (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)