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Using micro:bit for STEM projects and The Internet of Things
In 2018 for the first time in history, there were more ‘smart’ devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth . . . In 2020 we are on track for about 31 billion. This phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things and it is something that students can experience first hand with a small programmable device called the BBC micro:bit, which has the ability to easily send and receive wireless information.
In this workshop we are going to get introduced to the BBC micro:bit, and work through a wonderful selection of classroom activities created by educators from around the world. We are going to code and construct at least 5 projects from scratch, starting with simple block coding projects and finishing with some more advanced Python coding. Throughout these activities we will discuss connections to the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and conclude with a design session where we use the micro:bit to create automated solutions for social distancing in schools.
Session 1: First steps to using the micro:bit in your classroom
Session 2: Python programming on the micro:bit
Session 3: Design Thinking projects with the micro:bit (Theme Social Distancing)