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4.5 PD HOURS

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19/11/2020

9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All Primary And Secondary Teachers

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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)

Presented by Critical Agendas

Sanjin Dedic

Sanjin Dedic is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies.

Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies, in 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the make movement ethos into the classroom, he since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7- 10.

He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.

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