Check out our Getting started with micro:bit video if you'd like to see a quick tutorial on writing a program, start-to-finish, with a micro:bit.
In a Nutshell
- The micro:bit is a versatile and classroom-friendly, programmable electronics board.
- Programming happens in the browser - no software rollout required.
- Suitable for primary and secondary students.
- Applications aren't limited to STEM only, micro:bit can be integrated into art, music and design projects.
In this tutorial I'll talk about how the micro:bit lives in the classroom.
What's a micro:bit?
The micro:bit is a bite-sized, programmable circuit board that has been designed for the classroom. Students can develop code in an online editor, download their script and copy it onto the micro:bit just like copying a file to a flash drive.
What's it good for?
The micro:bit website has super-polished and engaging lesson plans suitable for students in primary and secondary school. There are community-submitted projects scattered throughout, some are even created by students that use micro:bit!