Term 4 – BBC Microbits

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In this unit you will learn how to program a small microcontroller device called the BBC Microbit.

You will learn how to use the programming languages Microsoft Block Editor, Microsoft TouchDevelop and Python to create programs that will run on the device.

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Lesson 1 – Setting up the microbit

Learning Objectives Understand how to use the BBC Microbit device Develop some simple programs to run on the Microbit Learning Outcomes All must know how to use the Microbit safely.  With help, be able to set it up and download a program to it.  With help use the Block Editor to produce and run programs […]

Lessons 2 and 3 – Block Editor Challenges

Learning Objectives Design programs using the Microsoft Block Editor language for the Microbit Develop your problem solving abilities Learning Outcomes All must develop simple programs using the instructions on the BBC Microbit website.  Give a brief description of how each program works. (Level 3) Most should develop a mixture of simple and intermediate programs using the instructions on […]

Lessons 4 and 5 – Python Challenges

Learning Objectives Design programs using the Python programming language Develop your problem solving abilities Learning Outcomes All must develop simple programs using the instructions on the MicroPython website.  Give a brief description of how each program works. (Level 3) Most should develop a mixture of simple and intermediate programs using the instructions on the Micropython website.  Be able to describe how […]