Embedding control into the D&T curriculum with the BBC micro:bit
What is the micro:bit?
- it’s a micro-controller packaged on a small board with buttons, LEDs and sensors that you program using a computer, phone or tablet using simple blocks. It makes abstract concepts tangible, and students can get results in seconds.
What can it do?
- you can use it to make real, working electronic products, prototype larger systems or make larger, connected systems using radio. Simple projects like a step counter, name badge or dice can be used as starting points
How is it relevant to the D&T curriculum?
- The micro:bit makes it simple to teach the control systems part of the technical knowledge KS3 curriculum, with its built-in sensors and simple block-coding
Presented by: Giles Booth, Education Content Manager at Micro:bit Educational Foundation
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