BBC micro:bit for all year 7 pupils, launched

Published 23rd March 2016

BBC micro:bits were handed out to Yr7 pupils yesterday and a new learning adventure begins for all.

The BBC micro:bit is a half credit card sized computer, which can be programmed from a standard PC or mobile device.  The aim of the project is to encourage children to become actively involved in coding and designing new things, rather than simply being consumers of media technology.

The D&T Association is playing an active role to promote the use of the BBC micro:bit in D&T education and has been working in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and The National STEM Learning Centre to deliver the first round of highly successful Roadshow D&T and Science Teacher Training courses.

D&T training materials will be released over the next few weeks and will be featured at the Summer School. 

Check out the IET BBC micro:bit D&T teaching resources, which will play a key part in establishing the work in schools.  Details can be found at the following link.

We would love to hear of what you are doing or planning to do with BBC micro:bits  in D&T or STEM in your school.

Further details can be found on the BBC micro:bit site

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