Marvelous Micro:bits Virtual Workshop

Last updated on
Monday, September 14th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

This virtual workshop will introduce students to coding with random generators and arrays within micro:bit classroom.

NO PHYSICAL MICRO:BIT REQUIRED.

In this workshop we will work to familiarize your students with coding within the micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to continue using micro:bit lessons with your class.

Students will learn how to create, access, and changes lists as well as explore the uses of inputs and random numbers. They will work towards creating a random generator to help them solve the everyday problem of “I’m bored, what should I do?”

This workshop will cover basicsvariablesarrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. This activity can be done entirely using the online simulator if no physical micro:bit is available.

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Big Ideas
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Complex tasks require different technologies and tools at different stages.
  • Complex tasks require the sequencing of skills.
  • COVID Precautions
    n/a
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    7, 8, 9
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    50 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $0.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Free until March 31, 2021 thanks to funding from the Government of Canada through the CanCode program

    Additional Notes

    Required:

    • Per Student: computer or tablet with internet connection
    • District or school-approved platform for facilitator to talk with class (e.g. Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom)

    Optional:

    • Physical micro:bit for students

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