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© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 2017
Get Creative, Get
Connected, Get Coding!
Hal Speed
Maker Faire New York Education Forum
Head of North America
Micro:bit Educational Foundation
22 September 2017
@HalSpeed @microbit_edu
slideshare.net/hal_speed
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20172
Micro:bit Designed as a Learning Tool for
Students
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20173
2015
 BBC Make It Digital
 29 partners
 1 million micro:bit devices
 11-12 year olds
 Across the U.K.
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20174
90% of students said it helped
show that anyone can code
Source: BBC
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20175
70% increase in the number of
girls that said they would
definitely choose computing
Source: BBC
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20176
“Creating Cool Stuff”
 Sue Sentence, et al. King’s College London
 Reinforces Bloom’s Taxonomy
 Creating at the pinnacle
 Physical computing in school:
 Motivation
 Tangibility
 Collaboration
 Creativity
6
Source:
https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/65615345/creating_cool_stuff_POSTPRINT_to_share.pdf
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20177
To empower children, parents and
teachers around the globe to learn
and innovate using the micro:bit
2016 Micro:bit Educational
Foundation Formed
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20178
micro:bit now in the U.S.
2017
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20179
Sample of Lessons
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201710
STEM Lessons
https://makecode.microbit.org/projects
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201711
Third-Party Curricula
Microsoft MakeCode Intro to CS
https://aka.ms/intro2cs
PLTW Gateway:
Computer Science for
Innovators and Makers
https://www.pltw.org/our-
programs/pltw-gateway-
curriculum#curriculum-4
8. Coordinate Grid System
9. Booleans
10.Music and Arrays
11.Bits, Bytes, and Binary
12.Radio
13.Arrays
14.Independent Final
Project
1. Making
2. Algorithms
3. Variables
4. Conditionals
5. Iteration
6. Review/Mini-Project
7. Coordinate Grid
System
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201712
 Many applications in and
out of school
 Science
 ICT
 Art
 Music
 Engineering
 Design & Technology
 Computing
 STEM clubs
Not just about coding!
“Play, Share, Code,
Wear!”
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201713
Microsoft MakeCode – Blocks and
JavaScript
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201714
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201715
Python
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201716
Scratch Extension – scratchx.org
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201717
 PC/Mac
 Chromebooks
 Smart phones
 Tablets
 Connect through USB
 Connect through Bluetooth
 iOS and Android apps
available
Multiple ways of
programing
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201718
http://microbit.org/assets/documents/microbit-accessories.pdf
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201719 http://microbit.org/assets/documents/microbit-accessories.pdf
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201720
Package Options
~$14.99 ~$16.50 ~$142.00
1x micro:bit 1x micro:bit
1x battery pack w/batteries
1x USB cable
10x micro:bit
10x battery pack w/batteries
10x USB cable
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201721
U.S. Resellers
http://microbit.org/resellers/
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201722
Available via DonorsChoose.org
 AKJ Education is an approved DonorsChoose.org vendor and
micro:bit reseller
 Teachers enter projects and request classroom materials
 Individuals and companies can donate money towards the
purchase of those materials
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201723
Make with micro:bit
https://makezine.com/2017/09/20/learn-basics-javascript-
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201724
“The micro:bit is a standout for education.
First, it uses block-style programming
language…Second, it has enough lights,
buttons, and sensors built in to give a
student programmer plenty to play with”
Sam Brown, Make: Magazine
Make: 2017 Board Guide STANDOUTS
https://makezine.com/2017/05/30/extraordinary-dev-boards/
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201725
What if robots replaced teachers?
https://youtu.be/rjCkiNRM-FI
© Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201726
In the future, every child will be an
inventor
Vision

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Micro:bit Maker Faire NY Education Forum - Sept 2017

  • 1. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 2017 Get Creative, Get Connected, Get Coding! Hal Speed Maker Faire New York Education Forum Head of North America Micro:bit Educational Foundation 22 September 2017 @HalSpeed @microbit_edu slideshare.net/hal_speed
  • 2. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20172 Micro:bit Designed as a Learning Tool for Students
  • 3. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20173 2015  BBC Make It Digital  29 partners  1 million micro:bit devices  11-12 year olds  Across the U.K.
  • 4. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20174 90% of students said it helped show that anyone can code Source: BBC
  • 5. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20175 70% increase in the number of girls that said they would definitely choose computing Source: BBC
  • 6. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20176 “Creating Cool Stuff”  Sue Sentence, et al. King’s College London  Reinforces Bloom’s Taxonomy  Creating at the pinnacle  Physical computing in school:  Motivation  Tangibility  Collaboration  Creativity 6 Source: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/65615345/creating_cool_stuff_POSTPRINT_to_share.pdf
  • 7. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20177 To empower children, parents and teachers around the globe to learn and innovate using the micro:bit 2016 Micro:bit Educational Foundation Formed
  • 8. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20178 micro:bit now in the U.S. 2017
  • 9. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 20179 Sample of Lessons
  • 10. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201710 STEM Lessons https://makecode.microbit.org/projects
  • 11. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201711 Third-Party Curricula Microsoft MakeCode Intro to CS https://aka.ms/intro2cs PLTW Gateway: Computer Science for Innovators and Makers https://www.pltw.org/our- programs/pltw-gateway- curriculum#curriculum-4 8. Coordinate Grid System 9. Booleans 10.Music and Arrays 11.Bits, Bytes, and Binary 12.Radio 13.Arrays 14.Independent Final Project 1. Making 2. Algorithms 3. Variables 4. Conditionals 5. Iteration 6. Review/Mini-Project 7. Coordinate Grid System
  • 12. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201712  Many applications in and out of school  Science  ICT  Art  Music  Engineering  Design & Technology  Computing  STEM clubs Not just about coding! “Play, Share, Code, Wear!”
  • 13. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201713 Microsoft MakeCode – Blocks and JavaScript
  • 14. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201714
  • 15. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201715 Python
  • 16. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201716 Scratch Extension – scratchx.org
  • 17. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201717  PC/Mac  Chromebooks  Smart phones  Tablets  Connect through USB  Connect through Bluetooth  iOS and Android apps available Multiple ways of programing
  • 18. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201718 http://microbit.org/assets/documents/microbit-accessories.pdf
  • 19. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201719 http://microbit.org/assets/documents/microbit-accessories.pdf
  • 20. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201720 Package Options ~$14.99 ~$16.50 ~$142.00 1x micro:bit 1x micro:bit 1x battery pack w/batteries 1x USB cable 10x micro:bit 10x battery pack w/batteries 10x USB cable
  • 21. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201721 U.S. Resellers http://microbit.org/resellers/
  • 22. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201722 Available via DonorsChoose.org  AKJ Education is an approved DonorsChoose.org vendor and micro:bit reseller  Teachers enter projects and request classroom materials  Individuals and companies can donate money towards the purchase of those materials
  • 23. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201723 Make with micro:bit https://makezine.com/2017/09/20/learn-basics-javascript-
  • 24. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201724 “The micro:bit is a standout for education. First, it uses block-style programming language…Second, it has enough lights, buttons, and sensors built in to give a student programmer plenty to play with” Sam Brown, Make: Magazine Make: 2017 Board Guide STANDOUTS https://makezine.com/2017/05/30/extraordinary-dev-boards/
  • 25. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201725 What if robots replaced teachers? https://youtu.be/rjCkiNRM-FI
  • 26. © Micro:bit Educational Foundation 201726 In the future, every child will be an inventor Vision