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Hands-on Micro:bit Introduction

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posted on 2024-06-21, 13:43 authored by Dale ReedDale Reed, Diana Diaz Herrera

This is a collection of tutorial information for the Micro:bit, which is a half-credit card sized device developed by the BBC in the United Kingdom for computer education.  It continues to be used by millions of students world-wide.  It has a wide range of built-in and add-on sensors, and can be programmed online through Microsoft MakeCode, MicroPython, Scratch, or a host of other options

Micro:bits have a low floor (easy to get started), a high ceiling (you can do advanced work), and wide walls (widely applicable) MIT's Mitch Resnick.  Micro:bits are an example of Physical Computing where what the computer does is not just behind a screen, but out in the real world.

This material is designed to help you get started, point you in the direction of helpful resources, and to inspire you to consider how you might use Micro:bits in your own third grade through college-level instruction.  

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