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Micro:Bits
Micro:Bits Are Go!

Y7 have been getting to grips with their free BBC Micro:Bits in Computing lessons over the past few weeks.  The Micro:Bit is a free mini computer that is being given away to every Y7 in the country by the BBC.  In lessons we have been learning how to program our Micro:Bits to perform tasks such as displaying messages, displaying images and modelling simple games like rock paper scissors.  The device has loads of cool features such as a built in compass, Bluetooth and accelerometer (tilt sensor).

The Micro:Bit club has been running on Monday lunchtimes in Mr Colley’s room and we’ve been coding projects such as a quiz game, a compass, a pedometer and real life snakes & ladders.  If you’re interested in finding out more about your Micro:Bit then come along.

At the end of the unit, pupils will receive their own Micro:Bit to keep.  You can write your own programs on the Micro:Bit website and there are also lots and lots of project ideas online.  We’ve collected lots of useful links on our micro site at http://students.stmaryschs.org.uk/ and Mr Colley has put some help videos on his YouTube ChannelPlease send us pics or video of any projects you’ve made at home to our Twitter account @StMarysICT.  In the meantime, here are some videos of what we’ve been up to: