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 Channel. Please 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: