Has your school registered to take part in the BBC micro:bit project?

We’re encouraging all schools to sign up so that students don’t miss out on receiving their free BBC micro:bits - every Year 7 student can have one, as well as their Year 7 computer science teachers.

The BBC micro:bit is a small, codable device that can be programmed to do all sorts of incredible things – it’s been specially developed to help teach students to code and the BBC is giving away one free to every Year 7 child in the UK this Spring term.

It’s a non-intimidating introduction to programming and is intended to be an amazing tool for teaching the new computer science curriculum as well as inspiring young people to get creative with all things digital.

The BBC believes this may be its most ambitious educational project in 30 years and has been made possible by a collaboration with 30 partners who lead in this field – including Microsoft, Samsung, Barclays, Code Club and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

You can get your schools involved by asking them to fill out a quick form on the website, microbit.co.uk.

Here's a blog from BBC Learning’s Head of Department which gives more details about the aims of the project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/4678b923-29e6-4912-a643-b637cf5c9f03

 


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Published: 15/01/2016
Audience: Secondary ICT Teachers
Contact: Fiona Binns

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