BBC Micro:Bit Classroom Pack
This outreach pack consists of a class pack of 20 devices. All you need to run these is a computer for each device and the internet.
What is a micro:bit?
The micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!
The micro:bit was designed to be classroom-friendly from day one. More approachable than just coding, it's a great way to achieve fun, practical results with motivated students.
Coding isn't just for computing class! The micro:bit has projects that are great for Design Technology, Physics and even Art and Music classes.
We've ensured the micro:bit's development is backed with academic research.
So far, we've had great results with well over one million devices deployed [BBC]:
90% of students said the micro:bit showed them that anyone can code.
86% of students said the micro:bit made Computer Science more interesting.
70% more girls said they would choose Computing as a school subject after using the micro:bit.
85% of teachers agree it has made ICT/Computer Science more enjoyable for their students.
Half of all teachers who’ve used the micro:bit say they now feel more confident as a teacher, particularly those who say they’re not very confident in teaching computing.
More information is available here: http://microbit.org/
* Please be aware, in order to share the resources fairly we loan boxes to schools for a 1-2 week period only (subject to availability) Any longer requests can be considered but not guaranteed.