Physical Computing – Coding With Micro:bits

Title of Course: Micro:bit Workshop

Description:

The Micro:bit Workshop is intended for educators who are seeking to implement a layer of physical computing into their schools, classrooms & more. Educators will learn to create lesson plans revolving around different topics and subjects.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for educators.

Prerequisites:

Access to a computer.

What to expect:

The courses are delivered in-person and virtually. Topics include:

  • Understanding the Micro:bit capabilities
  • Understanding “Make-Code”
  • Utilizing the Emulator
  • Putting together simple code
  • Downloading code to the Micro:bit
  • Introduction to Makecode.org
  • Introducing simple & complex activities

Workshop Outline:

  • Introductions
  • Getting Started: Flashing Heart
  • Understanding Inputs
  • Coding an Alarm
  • Coding a Watch
  • Exploring Makecode.org
  • Bringing ideas to reality

Meet the instructor:

Nicholas (Nic) Leask

Nic is a STEAM Coach with experience in Technology. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Certified Instructor and Microsoft: Education Educator (MEE) Certified Instructor.  He attended the Minecraft: Education Edition training at the Microsoft Corporate Office in Redmond, Washington. He graduated from Stony Brook University where he attained a degree in Environmental Studies and a degree in Business Management. Post-graduation Nic worked for an environmental marketing agency and later worked at a technology recruitment firm. The latter is where Nicholas found his opportunity to move into technology. He attended a software engineering bootcamp in NYC where he gained experience working primarily with CSS, HTML, JavaScript & React. While working with Connect-The-Dots, Nic has helped shape Nebula Academy and taught the importance of bringing tech into the classroom and how to utilize technology as a resource tool to engage students in immersive learning experiences. 

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