Micro:bit 101: Getting Started with Microcontrollers

New to Micro: bit? Check out this comprehensive course for teachers and students alike. It contains capsules, how-to instructions, extension activities, and more!

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Design-Thinking Tools for Students: Common Sense Media — Top Picks

“To help students solve problems big and small through design thinking, we’ve collected resources on this list in two categories. The first offers ideation and collaboration tools students can use during the design process. The second offers mostly free, web-based resources that students can use to find their next design project, or that teachers can use to build lessons.”

Learning to Code: from procedural puzzle-based games to creative programming by Romero et al.

A research article about programming.

Educational Robotics: from procedural learning to co-creative project-oriented challenges with LEGO WeDo

“Romero, M., & Dupont, Y. (2016). Educational robotics: from procedural learning to co-creative project oriented challenges with LEGO WeDo. Presented at CIDUI.”

TurtleArt

“TurtleArt lets you make images with your computer. The Turtle follows a sequence of commands. You specify the sequence by snapping together puzzle-like blocks. The blocks can tell the turtle to draw lines and arcs, draw in different colors, go to a specific place on the screen, etc.”

Scratch JR Lessons

“Each of these activities gives you a quick way to learn how to do new things with ScratchJr. “

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