On Wednesday, 24th February, the BBC will be hosting micro:bit Live Lesson. Featuring special guest experts from across the fields of coding and robotics, the Lesson will be introducing students to the micro:bit. There will be digital pets, secret messaging programs, robotic designs. What more could you want!
The Live Lesson aims to encourage Key Stage 3 students to get creative with their micro:bits, with interesting suggestions on how to get the most out of their new devices. The BBC are asking schools to get involved with special activities before
the Lesson is broadcasted. Students can download, alter and adapt the code that they will be using in the lesson, and send in their creations with a chance to be featured on the Live Lesson broadcast.
This looks to be an amazing opportunity for students, teachers and parents to learn a bit more about the micro:bit’s abilities. There will be loads of fun and interesting activities to get involved with and a lot to knuckle down on once the Lesson is over.
Presented by Ana Matronic and Dan Walker, the Live Lesson will also involve guests Amy Mather and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar.
Amy Mather, 16, highlights the creative side of technology, using code to solve real life problems and teaches workshops using her own designs and products. Amy was honoured with the European Commission's first European Digital Girl of the Year Award in 2013.
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE is the Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and the Institute of Perception, Action & Behavior (IPAB) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Sethu will be joining the presenters in the studio to discuss and illustrate the world of robotics – from the most basic robots to the University's most recent project in collaboration with NASA.
Teachers can find out how to get involved with the Lesson, and a whole host of resource are available over at the BBC.