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Learn how Adams 12 Five Star Schools partnered with SparkFun Electronics to implement an emerging technology to expand Computer Science course offerings in middle school with the micro:bit. The results have exceeded all expectations! Come hear the story of their journey, experience the micro:bit yourself, and leave with lessons to implement tomorrow!
The micro:bit is an exciting new tool for teaching computing. This tiny, inexpensive (cheaper than 3 cups of coffee!) computer is smaller than a credit card and includes buttons, LEDs, and sensors. Engaging both teachers and students alike, the micro:bit delivers leash-free learning experiences that allow for collaboration, design thinking, creativity, project-based learning, and so much more!
This session is a wonderful and fun opportunity for all levels of experience. Participants will explore computational thinking in an accessible way and gain access to 9-weeks of classroom-ready curriculum aligned to the CSTA and ISTE standards.
Please bring a USB enabled device for best results.
Session Resource Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ld7IoIMztSxk9VD1XOHFrBRvgjWZjjC2OOazdFxcvkc/edit?usp=sharing