About the BBC Microbit:
Designed for educators and beginners, the Microbit is a good way to get into the very basics of programming and reading sensors. It can be expanded and built-upon with robotics kits and add-on boards. By engaging in hands-on computation before the age of 11, students are ready to tackle the abstract study of computer science concepts during their middle school years.
After deploying the Microbit for one year in UK schools, the BBC commissioned an impact study that found:
- 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.
After attending our Digital Electronics Lab, students can join our Elementary Intro to Programming lab to try more coding projects and fun group activities. Or they can join our Python Coding with Minecraft or Roblox Studio classes to build 3D worlds while learning to code with a typing language.
Older students entering middle school can join our more advanced Starter Labs with tools like Python, Java, App Development, and Unity3D.. Our Starter Labs are designed to allow students to continue and keep learning as long as they are interested. Many continue for a year or more.