CREATIVE CODING - micro:bit

Program Information

 

Whether your interest lies in games, animations, art, story telling or something else altogether, coding provides a powerful tool that enables you to use coding to express yourself in these areas.

Students will be introduced to an intuitive javascript environment that is widely used to learn the fundamental skills that are critical to coding in every programming language.  These skills include understanding variables, procedures, conditional statements, loops as well as the basic logical thinking required to organize your program into clearly defined modules.

micro:bit Go is a platform developed by the BBC that enables physical computing where students use their coding skills to interact with the real world by controlling LEDs, motors and sensors.

 

In this workshop, students will develop these skills and create a micro:bit project to take home with them and , hopefully, continue to explore with their newly learned skills.  

The "Creative Coding" series provides a comprehensive software development framework in which students will learn the fundamental skills that are critical to coding in every programming language.  These skills include understanding variables, procedures, conditional statements, loops as well as the basic logical thinking required to organize your program into clearly defined modules and, critically, create the algorithms that are central to software development.  The intent is to provide a fun experience with the various platforms (i.e., robotics, game design, mobile app development) such that the students will gain sufficient interest to continue their coding exploration and becoming a producer rather than using their "screen time" only as a consumer.

Currently available at:

Matsumoto Elementary School

8 week program

2:15 - 3:45 PM, Fridays, March 29 to May Apr 13 to June 7, 2019.  

(no class on 4/19, 4/25 and 5/31)

Students in Grades 4-6

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