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The BBC micro:bit is being released in the United States! I'll show you how to get started with it using Microsoft's MakeCode block editor.
Two weeks ago, we announced a pre-sale of the BBC micro:bit. In preparation for actually carrying and selling the cute board from across the pond, we’re creating a few video tutorials for getting started with programming using the online Microsoft MakeCode block editor.
One of the coolest features of the micro:bit is its ability to be programmed with a number of languages:
The micro:bit was built for the classroom, and teachers have seen some success using the board in their classes. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not fun for nonstudents. It’s packed with sensors and features that make building projects engaging and straightforward.
If you’re looking for a getting started guide in written form, we’ve got you covered:
Have you seen success with block-based coding with younger students? Any tips and tricks for teaching it? Please share in the comments below.