Announcing: New Micro:bit Resources & Extensions for CS Fundamentals

Micro:bit resources for CS Fundamentals

Inspired by our shared goals of improving digital literacy and empowering computer science educators in schools, has partnered with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to offer teachers several resources on using the BBC micro:bit device as an extension to our CS Fundamentals curriculum. There are more than 7 million micro:bit programmable devices already in use around the world.

Each set of these new CSF lesson guides shows how to use physical computing to build on what students are learning in CSF and to deepen their conceptual understanding by taking code off the screen and into their hands. Click here to learn more and view the resources.

Why physical computing?

Research has found that adding physical computing to computer science education helps deepen understanding, broaden participation, and maintain interest for a diverse array of students.

Using physical devices can not only transform a student’s perspective of the purpose of computing, but it can help them connect the actions on the screen to real-world impacts. Additionally, physical computing environments can have a positive effect on collaboration and interpersonal skills because students must often work together.

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