Prior to spring break, I registered my class for a free micro:bit workshop offered by Kids Code Jeunesse . Without really knowing what to expect, our facilitator Zoe, led my students through an interactive demonstration of coding and connecting the codes to microbits. Instantly excited, engaged, and eager to try out these new pieces of technology, my students partnered up and began their exploration.
The more the students experimented, the more complex their microbits became.
They created names, figures, step counters, and complex movements.
It was inspiring for me to watch my students go from knowing nothing about microbits to being able to program a variety of different codes. Yes, at times they did get frustrated, but they kept on persevering. We could all learn something from them!
As the program came to an end, Zoe left our class with 10 of our own microbits. We continue to play, explore, and learn about them and challenge our thinking in different and innovative ways.