• Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

Micro:bit Mashup (BBC micro:bit, MakeCode)

PL # 12376.
Starting on 20 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 18/09/2019

Event registrations closed on 18/09/2019


This is an introduction to using the BBC micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft’s easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment.
In this hands-on session, we will use the BBC micro:bit and explore ways that this can be used to support the Digital Technologies curriculum and ideas for cross-curricular projects.
The BBC micro:bit is an inexpensive pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.
The super easy, non-intimidating user experience and extensive wireless and sensor features mean it can be used across the school, including curriculum subjects such as science, design, maths, music, art and computing.
Attendees will have hands-on time learning the exciting features of the micro:bit and explore lesson activities for students to invent, plan and create digital solutions with applications across the curriculum.
After exploring the capabilities of the micro:bit, teachers will work in groups to solve real-world problems.
We have a limited supply of micro:bits and kits to use on the day, however please feel free to bring your own micro:bits, inventors kits, and other add-ons to explore

It is encouraged that participants bring their own devices.

** Morning tea and lunch will be provided. There will be some Microsoft Surface Pros available to borrow.**


More Information


Simon Fittock (AISWA Staff)

Technologies Consultant

Simon has a Bachelor of Education and Arts (F-7) from Flinders University (Adelaide) and is currently studying a Master of Education by research at Edith Cowan University. Simon has a keen interest in educational practice and has professional experience teaching in Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden. He has been involved in state-wide STEM initiatives and supported schools and teachers in the implementation of STEM both as a teacher and professional learning consultant. Simon also has a passion for the Technologies curriculum area and the integration of digital technology as a way to enhance learners' educational experiences. 



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

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