Welcome Gareth Stockdale, new micro:bit CEO, from the BBC – The Micro:bit Educational Foundation has today announced that Gareth Stockdale will be joining the Foundation as CEO. Gareth joins from BBC Learning where he was joint lead for the original project that designed, developed and deployed the micro:bit to all year 7 or equivalent children…
I have a number of the micro:bit boards with some clever adapters from Adafruit. This IS “the excellent platform” to start kids in learning about computers and programming. Schools in the US are paranoid about soldering irons and the micro:bit helps by having large pads to use alligator clips. A couple of AA batteries and a USB cable and your able to rock that code. Even though the new federal budget makes it more difficult to contribute to any cause, I plan to help computer learning by donating to DonorsChoose.org.
If you are so inclined to teach others the lesson plans include sample code, lecture material, whiteboard examples and teacher notes. In the process of preparing to teach others, you might just learn something yourself.