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Over a hectic four days, members of the element14 team have been present at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, where the BBC micro:bit was officially launched in the USA and Canada.   The event was packed with a constant stream of interested and knowledgable students, teachers and parents, plus representatives from major global tech companies and initiatives, all showcasing their latest products and collaborations. Global educational leaders gave inspiring talks on the importance of provid ...
  The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world – a meeting of education and technology thought leaders, companies, teachers and students. It’s currently being held in the beautiful city of San Antonio in Texas and the Element 14 team are there supporting several products, projects and partners.   The exhibition and conference is huge with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors dis ...
  A group of Dutch students were given a crash course in programming at this year's Girlsday event in Eindhoven, Netherlands - with a little help from BBC micro:bit and the Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP.   On Thursday 13 April 2017, more than 10,000 girls aged between 10 and 15 were offered an introduction to various science and technology disciplines as part of 'Girlsday', an annual initiative by Dutch organisation VHTO aiming to encourage more young women to participate in ...