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3 Posts authored by: mswren
Often times learning how to code can be an intimidating process. For many it can also sometimes be quite boring. But this summer, I was able to overcome these challenges while teaching by using the BCC MicroBit which allowed me to teach python by interfacing between blocks. Kids could understand how their blocks translated to written syntax. The BBC MicroBit is also unique in that it allowed kids multiple ways to provide input and output. By simply letting their imaginations run wild at the end ...
A bright sunny day in Renton, WA. A beautiful library sitting over a river. What better way to spend the day than conducting a microbit camp? People soon started to trickle in and sat down, watching the projector. They encompass all ages, from elementary school, to college freshmen. The room was packed to the brim, with even more people dropping in. A mix of comments fly through the air. Some are excited, wondering what the different things on the tables are. “What are these?” &ld ...
For years we have hosted a community based outreach program. Students volunteer to lead programs and we have hosted middle school programming workshops for girls, maker events, and even some challenge activities for elementary school students. My high school student leaders would deliver the content and attendees would experience the inspiring, relevant programming instructions by subject matter experts. I feel like the program has gotten better with time as these leaders stepped into their role ...