Children will learn how to use a BBC micro:bit to send messages to each other, considering the importance of privacy while trying to work out who their secret agent partner is, and then try their hand at some basic encryption techniques.
This workshop is run using the MakeCode editor (similar to the popular coding language, Scratch), or can instead give your children a fun introduction to the text-based coding language Python (for experienced learners).
This session can be run in either:
- A classroom with accessible plug sockets
- A computer suite
- design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
- use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected].
Photo credit https://microbit.org
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