Today, year 7 students in Mr Hunt's class were the first to experience the new BBC Micro:bit resource.
The students began to learn the basics of the Java block editing software programme by coding their names to be illuminated and scroll across the L.E.D. screen. They then moved on to more complicated programming and created Rock, Paper Scissors random generators. The programming for this was fairly complex for the first lesson, but the students were able to understand the pitfalls and support each other to produce their working prototypes. The lesson culminated in students 'battling' each other in rock, paper, scissors wars.
All students were incredibly enthusiastic and excited throughout. Quotes included "I want to buy one of these for home", "this is brilliant", "I can't wait for D.T. next week" and "I'm going to make a tamagotchi!"
So it is clear that the BBC micro:bit is a hit! Please follow our blog to see how use of the BBC micro:bit develops at RWS.
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To find out more, please visit http://microbit.org/
Congratulations to the following Year 7 students who have been nominated for RWS STEM by their Science, Design Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics teachers!