Barefoot is excited to announce that for their latest set of resources they’ve teamed up with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to create two ‘Barefoot meets the micro:bit’ activities!
With summer on the way, both activities have an outdoors theme making cross-curricular links to science, so why not download them now and take your computing outdoors this term!?
The first activity, ‘Wildlife Animations’, is for pupils aged 7-9 years. In these lessons, pupils create simple animations on the micro:bit’s LED display inspired by nature. Pupils also complete unplugged activities to explore how their programs are transferred to the micro:bit and how a simple animation can be created using two static images.
Barefoot also have ‘Litter Hunt’ for pupils aged 9-11 years. In these lessons, pupils learn about the role of variables in storing data and convert their micro:bit into a litter counting device. They then go on their own litter hunt around school, counting how much litter they find and how much of it is recyclable.
Barefoot lessons come with a range of support videos to help you deliver them to your pupils and are an ideal introduction if you and your pupils are just starting out with micro:bits in your school.
No micro:bits? No problem!
And, even if you don’t have micro:bits, you can use the free online simulator to complete the lessons. The simulator runs online and so is easily accessed on PCs, laptops or tablets from the micro:bit website.