The BBC micro:bit is an extremely powerful tool for teaching introductory programming skills. The microcontroller is packed with sensors, LEDs and more. However, with so many capabilities, it can be hard to organize lessons and manage the code of all your students. micro:bit classroom is here to help!

In this guide, we will show how to navigate the platform and walk through an example programming lesson in MakeCode.

Parts

To use micro:bit classroom, each student should have a computer that is connected to the internet.

To go along with micro:bit classroom, each student will need a micro:bit itself and a micro-B USB cable. Of course, students can always share!

Angled shot of a BBC micro:bit.
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
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Kits and more

Here are some kits and other materials that can help out class groups.

These kits have all the necessary parts to get started as well as battery packs to make projects mobile.

Top down view of a BBC micro:bit. "HELLO" scrolling through the display.
Discontinued - you can grab micro:bit v2 Go Bundle - Batteries and USB Cable Included instead! The British...
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Shot of micro:bit V1 Club (10-Pack) with batteries, battery holders & USB cables
Discontinued - you can grab micro:bit v2 Go Club 10-Pack - Batteries and USB Cables Included...
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Rectangular shaped embroidered badge with the micro:bit logo in green over a white background
Designed for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer developed by the BBC. About...
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Front cover of "Getting Started with the micro:bit" by Wolfram Donat. Cover art features a square black microcontroller with capacitive clips.
"Take a byte of the micro:bit!"This book is for everyone! It's for kids (and parents) who want to learn how to program their own simple games and gadgets...
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This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 11, 2020.

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