How to start a new classroom

Head to the micro:bit classroom website to get started with setting up a "classroom". A classroom is essentially a coding lesson.

Make a name for the activity and choose a programming language. The current options are MakeCode and Python. This guide will be covering MakeCode. Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit is a web-based code editor for physical computing. It provides a block editor, similar to Scratch or, and also a JavaScript editor for more advanced users.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar at the top of the website allows you to navigate to the different areas of the platform. If you ever get lost you can always head back to Instructions which will most likely guide you to the right place.

The editor

This feature of the website allows you to set up your code.

New to MakeCode for micro:bit? Check out this guide

The dashboard

This feature allows you to share the classroom joining details with your students.

First have your students visit

When they visit the site they will be prompted to enter the classroom name followed by the pin, both of which are provided.

Student code

Keep track of your student's code live on the student code page.

You can also download a whole class record as a word docuent.

Save classroom

To save the code from a classroom session, head to the save classroom page. This file will be used to start your next classroom session and allow you to resume with your class where you last left off.

Once you have the file saved safely, go ahead and end the session.

To resume the session at any time, open the downloaded file and click the resume classroom session button.

Up next, we'll go through setting up and running a sample classroom project.

This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 11, 2020.

This page (Classroom Tour) was last updated on Mar 03, 2020.

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