In this example lesson, we'll walk through how to set up micro:bit classroom, use the editor, share joining details with the dashboard, track your student's code, and save classroom sessions to pick up where you left off.

The example

For the example we'll keep it simple with this fun little beating heart.

There is a whole range of great example projects to choose from on the micro:bit website. This is a nice simple one to start off with.

Set up a new classroom

Head to the micro:bit classroom website to get started with setting up a classroom.

Name your activity, then choose MakeCode as your programming language. Lastly, make sure the "Use temporary local storage" box is checked. Then hit "Launch classroom"

Code set-up and the editor

Click on the "editor" tab of the website.

Then follow the directions on the micro:bit website to program the beating heart.

Share classroom joining details with your students on the dashboard

First have your students visit https://microbit.org/join

When they visit the site they will be prompted to enter the classroom name followed by the pin

You should be to see in the dashboard as your students join.

As a teacher you are able to edit student information such as names and progress status.

View student's work live

On this page, you can track your student's work as they code away. 

You can also download a report for all students as a Word document. This creates a document detailing your student's current work and saves it to your computer.

You can also share the code of any one student with other students.

When your students are ready, they can submit their code to you along with how they are feeling about their work.

Saving the classroom file, ending and resuming sessions

To save the code from a classroom session, head to the save classroom page. Go ahead and download the file by clicking the "Download classroom html file" button. 

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 the session.

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

This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 11, 2020.
This page (Example Lesson) was last updated on Oct 12, 2020.