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.


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!

USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
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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.

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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This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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