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!

BBC micro:bit

PRODUCT ID: 3530
The British Invasion is here! No, not music...microcontrollers! New to the USA is the newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics - the BBC...
$14.95
IN STOCK

USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
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...
$2.95
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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.

BBC micro:bit Go Bundle

PRODUCT ID: 3362
The British Invasion is here! No, not music...microcontrollers! New to the USA is the newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics - the BBC...
$17.50
IN STOCK

micro:bit Club 10-Pack

PRODUCT ID: 3485
The British Invasion is here! No, not music... microcontrollers! The BBC micro:bit is one of the newest and easiest ways to learn programming and...
OUT OF STOCK

micro:bit - Skill badge, iron-on patch

PRODUCT ID: 3682
Designed for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer developed by the BBC. About...
$3.95
IN STOCK

Getting Started with the micro:bit

PRODUCT ID: 3639
"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...
$19.95
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This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 11, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 25, 2020.