Lesson 1 : Introduction
MicroPython 101

Time: 45+ minutes

Introduction

Code Introduced

Vocabulary

Objectives

Materials

Warm-Up (5 minutes)

Activities (45 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Introduction modules on their own:

1. What Is a micro:bit? (Document)
2. What is MicroPython? (Example)
3. Hello, World! (DIY)
4. Scorekeeper (DIY)
5. Review (Document)
6. Quiz (Multiple-choice)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-Math: MP.1
  • CCSS-ELA: 6-8.RST.3, 6-8.RST.4, 6-8.RST.7
  • CSTA: 2-AP-11, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-15, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.11, 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.15, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

U.K. Standards

Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:
  • understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns
  • Key stage 4
    All pupils must have the opportunity to study aspects of information technology and computer science at sufficient depth to allow them to progress to higher levels of study or to a professional career. Pupils should be taught to:
  • develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology
  • develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills
  • understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to report a range of concerns
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    Lesson 1
    Introduction
    33 Slides
    Lesson 2
    Emoji Maker
    27 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Track and Field
    28 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Prime Time
    20 Slides
    Lesson 5
    Temperature Search
    24 Slides
    Lesson 6
    Reflex Master
    20 Slides
    Lesson 7
    Maze Madness
    23 Slides
    Lesson 8
    High Rollers
    25 Slides
    Lesson 9
    Soundboard
    27 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Button Masher
    23 Slides
    Lesson 11
    Dodgeball
    18 Slides
    Lesson 12
    Guess the Word
    21 Slides
    Lesson 13
    Morse Code
    24 Slides
    Lesson 14
    Treasure Hunt
    20 Slides