Considerations and Technical Pitfalls for Teaching Computational Thinking with BBC micro:bit

Markus Tyrén, Niklas Carlborg, Carl Heath, Eva Eriksson

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As many countries are about to make changes in the primary school curriculum by introducing computational thinking, new methods and support for teachers is needed in order help them develop and adapt teaching materials. In this paper, technical pitfalls and other considerations for designing teaching materials with the microcontroller BBC micro:bit are presented. The results are based on a series of 21 workshops in different parts of Sweden aiming to investigate what is important to consider when designing teaching materials with the BBC micro:bit for training Swedish primary schools students computational thinking skills. The contribution of the paper are a number of identified considerations that can be helpful for teachers when designing exercises and planning for teaching computational thinking with the BBC micro:bit.
Original languageDanish
Publication date18 Jun 2018
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018
EventFablearn Europe 2018 - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 18 Jun 201818 Jun 2018


ConferenceFablearn Europe 2018
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