My students are special because they blossom with imagination. I work in an inner city school system with students whose eyes light up when they are learning.
Do you remember when you were younger and you would just be creative?
You may have built something in your basement or taken apart something because you were curious what it did. I want to give that opportunity to my students. All students should have the opportunity to be the next innovator. You never know who is going to create the next new piece of technology. It could be a 10 year old kid.
I am always looking for ways to push my students in their understanding of computer science. The MicroBit will allow the students to extend their knowledge of computer science and design external projects that will connect with it. For example, they will be able to design an animal and program the MicroBit to be its eyes. The animals' eyes could be coded to move. They can even code the MicroBit to say different messages. Another great feature is that it isn't just block-based language, but they can be exposed to other CS languages. My hope is to continue to expose my students to as much computer science as I can to help them become college and career ready.
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