Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fwd: FW: micro:bit Global Challenge

Dear educators,


We are pleased to announce that there is a micro:bit Global Challenge coming up. The launch date of the challenge is 24 Sep 2018 (see details below). Do watch out for it and get your students to participate!



Can you help achieve the Global Goals? We're setting you the biggest coding challenge yet!

We are excited to announce that Arm, World's Largest Lesson and The Micro:bit Educational Foundation have co created a brand new competition called the Global Challenge.

Using the BBC micro:bit, we want you to design and make a solution to a problem that affects your community or a community somewhere else in the world and will contribute to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). Maybe you have a great innovation which could make your school or community a safer place to be? Or perhaps you are passionate about health and wellbeing, with ideas on how to make our world a healthier place to live?

The winners of the challenge will visit London on an all-expenses paid trip and take part in an amazing micro:bit challenge day with other winners from all over the world!

Full details of the challenge will be launched on September 24 and how you can enter.

In the meantime, have a look at these resources that will help get you started.

The cross-curricular resources focus on using the micro:bit to solve problems and help achieve the Global Goals. They are easy to follow and can be used if you have worked with a micro:bit before or not. Each resource includes lesson plans, classroom presentations and student resources and are perfect for key stages 2 and 3.

There are more resources to come so keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter @microbit_edu.

And don't forget to visit our Let's Code page to perfect your blocks, Python or Javascript coding skills.



Mr Chang CL

Poi Ching School

21 Tampines St. 71 Singapore 529067

Tel: 6785 6420 Fax: 6785 7198