Lisa Jacobs & Seth Denney, GPAEA Instructional Technology Coaches
Microbits are small battery-operated circuit boards that students can write programs for on a computer or Chromebook. Beginners love writing code to make the screen (25 tiny led lights) spell out words and display simple pictures. As their programming skills develop, students can create interactive games, connect to motors, or speakers, use the built-in light, temperature, and motion sensors. The devices also have a built-in radio feature so they can send messages to other Microbits or connect via bluetooth.