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07 JULY 2015

BBC Micro Bit: potential to inspire digital creativity?

"The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK. A collaboration between 29 partners, the micro:bit is the BBC's most ambitious education initiative in 30 years, with an ambition to inspire digital creativity and develop a new generation of tech pioneers. The UK currently faces a critical skills shortage in the technology sector and the BBC and partners aim to help change that. In the 1980s, the BBC Micro introduced many children to computing for the first time and the BBC micro:bit, part of the BBC's 2015 Make it Digital initiative, will build on the legacy of that project for the digital age. It aims to inspire young people to get creative with digital and develop core skills in science, technology and engineering. The micro:bit will also be made commercially available later in 2015, so those not in the year 7 group can get involved."

(BBC Make It Digital)




11 and 12 year olds • 201521st century literaciesArduinoBBC Make It DigitalBBC Micro • BBC Micro Bit • BBC micro:bitcoding • coding programmes • computing kit • design and technologydigital creativity • digital device • digital skills • education initiative • engineering and design • FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) • home computing • imperial ambitions • inspire digital creativity • Intel Galileo • Micro Bit • over-the-air programming • pocket-sized circuit board • pocket-sized computer • printed circuit boardprogrammable deviceprogrammable mediaprogramming-oriented deviceRaspberry Piskills gapskills shortagetechnology education • Tony Hall • UK


Simon Perkins
08 OCTOBER 2013

The Raspberry Pi

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit–card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word–processing and games. It also plays high–definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming."



20062008 • Alan Mycroft • beginner-friendly • Computer Laboratory (Cambridge) • computer programming • CPU • design and technology • Eben Upton • hardware design • ICT literacy • Jack Lang • learn to codelearning software • mobile device processor • Pete Lomas • pocket-sized circuit boardprogrammable deviceprogrammable mediaprogramming environment • programming experimentation • programming-oriented deviceprototyping platformRaspberry Pi • Raspberry Pi Foundation • Rob Mullins • teaching tooltechnology educationUKUniversity of Cambridge


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