Considerations and Technical Pitfalls for Teaching Computational Thinking with BBC micro:bit
Paper in proceedings, 2018

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.

computational thinking

teaching

school.

programming

BBC micro:bit

Author

Markus tyrén

Niklas Carlborg

Carl Heath

Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

proceedings of FabLearn Europe'18,

FabLearn Europe'18,
Trondheim, Norway,

Subject Categories

Didactics

Computer and Information Science

Pedagogical Work

Pedagogy

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

DOI

10.1145/3213818.3213829

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Created

6/20/2018