USE OF BBC MICRO:BIT IN TEACHING TECHNICAL AND IT EDUCATION




Abstract:
Use of new teaching materials in technical and informatics education makes this subject easier to understand and more meaningful to learn. This paper describes use of miniature computers Micro:bit and its characteristics, developed by the British company BBC in cooperation with several technology companies, with purpose to increase the number of technologically educated people. Paper presents possible use of Micro:bit in teaching technical and informatics education and its impact on development of digital competence. Micro:bit is being used in schools in the UK and part of teachers in Serbia had the opportunity to get acquainted with characteristics of the device. It has been shown how students can try out the programming in the Microsoft Block Editor. Another benefit of this mini-computer is getting to know the basics of robotics. The curriculum in primary education enables the use of such tools in educational work with students. Use of this tool and other similar to it in the work with students creates the atmosphere that is oriented towards new technologies. Simplicity of mini computers allows student to become familiar with different professional challenges that can help them with choosing a future profession.

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D. Stanojević, A. Rosić, B. Ranđelović, . Stanković, “Use of BBC Micro:Bit in Teaching Technical and IT Education,” in Sinteza 2017 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2017, pp. 231-235. doi: 10.15308/Sinteza-2017-231-235 

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Stanojević, D., Rosić, A., Ranđelović, B., Stanković, . (2017). Use of BBC Micro:Bit in Teaching Technical and IT Education. Paper presented at Sinteza 2017 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2017-231-235

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