BBC's Micro Bit computer will help kids learn to code
The BBC launched a flagship initiative today that aims to get a new generation excited about technology. The Make It Digital campaign will provide students in Year 7 (that’s around 11 years old) with a small microcomputer that will allow them to learn the basics of coding. The microcomputer, nicknamed the Micro Bit, will be a standalone, entry-level coding device with an LED display that students can plug into any computer. It will be able to communicate with more advanced devices like the Arduino, Galileo, Kano, and Raspberry Pi, as well as other Micro Bits.
The initiative is a response to what the BBC is calling a “significant skills shortage” in the UK’s digital fields. The BBC’s director Tony Hall said in a statement today that the…
Source:: The Verge