Bundle : Learning | Getting Started with BBC micro:bit + micro:bit Ready To Go Kit + Tinker Kit

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At OzToyLib we are educators at heart. We have been working with kids and adults over the last couple of years helping them get started with their own STEM learning journey with a focus on coding, electronics, robotics.  This offering is all about making it easy for you (or your child) to get started with your own STEM learning journey using the BBC micro:bit. This offering allows you access to 1 Hr (60 mins) of time with a coach and mentor who will work with you helping you get started with your learning using the BBC micro:bit.

Our educators have a WWCC (Working With Children Check) including a background check. They are educators themselves and have worked with kids, adults helping them get started with their own STEM learning journey. If you are wanting to pickup a new technology, keen to get started with electronics, keen on exploring robotics, have a nagging electronics project you want to solve, get your child some assistance with coding, making, creating at home then you have come to the right place.

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What is the service being delivered – At OzToyLib we are educators at heart. We have been working with kids and adults over the last couple of years helping them get started with their own STEM learning journey with a focus on coding, electronics, robotics.  This offering is all about making it easy for you (or your child) to get started with your own STEM learning journey using the BBC micro:bit. This offering allows you access to 1 Hr (60 mins) of time with a coach and mentor who will work with you helping you get started with your learning using the BBC micro:bit. As part of the learning session we will cover off the following topics –

  1. Introduction to the BBC micro:bit
  2. Setting up the BBC micro:bit on your computer
  3. Learning howto program the BBC micro:bit
  4. Code your first few programs – Smiley, Flashing Heart, Game Counter
  5. Blinking an LED with the BBC micro:bit (This requires you to purchase a suitable electronics starter kit from OzToyLib.com.au)
  6. Helping you chart out next steps with your STEM Learning Journey

This bundle includes the following items –

  1. BBC micro:bit
  2. BBC micro:bit electronics kit

 

 

Our educators have a WWCC (Working With Children Check) including a background check. They are educators themselves and have worked with kids, adults helping them get started with their own STEM learning journey. If you are wanting to pickup a new technology, keen to get started with electronics, keen on exploring robotics, have a nagging electronics project you want to solve, get your child some assistance with coding, making, creating at home then you have come to the right place.

What is the BBC Micro:bit : The BBC MicroBit (also referred to as BBC micro:bit) is an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The BBC micro:bit was first announced on the launch of BBC’s Make It Digital campaign on 12 March 2015 with the intent of delivering 1 million devices to pupils in the UK. Here’s some of what’s packed into micro:bit –

  1. The micro:bit is half the size of a credit card and has an ARM Cortex-M0 processor
  2. The micro:bit comes along with an accelerometer and magnetometer sensors
  3. The micro:bit offers Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  4. Also embedded into the micro:bit front face is a display consisting of 25 LEDs and two programmable buttons

 

The micro:bit can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that form part of a larger 23-pin edge connector. As a pocket-sized computer the BBC micro:bit is approximately 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools. It has 25 red LED lights that can flash eye catching messages and be used to create challenging games. The two programmable buttons on the micro:bit can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The accelerometer on the micro:bit can detect motion and knows when you’re on the move so you can use it to create a pedometer or even an interactive game that detects motion. The built-in compass knows which direction you’re heading in and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.

What kits will we base our learning around and how do we choose them – Every learning requirement is unique. Our approach to training involves working with the student to understand his/her current background, their understanding of the subject at hand, experience with the relevant tools/platform, their learning objectives including preference for learning approach i.e. hands on learning, learning through seeing others work, etc.  Based on our understanding of the different parameters we work with the student to identify a suitable learning approach. Where a kit is required (electronics, robotics, etc.) we will work with the student to help identify a suitable learning kit. All our kits are sourced from our store i.e. www.OzToyLib.com.au. Our experience working with kids, parents over the years gives us the ability to help map suitable learning options, approaches, learning platforms to students learning requirements and outcomes.

How do i purchase the service and schedule the sessions – Follow these steps to book your sessions :

  1. Step 1: You need to first purchase the sessions i.e. add this product to the cart, checkout and complete the purchase.
  2. Step 2: Once you’ve completed the purchase use the link provided below (See Book Now button at the end of this page) to schedule the session as per your convenience. Each item (this product) when purchased gives you access to one x 1 Hr session with the mentor.
  3. Step 3 (Optional): Once you’ve completed the first sessions you can purchase multiple sessions and use the link provided below (See Book Now button at the end of this page) to schedule the session as per your convenience. Each item (this product) when purchased gives you access to one x 1 Hr session with the mentor.

Drop us a note at support@oztoylib.com.au if you have any questions.

How will the service be delivered – These sessions are all designed to be 1 on 1 where the mentor and student sit together, working through the topics at hand i.e. coding, electronics, robotics, etc. You are not purchasing access to group sessions, so please do not expect group tutoring since our current delivery model does not cater for that. Write to us separately at support@oztoylib.com.au for group tutoring requests. See below for additional details –

  1. If you are Melbourne based, we will travel to where you are located.
  2. Please note – When working with kids <16 yrs, it is mandatory that a parent is present in the room all times during the session.
  3. If you live in Victoria but are more than an hours commute away from Melbourne we have a couple of options. We can agree to meet somewhere around Melbourne, at a place that’s convenient to you or we could conduct our sessions over Skype/Google Hangouts.
  4. For those living outside of Melbourne we will deliver the sessions using Skype/ Google Hangouts (preferred).

If you have any custom requests please write to us at support@oztoylib.com.au with details of your requirement. PLEASE DO NOT make a purchase unless we have confirmed ability to deliver any custom learning requests.

How should i book the sessions – Purchase one or more of these and use our booking tool at the link below to pick a suitable slot.

If you have any custom requests please write to us at support@oztoylib.com.au with details of your requirement. PLEASE DO NOT make a purchase unless we have confirmed ability to deliver any custom learning requests.

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