Share Paper: At-Home Hands-On Computer Science using the BBC microbit and the MakerBit in a 6th Grade Distance Learning Scenario

  1. Roger Wagner, 1010 Technologies, United States
Thursday, April 1 4:45 PM-5:15 PM Room 6

Abstract: In the school year 2019-2020, a pilot program was carried out with the BBC micro:bit and the MakerBit STEM & Computer Science Curriculum in three on-site 6th grade computer science classrooms. With the pandemic and the shift to at-home distance learning, the curriculum and instructional process was adapted for an approach that has worked well in the first part of the 2020-2021 school year in a structure where students work both collaboratively and with direct instruction through zoom sessions facilitated by the classroom teacher. Each remote learning class begins with the teacher reviewing previous work and concepts, and then introducing ...