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STEM & Makerspace Resources

BBC micro:bit Accessory Guide

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Home Learning

Home Learning
Remote teaching combined with home learning is a whole new paradigm for most teachers and parents. It presents unique problems and challenges for both. Many of our vendors have resources that have been built around supporting teachers at schools, but these aren't necessarily well suited to help teachers with remote teaching and parents with home learning. In recognition of this many have produced a modified subset of resources to help teachers and parents with remote and home learning.

One of the first to do this was Microbric, the developer and manufacturer of the Edison Robot. Others include Joylabz who make the Makey Makey Classic and Sphero.
Microbric (Edison) - An EdVenture for Everyone
There’s so much you can learn and do at home with Edison robots! Microbric have created three different EdVenture Styles to help you work out the best options for your needs. Each style has lessons and activities carefully selected from their range of educational resources. You can also mix-and-match to create your own custom curriculum.

Learn to Code with EdScratch

Learn to code with EdScratch

A curated set of the EdScratch student lessons. The lessons use the EdScratch programming app which is easy to learn while offering a robust platform for computer science education.

A good choice if you want a more structured and longer-term pathway for coding education

Best for students 10+ years old. The EdScratch student worksheets are designed for independent use by students who can read at a fifth-grade level.

Start Coding Lessons

Fun STEM for the Family

Fun STEM for the family

Activities for the whole family to enjoy centred around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) using Edison robots.

A good choice if you want stand-alone activities which emphasise hands-on discovery and learning-through-play.

Good for ages 5+ with an adult’s help.

Find an Activity

Deep-dive Projects

Deep-dive projects

Open-ended projects using Edison robots as a tool to invent and create.

A good choice if you want a bigger project that can be worked on over the course of several days or weeks. These projects are ideal for students who already have an interest in coding, robotics, making and inventing.

Best for ages 10+, but possible for ages 5+ with an adult’s help.

Explore a Project

Recommended Resources

BBC micro:bit
A great way to keep young minds busy at home is with these great starter projects for the BBC micro:bit.

BBC micro:bit Name Badge

Name Badge

Turn your micro:bit into an animated name badge.

Go to Project

BBC micro:bit Step Counter

Step Counter

Make your own step counter with a micro:bit.

Go to Project

BBC micro:bit Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Multi-player radio treasure hunt game.

Go to Project

For Teachers

If you have a device for live-streaming your own teaching, the new micro:bit classroom coding tool could allow you to run real-time, live lessons.

  • Set up a micro:bit classroom session for your group with your own starter code, or use one of our projects or lessons
  • While you have micro:bit classroom open, students can join your live lesson using a PIN, no logins or passwords are needed
  • Review students’ work in real time
  • Save their code to resume in a later lesson
  • Download a class report

Recommended Resources

Joylabz (Makey Makey) - Let's Invent
Throughout this troubling time when students and teachers are practicing remote learning, Makey Makey is commited to making content that can help make learning at home meaningful and fun.

Let's Invent with Makey Makey

Let's Invent with Makey Makey

Joylabz have been busy working on creating content for kids with their "Let's Invent" webinar series which is available to view on their Youtube channel.

Makey Makey on Youtube

Musical Instruments to Make at Home

Musical Instrument to Make at Home

Creativity is one of the many tools we need to engage in order to maintain high spirits during these tough times. One of the many creative ways to use Makey Makey is to create musical instruments. Instructables have created a collection of projects for making musical instruments with objects you have at home.

Get Creative

Makey Makey Home Lessons

Makey Makey Home Lessons

Ready to start inventing from home? Joylabz have been working on creating a course that kids can take on their own! There are four lessons currently but they are busy creating new classes to help you start inventing with everyday objects you have at home.

Get Creative

Recommended Resources

TTS (Bee-Bot/Blue-Bot)
TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and prepared.
  • Free download so print and share it with your pupils or send it electronically
  • Created for teachers by teachers
  • Includes activities for all curriculum areas
  • Easy to use with all tasks explained clearly
  • All activities help to revise and embed curriculum learning at home
  • It is also mobile friendly
With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.

TTS Early Activity Book

Early Years Activity Book

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TTS Ages 5-7 Activity Book

Ages 5-7 Activity Book

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TTS Ages 7-11 Activity Book

Ages 7-11 Activity Book

Download Here

Recommended Resources

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