Focus: Code a micro:bit device using block based code on a laptop or tablet.

What will you do?: Learn coding fundamentals and apply to them to an external device; programming it to do a variety of tasks, learning the real power of code in a real world environment. See ‘Course Content’ below for more information.

Ability level: Beginner – Intermediate. No previous course needs to be completed to attend this course.

When is it on?:

One live session a week for six weeks. Sessions last 60 minutes. We are currently taking bookings for the clubs detailed below.

April/ May: Weekly on Thursdays @ 17:00, starts April 15th

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Required device(s):
  • micro:bit (available on Amazon and many other online stores)
  • You will programme the micro:bit from another device. It will connect to most computers; laptop/ desktop (Windows and Mac), iOS/ Android
Required software:
  • NAME: micro:bit
  • On a laptop/ computer – search for ‘micro:bit makecode’ on your browser, it is an online tool
  • On a smart device, download the official ‘micro:bit’ app
  • COST: Free (but micro:bit device must be purchased)
Browser:
  • Cocoon TECH:CLUB works best on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge
  • micro:bit works in most browsers, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the browser installed

Course Content

Coding Skills Learned

  • Computational thinking and coding logic
  • Sequencing commands
  • Writing algorithms
  • Creating functions, loops and variables
  • Debugging lines of code
  • Testing and retesting programs in a real world environment

End Product

A mini portfolio of small coding projects with one main project.

Ready to share instantly with friends and family!

Unique Learning Portal

- Personalised learning portals with live Tech Clubs
- Interactive motivation and rewards tool for parents
and children
- Live and archived webinars, as well as over 2,000
resources available 24/7 - the learning never stops!
- Reach out to expert mentors at any time -
personalised support to guarantee unlimited growth!
- One safe place to come and learn all the skills needed to be a success in the modern world

Other Skills Learned

  • Upload files to the cloud
  • Share a cloud folder
  • Create an ePortfolio
  • Share project safely through the
    cloud (with friends and family)

The Learning Journey

- For beginners and seasoned 'techies' - we scaffold the learning

- We'll help your child become great with technology

- The learning never stops - be an animator, a coder, or multimedia expert!