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 @ 15:30, starts April 15th
- 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
- 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)
- 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
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
Unique Learning Portal
- Personalised learning portals with live Tech Clubs
- Interactive motivation and rewards tool for parents
- 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!