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Computing / Computer Science

Computing / Computer Science

The BBC micro:bit is a simple to use and learn educational development board designed for use within the classroom, it's one of the most popular choices for schools and colleges around the world! It’s incredibly easy for beginners of all ages to learn how to code with the simplicity of block programming while supporting natural progression for learners allowing them to advance onto text-based languages JavaScript and MicroPython.

With its compact design and a broad selection of integrated electronic sensors and modules, the HaloCode is a single board computer specifically designed for teaching and education that offers all sorts of opportunities to create AI & IoT projects. Students can design a game, then use HaloCode as a controller and use everyday objects as a joystick or buttons to control the game.

The Makey Makey is an ideal cross-curriculum board that can be used in any subject. Students can use Scratch to code one of the many inputs on the Makey Makey to do a variety of different projects, program a game controller, make a drum kit out of bananas or design an interactive poster. The coding projects students can do with Makey Makey are endless!

The Edison Robot can be programmed through barcodes, block programming and Python languages, for a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students aged 4 to 16.

The Raspberry Pi is a brilliant low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. Capable of doing everything you would expect a desktop computer to do, this fantastic STEM device is great for students of all ages to explore computing and learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python!