Microsoft MakeCode Saturday

Microsoft Make code

Microsoft MakeCode Saturday is a fun, hands-on workshop at Bett that is free and open to teachers, parents and students.  Microsoft MakeCode is an open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path from Blocks into real-world programming.  Learn more here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/makecode/about.

Microsoft will be bringing MakeCode to Bett this year, so you can get hands on and learn how to code in real time with no prior experience needed!

As an educator, you will also see how some schools and other educators are creating inclusive, engaging learning experiences with Microsoft MakeCode, and learn about some free curriculum and resources you can use in your classroom.

Check out the agenda below, and make sure you register to secure your place!

10-11am MakeCode for micro:bit

Microbit

Learn about this little device which is making a big impact in CS education around the world. In this workshop, attendees can expect to get hands-on creating MakeCode projects with the micro:bit, and get access to curriculum and resources they can use in the classroom. No prior experience required.

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11-12pm MakeCode for Minecraft

Minecraft

Make it rain chickens, control your Agent robot, and build mini-games… learning computer science has never been so much fun! In this workshop, attendees can expect to get hands-on creating simple mods in Minecraft using Microsoft MakeCode, and get access to curriculum and resources they can use in the classroom. No prior experience required.

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1-2pm MakeCode Arcade

Arcade

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a 2D game development environment entirely online. In this workshop, attendees can expect to get hands-on creating simple sprite-based games using Microsoft MakeCode, and get access to curriculum and resources they can use in the classroom. Creating games has never been easier!  No prior experience required.

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2-3pm MakeCode for LEGO MINDSTORMS 

MINDSTORMS

Come join us to learn about Microsoft MakeCode for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot.  Using robotics to teach computer science concepts is a powerful way to engage every student in computational thinking.  In this workshop, attendees can expect to get hands-on working in groups to complete challenges with their robots.  No prior experience required. 

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*You must be registered to participate in these sessions.

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