There’s a new opportunity for Connecting Classrooms partnership schools – the do your :bit competition!
do your :bit is a coding competition, which encourages children and teenagers to combine creativity and technology in solutions for the Global Goals, using BBC micro:bit handheld computers.
We’ve produced a partnership resource to help schools to collaborate with another class, a neighbouring school or international partner school to work on a do your :bit design challenge and enter the competition. We can support you with finding an international partner school and may even be able to use some of your Connecting Classrooms grant to purchase micro:bits.
The resource provides a structure for schools to work together to:
- explore the United Nations’ Global Goals, in particular Goals 14 (Life below water) and 15 (Life on land)
- identify problems in their own communities related to Goals 14 and 15
- develop design solutions using BBC micro:bit technology
- enter prototypes into the global do your :bit design challenge.
Completing this unit together will give pupils opportunities to develop core skills in digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration, and citizenship.
Find out more about what teams other teachers are doing with the micro:bit, and get in touch if you’d like to get involved!
Learn more about how you can find a school partner.
Download our resource to find out how you can work with your partner school to create solutions for the Global Goals.