- To write a program to initiate a flashing LED panel after button press and/or automatically initiate using the Micro: bit light sensing, as part of an eCharm
Pupils should be taught to:
- Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
- Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
- Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
Before the lesson
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Pupils needing extra support: Should be provided with a copy of the Activity: Micro:bit programs or use slides 4-6 as visual aids. Support with verbal prompts. Replay the Teacher and pupil videos for additional visual support.
Pupils working at greater depth: Allow the pupils to explore beyond the prescribed Micro: bit program and extension code. Pause at points through the Micro:bit programming and see if the pupils can suggest what code comes next. Challenge them to the extension tasks to extend their current program to include button B and write a new program to use the Micro:bit light sensing capabilities.