Teaching Physical Computing to 5-11 year olds – Teacher Training
Teach your young learners how to build electronic circuits as well as the block-based language skills needed to control circuits, from Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators of all types, in schools or informal settings.
It will help you begin your physical computing journey and use physical computing to help to teach young children how to program.
What topics will you cover?
Using physical computing devices in primary school
Using a Crumble to light LEDs and turn motors
Using buttons and sensors as inputs to a Crumble
The programming concepts of sequence, repetition, selection, and using variables
Building a buggy with a Crumble
An introduction to Micro:bit
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Evaluate different commercially available physical computing tools
Apply your programming knowledge to control digital inputs and outputs
Develop physical computing projects using a Crumble microcontroller from task to completed build
Demonstrate how to use the micro:bit MakeCode editor and emulator
Design suitable physical computing projects for your learning context
Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practice