# Intermediate

/Intermediate

## Microbits: Intro, lesson ideas and more

2019-05-22T15:07:49+00:00

Here you can find detailed lesson plans videos for an introduction, troubleshooting and information about what we have put in our micro:bit kits.  It should be a good place for teachers new to the micro:bit to get started.

Microbits: Intro, lesson ideas and more 2019-05-22T15:07:49+00:00

## Micro:Bit Deep Dive Resources

2019-02-16T10:44:56+00:00

Code examples, curricular links, and project ideas using Micro:Bits, Makecode blocks, and some peripherals. This website is in beta until the Feb 1-2 2019 conference and (spoiler alert) will be used in the Micro:Bit Deep Dive session. The website contains many embedded Makecode examples, so it is somewhat slow.

Micro:Bit Deep Dive Resources 2019-02-16T10:44:56+00:00

## Binary Bracelets

2018-11-09T12:00:46+00:00

Binary is extremely important to the computer world. The majority of computers today store all sorts of information in binary form. This lesson helps to demonstrate how it is possible to take something that we know and translate it into a series of ons and offs.

In this lesson students will learn how information is represented in a way such that a computer can interpret and store it. When learning binary, students will have the opportunity to write codes and share them with peers as secret messages.

Learning Intentions:

• Encode letters into binary
• Decode binary back to letters
• Relate the idea of storing initials on a bracelet to the idea of storing information in a computer

Binary Bracelets 2018-11-09T12:00:46+00:00

## Spheros – Chariot Challenge

2018-11-01T11:57:18+00:00

 The unit concept is to learn how to program a Sphero three different ways and to program the Sphero to act as the horse of a Roman Chariot. The task will involve building a “driveless” chariot/car and program it to run on Roman roads and race track.

Spheros – Chariot Challenge 2018-11-01T11:57:18+00:00

## Sphero Amazing Obstacle Course

2018-11-01T11:43:21+00:00

Students will create a 3D obstacle course using cardboard and other materials for spheros to navigate through.  They will calculate the angles of all the corners and the distance.

Sphero Amazing Obstacle Course 2018-11-01T11:43:21+00:00

## Frameworks for Design Thinking

2018-04-28T20:49:31+00:00

This is a collection of different templates and frameworks for design, aimed at a variety of learning styles, groupings, and institutions. It was a collective creation from VINLearn #3. It's a work in progress, and is currently only in Google Slides format.

Frameworks for Design Thinking 2018-04-28T20:49:31+00:00

## Micro:Bits and Beyond

2018-04-28T20:48:45+00:00

This slide deck is an overview of Micro:Bits and an introduction to other processor boards such as Circuit Playground Express, Arduino Uno, and Adafruit Gemma. There are many resource links. The focus is using Makecode block coding in as many areas as possible. This was presented at VINLearn #3.

Micro:Bits and Beyond 2018-04-28T20:48:45+00:00

## Marshmallow Challenge

2018-04-28T20:59:06+00:00

An inexpensive, unplugged activity that can also be used to introduce the concept of design thinking and prototyping.

Originally created by Tom Wujec.

Marshmallow Challenge 2018-04-28T20:59:06+00:00

## Sphero Art

2018-04-27T12:59:04+00:00

Use sphero and spheroEdu App drawing function to create a piece of art.

Sphero Art 2018-04-27T12:59:04+00:00

## Routing and Network Deadlock Orange Game

2018-04-27T12:59:58+00:00

When you have a lot of people using one resource (such as cars using roads, or messages getting through the Internet), there is the possibility of “deadlock”. A way of working co-operatively is needed to avoid this happening. This is a great introductory activity to how networks manage traffic congestion.

Routing and Network Deadlock Orange Game 2018-04-27T12:59:58+00:00

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