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User guide: Remote teaching

User guide

Supporting you with remote teaching

Tips for teachers supporting students at home

teacher showing micro:bit to children

If you are involved with teaching remotely these resources may be useful to you.

micro:bit classroom

Run live micro:bit coding lessons remotely using video streaming plus our free micro:bit classroom tool. This makes it easy for you to share code with your students, observe and support their coding and save their progress.

It’s great if students have access to a micro:bit at home, but many activities can be completed without a physical micro:bit, using the simulator in Microsoft MakeCode.

Find out more about micro:bit classroom in the Teaching tools page.

Screenshot of micro:bit classroom

micro:bit classroom has been researched and created in partnership with Nominet and the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.

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Setting micro:bit assignments remotely

Screenshot of MakeCode project shared by teacher

As well as running live coding lessons with micro:bit classroom, you can set assignments for students to work on in their own time using Google Classroom or other virtual learning environments. You can even embed MakeCode projects in Microsoft Teams assignments. Find out more:

Microsoft online learning page

Make it: code it projects

Quick, simple coding projects you can launch in micro:bit classroom or use independently. MakeCode, Python and Scratch programs to turn your micro:bit into games, musical instruments, data loggers and more whilst learning about how computer systems integrate hardware such as sensors with software. Each project has extension ideas. You can filter by level, programming language, learning topic and device feature.

Turn your micro:bit into an animated name badge

Make your own step counter with a micro:bit

Explore projects

Home learning videos

Six themed sets of easy-to-follow 15 minute activities with short videos to show and tell your students everything they need to know. You can also download printable coding sheets to support independent learning.

More home learning videos

Other useful resources for independent learning