‘Great Education Giveaway’ donates 250 micro:bit devices

‘Great Education Giveaway’ donates 250 micro:bit devices

By eeNews Europe

‘The Great micro:bit Education Giveaway’ was initially launched in August 2018. The project asked STEM educators to submit a proposal for a micro:bit project. 25 applicants have now been chosen to receive a micro:bit club pack – each containing ten devices and associated accessories including batteries, adapters and USB cables.

Successful applicants were asked to document the progress of their projects on the element14 Community. The projects included maker sessions for young and vulnerable children in New Brunswick, Canada, a series of projects for G:RL Power Code Fest Americas, which support young female coders in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, and the development of an interactive mental arithmetic challenge by a group of students in Pennsylvania, USA.

Three additional projects were selected for special recognition and a micro:bit prize packages to help further their development. Educators Robert Ancell from New Zealand, Andrei Beloiu from Romania and Wil Lindsay from the USA were announced as the winners.

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