Teacher Emma Williams, Wyedean school’s Assistant Principal Academic, has seen female pupils embrace technology through computer projects that have included creative use of the BBC micro:bit. She explains why this has resulted in an impressive increase in the number of female pupils choosing GCSE computer science and considering tech as a future career.
Samsung have launched a companion app for the BBC micro:bit. Available via Google Play, the resource will connect the BBC micro:bit to smartphones and tablets, allowing young people to code on the go. By being introduced to connected technology and the Internet of Things, pupils will be able to control their smartphones or tablets via the micro:bit and come up with fun applications, such as building their own ‘selfie’ remote controller. Samsung has also developed micro:bit projects for parents and teachers.