Quite a lot has happened over the past couple of weeks or so. I have had more time to get to grips with using the micro:bit; I have explored the different methods of writing programs for the device; I have paired a micro:bit with the Samsung APP (with varying degrees of success); I have introduced the concept of a ‘cross-curricular hook’ to my colleagues.
Do you want to play Chase the egg?!
Anyway, back to the ‘Chase the egg!’ game – Once the pupil had created the game, I plugged in the cable and ‘flashed’ the game on to the micro:bit. I had a go and then the other pupils had a go and it was an instant hit. This simple game, in which you needed to get one dot touch another dot by rotating the device, was highly addictive and highly competitive. I have spent the past 2 weeks showing this game to everyone, asking pupil to compete against staff, year 7, year 11, year 12, staff…everyone loved it. I even disrupted my HOD’s year 7 lesson to see who could try to beat the top score.