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Teaching Python with BBC micro:bit

Episode #184, published Fri, Nov 2, 2018, recorded Fri, Oct 12, 2018.

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How can we make learning Python and teaching Python more real for students, especially younger students? The BBC in the UK had a great idea. Make it more physically real with actual devices. That's where Nicholas Tollervey got involved. He helped bring the BBC Micro:bit and Python to millions of kids in the UK.

Links from the show

Nicholas on Twitter: @ntoll
Python in Education pamphlet: oreilly.com
Programming with MicroPython: shop.oreilly.com
CodeGrades: codegrades.com
CodeGrades on Twitter: @codegrades
Mu editor: codewith.mu
Mu project blog: madewith.mu
Mu developer docs: mu.rtfd.io
PyCon 2018 talk on Mu: youtube.com
EuroPython talk: A Million Children (and MicroPython): youtube.com
PyCon Poland: Python in Education: youtube.com
The Story of MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit: ntoll.org
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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Nicholas is a classically trained musician, philosophy graduate, teacher, writer and software developer. He's just like this biography: concise, honest and full of useful information.
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