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Episode #184: Teaching Python with BBC micro:bit

Published Fri, Nov 2, 2018, recorded Fri, Oct 12, 2018.

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:
Programming with MicroPython:
CodeGrades on Twitter: @codegrades
Mu editor:
Mu project blog:
Mu developer docs:
PyCon 2018 talk on Mu:
EuroPython talk: A Million Children (and MicroPython):
PyCon Poland: Python in Education:
The Story of MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit:

Nicholas Tollervey
Nicholas Tollervey
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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