Micro:bit (STEM Beginner) Online Training Course

micro:bit (STEM Beginner)

Micro:bit (STEM Beginner) Online Training Course

In this course, we introduce students to STEM with interesting stories, to learn the basic logic and concept to build programs by blocks coding.

Upon completion of this course, students are able to use micro:bit to code and solve problems, receive Microsoft Global Training Partner issued certificate and get ready for more advanced coding and AI training.

  • Class SBT #3
    FREE
    Date: 17 Feb 2021 (Wed)
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • Class SBT #4
    FREE
    Date: 19 Feb 2021 (Fri)
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1 hour)

Enroll Online Trial Class For Free Now!

- Best fit for child aged 8 or above
- Conducted in English / Cantonese / Mandarin
- Welcome to form private small group from child to adult, from schools, companies & organizations activities.

Enroll Online Regular Class Now!

- Best fit for child aged 8 or above
- Conducted in English / Cantonese / Mandarin
- Welcome to form private small group from child to adult, from schools, companies & organizations activities.

  • Class SBR #1
    HKD $2,200
    Date: 29 Jan, 1 Feb - 5 Feb and 8 Feb - 11 Feb 2021 (Mon - Fri)
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1 hour/lesson, 10 hours total)
  • Class SBR #2
    HKD $2,200
    Date: 22-26 Feb and 1-5 Mar 2021 (Mon - Fri)
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1 hour/lesson, 10 hours total)

This package includes:

Online Live Instructed-led Training (1 hour/lesson, 10 hours total)

Microsoft Global Training Partner issued certificate

Una Student Basic Account Annual Subscription (Starting from the first lesson)

Annual Access of Post-course Self-Study Exercises with Sample Answers (7+ hours, starting from the first lesson)

Course Highlight Using micro:bit or emulator to complete problem-solving training

Computational Thinking

STEM

Interesting Stories

Course Outline

Lesson
Module
Description & Learning Objectives
Time (hrs)
1
Let’s program with micro:bit!
Introduction of the basic operations of Una, MakeCode and micro:bit | First coding | Blocky coding
1
2
How many inputs and outputs?
Simple input and output | Difference between micro:bit emulator and physical micro:bit
1
3
Can micro:bit store my memory?
Human memory and computer variable | Create and change a variable | Modify with multiple input methods
1
4
Rescue Hua Mulan
If condition concept | Nested If condition | Rescue Hua Mulan by rule of conscription
1
5
Shoot and score a goal!
Goal shooting games | “And” and “Or” | Compound conditional statements
1
6
Loop is beauty?
Explore the beauty of programs | Use loop for repeated statements | Coordinates and nested loop
1
7
Electronic dice
Random number | Probability | Cube | Apply variables, If condition, comparison, and loop
1
8
Dead or alive, BOOM!
Countdown function | Ending conditions | Backdoor for the game | Defuse the bomb
1
9
Where am I in the solar system?
Solar system | Features and uses of array | Loop to access an array
1
10
Escape from a maze board
Electronic and non-electronic machinery | If condition, loop, array
1

Testimonial of this course

"The lessons are well-paced and offer different levels of difficulties for students with different coding abilities. Una platform provides great freedom for students to demonstrate their creativity and programming ability on the Challenge page."
Ms Pauline Ip
STEM & IT in Education Coordinator from Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division
“We like how the exercises are slow-paced and provide clear instructions to teach me how to code the robot. It is very interesting. We like solving problems, especially the challenges.”
Students
Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division

Completion of Course

Microbit (STEM Beginner) Online Training Course - Una Completion Certificate Template

Receive Microsoft Global Training Partner issued certificate

STEM Beginner min

Equip basic computational thinking skill and able to code different simple micro:bit applications

AI Maker min

Get ready to enroll in more advaced coding and Artificial Intelligence classes

FAQ

There are over 20 millions of people using the BBC micro:bit in coding education.

The micro:bit is a micro controller that lets you get creative with digital technology. You can code, customize, and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more. The micro:bit is the most recent project by the BBC in an effort to bring computer science education and STEM topics to every student in the United Kingdom. It is an open development board that works in sync with other onboard hardware components to get you started down the path of programming hardware.

Kids from age 8+ in general

  1. We utilize our self-developed AI education platform, Una, to monitor and keep track of the students’ learning progress and provide real-time explanation to their answers.
  2. The course is designed and conducted by our professional team led by Dr. Leo Yeung (specialised in computer science) and Dr. Jason Chan (specialised in mechanical engineering). 
  3. All the trainers and assistants have completed over 10 hours of teacher training (trained by our PhD computer sciencetists and enginners); pursues a STEM degree or above.
  4. The remote class size will not exceed 6 students per trainer. The face-to-face class size will not exceed 12 students per trainer. More assistants will join the class if there are more students than the limit. 

No hardware requirement. Of course, it is good if you have a physical micro:bit at your home, but it is not a must. The course is designed for students that can use either physical micro:bit or micro:bit emulator to do the coding.

Students need to login both Microsoft Teams and Una Platform for learning and coding, but it is not unnecessary to use the same device.

  1. Microsoft Teams: Please download Microsoft Teams here and find out the detail of device requirements.
  2. Una Platform: Student can login Una with an internet-accessible computer, laptop or IPad, using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge up-to-date browsers.

Important Notes for Login Una:

  1. Smartphone is not supported
  2. For IPad users, it requires iPadOS 13.1 or above
  3. Login with computer or laptop, using normal mode on the browser (NOT Incognito Mode), can enjoy a better user experience
  1. When we receive your registration, we will send you Una Platform login instruction.
  2. Once you receive login instruction, before the class, please visit https://app.una.study/ and see if you can login Una successfully. Otherwise, please change your device or update your browser prior class to ensure we can start the lesson on time and smoothly.

Teach Efficiently and Learn Effectively with Una Platform

Play Video

Cloud-based and real-time interactive virtual classroom

Create powerful AI devices with Microsoft AI Google AI, Raspberry Pi, micro:bit and sensors

Do coding on the integrated blocks-coding editor, Microsoft MakeCode

Well-known EdTech Awards and Recognition

Microsoft Education Global Training Partner
HKICT Startup Gold Award 2019
HKGov Dbiz
HKTDC

Learn how to make different AI devices and get Microsoft AI Certificate (AI-900) Learning Path

STEM Beginner min

1. STEM Beginner

Students are introduced to STEM with interesting stories to learn the basic logic and concept to build programs by blocks coding.

STEM Maker min

2. STEM Maker

Under the theme of smart city, students learn advanced coding skills, electronics and scientific knowledge by applying different sensors.

AI Maker min

3. AI Maker

Students learn AI concepts and responsibility by applying different AI technology and training AI models with Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services and Google Teachable Machine.

4. Pass exam and get Mircosoft AI Certificate (AI-900)

Trusted by Government, Schools and Microsoft

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Our teacher training is conducted with:

1) Government (e.g. The Education Bureau, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer)
2) Schools/Teachers association (e.g. The Hong Kong Association for Computer Education, Association of IT Leaders in Education)
3) Commercial organization (e.g. Microsoft)

Professional teacher training prepared by our engineering PhDs

All Una teachers are trained by our PhD engineers, Dr. Leo and Dr. Jason. With research and teaching background in IT and STEM, we will nurture your kids computational thinking, STEM, AI technology and hands-on crafting skills. We ensure that all teachers trained by Una are equipped with the best teaching methods and most updated technical skills for the digital era.