Tynker for Schools is excited to partner with Illinois IDEA for a webinar entitled: Micro:bits and Tynker: Physical Computing Made Easy!
Remember with Tynker, any teacher can teach coding. Micro:bits (with Tynker) are the best and simplest way to get K-8 coding with hardware! This Webinar is for any and every teacher who is interested in taking their next steps with hardware (micro:bits) and software like Tynker blocks (and Python!).
To All Who Attend Live: We’ll be raffling off micro:bits!
With this FREE professional learning opportunity you will experience:
+ Many of Tynker’s ready-made coding templates for Tynker Blocks and Python!
+ Preview both of Tynker’s 2 new coding courses: micro:bits 101 and micro:Python 101
+ Tynker innovation- 1 click upload to micro:bits and 1 button deploy for Python!
What are micro:bits?
If you’re familiar with Makey Makey, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi- micro:bit tops them all! Micro:bits (https://microbit.org/) are a programmable microcontroller, with sensors, LEDs, pins, bluetooth, accelerometer- all built in. It’s super-accessible for K-5+, and gives opportunities for very young students to program hardware in an efficient and innovative manner. They’re also much cheaper than any of those other options.
About Daniel Rezac:
Daniel Rezac worked most recently as the Director of Academic Technology for Quest Academy, in addition to serving students at Northbrook/Glenview District 30, Fremont District 79, and Chicago Public Schools as a Technology Integration Specialist and science teacher. He is currently the Senior Education Partnerships Lead for Tynker for Schools (Tynker.com) and a long-time member and volunteer for IDEA (formerly Illinois Computing Educators), an ISTE Affiliate.
Tynker’s award-winning creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. The platform is used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools and 60 million kids across 150 countries. Global partners include brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Mattel, PBS, Sylvan Learning, and more. Tynker is accessible from any computer with an internet browser, as well as via the Tynker iPad app, and offers both a free and paid subscription option.
RSVP for the webinar here.
Illinois educators will earn one (1) PDH at the conclusion of the webinar.