In the middle of October, 2018, about twenty students from Zivko Brajkovski in Butel participated in the workshop “Learning the basics of Microbit”. Under the mentorship of their teachers, the young people who study in different languages of instruction jointly studied the basics of programming.
At the beginning of the activity, the teachers instructed the students to use the basic Microbit commands for creating complex programs in order to understand the basic computer processes, such as debugging, pseudocode and algorithms, but also to learn how to save their projects and share them with others.
Having listened to all the instructions, the students could not wait to start working on their Microbit commands. Their main task was to create a happy and a sad emoji, using the special Makecode program, while the final step was to transfer the emoji on the Microbit chip.
At the end of the lesson, part of the students approached the main interactive board to demonstrate how they had managed to create the program and transfer it to their Microbit chip.
This activity is part of the programming school club of the school within the Strengthening Multiethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project, funded by the Pestalozzi Children’s Pestalozzi. The main goal of the project is to increase interethnic integration in the society, promoting multiculturalism and actively involving the students of different ethnic backgrounds in various activities.