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Micro:bit Challenge: October Featured Project

As part of our Micro:bit Challenge, we’re featuring one micro:bit project each month. This month, we’re pleased to feature Melanie Mulcaster’s project: STEAM Micro:bit Sculpture.

Melanie is a Teacher Librarian at Hillside Public School with Peel District School Board in Mississauga, Ontario. As a grade 7/8 STEAM facilitator at her school, Melanie believes in supporting and fostering the evolution of unique, innovative and engaging programming that is respective of student interests, needs and skill sets – especially in the emerging area of library and classroom learning commons makerspaces.

Melanie’s micro:bit project was created as a mean for students to communicate a theme, message or idea through an artistic design. In developing their micro:bit sculptures, students thought critically about how the use of the micro:bit would help illustrate and add meaning to the overall arrangement. Check out one of Melanie’s students’ micro:bit sculpture project below:

As our featured project for the month, we are excited to award Melanie with a micro:bit club pack so her students may continue their creating, coding and collaboration with the micro:bit.

With Microsoft Education Canada’s Make:Change Contest already underway, we’ve decided to make the theme of next month’s Micro:bit Challenge Environmental Sustainability. Using your micro:bits, show us how your students (or kids) can better our global community by improving resource efficiency, sustainable consumption, waste elimination and/or the environment.

For your chance to be featured next month and earn your choice of a micro:bit club pack or micro:bit compatible sensors and accessories, please submit your Micro:bit Challenge project by November 20th by posting it on Twitter using #FCLedu.

Thank you to everyone who participated in September’s Mico:bit Challenge, we hope you will continue your students’ learning with the micro:bit.

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