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Wednesday, April 26 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Teaching Programming and Electronics: The Holy Grail

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Finding a versatile device to teach programming and electronics in a K-12 school has been a challenge. The Microbit is a small computer that can be programmed from any device with a web browser. Young students can start with a Scratch block language then as they get older program in Python or Javascript. The Microbit comes with several built in sensors, Bluetooth (to control smartphones), and contacts like a Makey Makey. Students can learn to build and program electronic circuits at any age. A laptop is recommended for this workshop.

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David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker sp... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Studio 4