The BBC Micro:bit was launch a year ago and now the BBC has announced that they have formed a new non-profit organization called the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and the device is headed around the wold.
The BBC also revealed that more than 1 million micro:bits had been given out to schoolchildren in the UK in the last twelve months.
We have never wanted these efforts to be a flash in the pan which is where the Micro:bit Educational Foundation comes in. Supported by a range of leading educational and technology organisations including ARM, Microsoft, Nominet, Samsung , the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the BBC, it will ensure that we continue to enable a generation to grow their digital capability within the UK. And it will also work to enthuse and support young people on a global scale as well – capitalising on the interest the BBC micro:bit has stirred from Iceland to the USA and from Singapore to Norway.
None of this would be possible without our original partners – the organisations who have worked so hard alongside us to develop and create one million devices for children in the UK. Nor would it have been the success it is without the teachers who have championed this tiny computer – embedding it within their lesson plans and coming up with far more ways to use it than we could ever have imagined.
You can find out more details about the BBC Micro:bit over at the BBC at the link below.