Micro:bit Hero: Using MakeCode to Replicate Popular Songs

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Brian Johnson
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0218-9463

Abstract

This lesson opens with an introduction of how to program the Micro:bit using block code to play music using the piano keyboard embedded in the music section of Micro:bit Make Code.  In this lesson, students explore how to make music using this feature and learn how to program the Micro:bit using MakeCode to incorporate rests and different notes (quarter, half, and full) to replicate nursery rhymes or popular songs.  The lesson concludes with a discussion of the challenges/limitations of coding the Micro:bit to play music.  Students also  shared their musical creations with their peers through a “Name that Tune” game where they attempted to guess which popular song or nursery rhyme their peers had replicated in MakeCode.


Time: 30-45 minutes

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Johnson, B. (2022). Micro:bit Hero: Using MakeCode to Replicate Popular Songs. Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching, 1(1), 23–28. https://doi.org/10.13001/jtilt.v1i1.7057
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