Code the Collection: The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre and the BBC Micro:bit

We are extremely pleased to welcome Juno Rae of the Samsung Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum back to Digital Past!

The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum was created in 2009 in partnership with Samsung to provide a state-of-the-art technological hub for children and young people to learn about and interact with the Museum’s collection through school and family sessions.

Juno first spoke at Digital Past 2015 about ‘A gift for Athena’, an app which used Augmented Reality to support Key Stage 2 student visits to the British Museum’s Parthenon gallery. With the centre ever moving onward, Juno returns this year to talk about the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre’s introduction of coding into its digital learning sessions using the BBC micro:bit.

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized codable computer designed to be used across the curriculum, and beyond, as an educational and creative tool to inspire young people. This talk will discuss how the devices enable children to engage with, explore and respond to the collections held in the British Museum, and the results of the Centre’ pilot programme.

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