Ask the kids to on the micro:bit icon on your toolbar click on the link on the slideshow.
Click on "New Project". The MakeCode editor will appear
The MakeCode editor consists of the following components
Simulator - on the left side of the screen, you will see a virtual micro:bit that will show you what your program will look like running on a micro:bit. You can also press the buttons to see what your program will do
Toolbox - in the middle of the screen, there are a number of different categories, each containing a number of blocks that can be dragged into the programming workspace on the right. We will use this during the course. A block is like an instruction to tell the code or micro:bit what to do.
Workspace - on the right side of the screen, the grey area, is the Programming Workspace where you will create your program. Programs are constructed by snapping blocks from the Toolbox.
Download - You will use this button to download your code when you are ready to install it to your micro:bit
Program Name - This is the name that you will give your program.
Click on the Basic (blue) category in the Toolbox
Drag the "show string" block to the Workspace. You will see that the block is grey which means that it is not in use.
Try to delete the "show string" block by dragging it back to the toolbar. As you drag it to the toolbar you will notice a bin icon will appear. Drag the block to the toolbar to delete it.
Now drag the "show string" block back to the workspace.
Drag the "show string" block to the "forever" block. Once it is dragged it will snap into the "forever" block. You will also notice on the Simulator (left hand side), the virtual micro:bit will show a scrolling hello
Now click on the "show string" block when it shows "hello" and type in your name.
Again you will see the virtual micro:bit show your name.
Type "name" in name field
Click the pair device option from the menu and ask the kids to Pair their device.
Then press the Download button
You will now see the light flashing on the micro:bit. This means the code is uploading.
Once the code has completed, you will see your name scroll on your mirco:bit.