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This week we are hitting the road with BetaVersity, which manufactures and runs BetaBox Mobile Prototyping Labs. CEO Sean Newman Maroni has been leading the operation and this week our educator spotlight shines on his...
Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, Middle School Gifted and Talented Facilitator
At West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional in New Jersey, Rebecca McLelland-Crawley is leading the charge to integrate littleBits into the science curriculum and foster cross-grade mentorship throughout the district. Read mo...
LITTLEBITS EDUCATION TESTIMONIALS
“littleBits [Bits™ modules] are undoubtedly affordable pieces of physics.”
John Maeda, Design Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, Byers, former President of Rhode Island School of Design, and author of The Laws of Simplicity
“The best technologies have low floors (providing easy ways to get started), high ceilings (supporting complex projects), and wide walls (appealing to a wide variety of people). littleBits is one of the rare products that succeeds along all three dimensions. It’s a construction kit for everyone — even for people who didn’t think they’d be interested in construction kits.”
Mitch Resnick, Head of Lifelong Kindergarten group, MIT Media Lab, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research
“As an enrichment educator, littleBits has taken kids to another stratosphere! littleBits truly are the intersection of engineering, art and design; mimicking the multifunctional teams that bring real-life innovations to the world. Tinkering is not just tinkering anymore, now my students can bring the ideas in their heads to life with motors, sensors, and lights! They don’t even realize they are learning because they are having so much fun!!”
Erica Iannotti, from Compuchild
“Our curriculum is moving towards a more inquiry-based, integrated and competency-based focus. littleBits are an ideal teaching and learning tool to inspire creative and critical thinking across disciplines. Because of the open-ended and “maker” nature of littleBits, the materials draw in students that may not initially see themselves as future scientists, engineers or mathematicians. littleBits provide an integrated approach to STEM/STEAM content areas.”
Janice Novakowski, Teacher consultant for the Richmond School District in British Columbia
“When I am invited into a classroom to share littleBits, I build a buzzer circuit and hide all but the button switch up my sleeve. When I shake the teacher’s hand or give them a hug, I buzz and voilà – I’ve got the kids hooked! I have the students work in groups of four or five to explore the Bits and then I begin the lesson.”
Shelagh Lim, Curriculum Helping Teachers in the Surrey School District of British Columbia
Dive into our lessons to explore more hand-on learning and making inspiration.
With littleBits logic modules, you can program in block form. The logic modules create rules for your circuit to follow, giving you more ability to create interesting and comple...
This lesson was inspired by Melinda Huffman- Schwartz's 3rd grade project on Bioluminescence and the Edith Widder’s TED talk. I crafted my own version of this lesson for a w...
How can littleBits be combined with other materials to build an apparatus that proves that the direction in which a seedling's roots grow is affected by gravity? Original resea...
Workshops are a great way to introduce littleBits electronics to a large audience. Check out some of our past sessions and start planning your own.
The Dark Circuits Festival workshop created a 20-piece Synth Kit orchestra which was conducted using flashcards and hand signals. The event was run during MakeMusicNewYork, w...
Purpose: To understand electricity and the electronics that many of us use every day. This is a special littleBits workshop about how Hurricane Sandy impacted Manhattan and the ...
Purpose: This workshop asks participants to use littleBits to create machines that can create drawings and paintings independently. Generative art refers to art that in whole ...
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