Education 2014 Year in Review

Make Something That Does Something

January 8, 2015

What a year it’s been! We released 15 powerful new modules, 9 accessories, 5 kits, 3 education collections and the bitLab. Check out more of our 2014 company highlights here; it was definitely our biggest and boldest year yet!

You and your students wowed us by bringing these products to life with your passion, talent and creativity. This week we take a look back at a whirlwind 2014 and celebrate your accomplishments: lessons, workshops, projects, social media sharing, running events and much more.

 

YOU CREATED

* Lessons and Workshops *

Over 35 new lessons and workshops were added to our site which explored topics including computer programming, space science, design thinking and the physics of sound. Check out some of our favorites below:

Logic and Arduino Lessons

by Rich Born

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Space Lessons Developed by NASA Scientists

by Ginger Butcher

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Experimentation with Sound in Disability Programs

by Ashely Eisdon

 

Maker Workshops

by Eva in Taiwan

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* Projects *

Your projects showed us hundreds of ways to merge Bits modules with others materials, as well as ways to combine software with hardware. The results were educational and inspirational! Highlights included:

Scratch Extensions

by littleBits, Kreg Hanning, Kazuhiro Abe and more!

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Arduino and 3D Printing

by Danielle Delgado

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Cities of the Future with LEGO®

by The Maker Club at the International School of Amsterdam

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The F Play: Synth Kit and Performance Art

by Leo Saccomonno

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Cloud Projects

by DeVinciFabLab

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YOU SHARED

This was the biggest year yet for educators posting their students’ creations on social media, especially Twitter. We loved seeing all your inventions and classroom solutions:

WE CONNECTED

Our education team and community members hit the road this year to participate in over 75 conferences, workshops and professional development sessions. We also met online to conduct training sessions and share your experiences and knowledge. Check out some of the event highlights below:

* Events *

ISTE

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Edcamps

DC STEM Fair

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* Virtual Meetups *

Library Makerspace Webinar

Mars Rover Google Hangout

Pilot Professional Development Session

Skype in the Classroom

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YOU SHINED

We loved sharing your stories of accomplishment! Be sure to check out our STEAM RESOURCES page to read more about educators’ experiences using littleBits in traditional and out of school programs.

* Case Studies *

New case studies were submitted from educators around the world teaching in schools, public libraries, museums and summer camps.

See all of our case studies here.

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* Educator Spotlights *

Our spotlights showcased innovative educators teaching music, art, design, engineering and rocket science to all ages and abilities.

See all of our Educator Spotlights here.

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2015: START LITTLE, THINK BIG

We can’t wait to see what you create and teach in 2015; it’s going to be an amazing year. Stay tuned for upcoming events and brand new products, programs and features coming soon to help you and your students make the most of your littleBits experience.

Thank you for supporting us and for your contribution in inspiring the next generation of inventors and innovators.

Love,

The littleBits Education Team