We created the littleBits Online Summer Camp so you and your students can easily participate in some STEAMy summer activities. The theme? MUSIC.
This is a challenge-based approach that will have your students inventing and studying instruments, learning about sound, mechanical motion, creatively solving problems, and working together to put on a massive musical flash mob.
We compiled a ton of resources to help you bring camp into the classroom. Whether you want to give your students a musical-themed capstone project or host a workshop with friends, here are your go-to tools for unleashing anyone’s creativity:
This is your ultimate tool to run the littleBits Online Summer Camp inspired by the National Week of Making. We’ve designed to work with each challenge and it’s flexible enough that you can tailor it to your specific needs and goals as an educator. What are you waiting for?! Let’s get inventing.
Beginner to Intermediate
- Introducing the Invention Cycle by lizabits
- Create your own littleBits Orchestra! by Hans_Tammen
- Tinkering with Sound by JamieEwing65
- littleBits RGB Oscillator-Scope • Visualizing Sound by Professor7
- Music Meets Physics with Beats by RichB
- Alternate Sequencing Concepts: Transposition Experiments by Peter Speer
- Vocal Synthesizer Workshop: Modeling the Human Vocal Tract by erin_littleBits
- Clock Division and Multiplication with littleBits by Peter Speer
CELEBRATING NATIONAL WEEK OF MAKING
In 2014, President Obama announced the Nation of Makers initiative, a call for students, educators, entrepreneurs, designers, and more to learn the technologies that will let them invent anything. From STEM learning experiences to STEAM tinkering, the National Week of Making is bringing the “Maker mindset” to the masses by focusing on creative problem solving, curiosity, collaboration, and critical thinking. As an educator, take the Maker Promise to get the world inventing. As a child of the Maker Movement, littleBits is dedicated to getting the world inventing.