The air became electric…excitement reigned!
The air became electric…excitement reigned!
Student engagement is the key pathway for young learners to continually invest in their own creative curiosity and academic future. Not to mention, it’s always smart to have quite a few options in your teaching toolkit for fostering and strengthening engagement in your classroom or makerspace. Want to mix it up? Here are five ways to get your students involved with STEM.
This week’s edition features a ferocious MonsterBox and Harry Potter inspired creations.
With the holiday season in full swing, why not transform your classroom or makerspace into a magical winter wonderland? We’ve seen tons of educators (and their students!) transform their classrooms and makerspaces into techy holiday retreats.If you’re thinking of adding Bits to your classroom’s holiday decor, here are some of our favorite ideas to add some festive sparkle, signage, and light to your space.
For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I didn’t know what to do. Sometimes it takes an unexpected event to jumpstart that process. For me, it was my son playing with some electronics.
This week’s edition features magical inventions and a remote controlled flying house.
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to littleBits School of Hacking & Creativity.
You got the funding. You researched STEM/STEAM tools. You created a makerspace. Now what?
Kickstart your week with a timely collection of awesome creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features Halloween inventions and a dragon that poops candy. Yes, really!
Hi, Bitsters! We have some wonderful news for those of you that work in education. October is full of engaging and exciting webinars that will help you strengthen your instructional practices and skills.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features new birthday celebrations and a robotic dog. Woof!
Are you ready for another hair-raising invention adventure? After last year’s bone-chilling success, we’re reviving the Hack Your Halloween Challenge this fall for more spooky fun.
Grab some balloons, kazoos, and your favorite Bits! It’s time to party! From October 30 – September 2, locations all over the world will be hosting littleBits Birthday Invention Parties.
littleBits turns 5 this month! Can you believe it?!
In 1824, Louis Braille developed the first iteration of his tactile writing system. With his invention, the visually impaired regained their ability to read, making is easier for them to communicate and learn. At the time, Braille was only 15 years old. For many inventors, the desire to help others and change the world comes […]
As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, it’s important to highlight the unique spaces hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interview four Chapter leaders (from different types of spaces) and encouraged them to share their experience with us. Please describe your library makerspace and what […]
So you’ve decided to hold a Global Makeathon event for the Bit Wars Challenge? Master Jedi you are. Upload using #bitwars and win big you will – bits galore and the grand winner will receive a trip (up to $3K) to the new Disney Star Wars park. Use the resources below to get started! 1) […]
At littleBits, our mission is to inspire the next generation of inventors by providing a 21st-century learning tool at the intersection of STEM/STEAM and the Maker Movement, and get it into the hands of as many educators as possible. And what better way to get it into your hands than by giving away a $2000 […]
Meet Sergio Anaya, Curriculum Supervisor for the Colonial School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Sergio works with a number of different grade levels to identify real world problems and use littleBits to invent and prototype innovative solutions. Read more about their STEAM programs and Pro Library experience in this week’s case study. littleBits Case Study Submission By: Sergio […]
Part lab, part shop, our store will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
This week we released the Temperature Sensor, shared some littleBits inspired Valentine’s Day cards & we finally launched this awesome thing we’ve been tirelessly working on: Invent Anything! Let’s take a look back at the week that was. #InventAnything #InventAnything is a free 5-week course to teach makers how to get the most out […]
Last week we were super impressed and inspired by the librarians we met at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. To keep the good vibes flowing, this week we have a case study from teacher-librarian Collette J. who is using littleBits as a learning tool in her elementary makerspace.
As part of their makerspace programming, the Duxbury Free Library uses littleBits in lots of innovative ways: from “Tinkering Tuesdays” activities, to Halloween decorating, to creating interactive summer reading posters and more. Read more about their successes, challenges and take-aways in this public library case study.
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 work.
A mobile makerspace in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN is providing creative outlets and learning opportunities for their patients, as well as seeding a unique exploration in medical care from the child’s perspective. Read more about this inspiring project inside.