littleBits Lead Educator Nicholas Provenzano, AKA The Nerdy Teacher, will unbox the littleBits Code Kit via Facebook Live on June 26th!
littleBits Lead Educator Nicholas Provenzano, AKA The Nerdy Teacher, will unbox the littleBits Code Kit via Facebook Live on June 26th!
Become an invention advisor to your budding engineer or future scientist! And, you don’t need experience or prior electronics knowledge to get your child inventing. It’s a fantastic way to bond with your child, create memories, learn together, and support him or her in STEM.
To celebrate our new litteBits Code Kit shipping, littleBits held an epic panel on Coding & the Four Cs on June 1st. Featured panelists included littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir, as well as world renowned cultural anthropologist and founder of Connected Camps, Mimi Ito. Attendees also got to hear from various educators on their experience and success with bringing coding to the classroom.
Today is the day, Bitsters! The littleBits Code Kit is now shipping. This. Is. A. Game-changer.
Adam Savage featured the SAYAC’s first ever Pop-Up Innovation Center to celebrate their grand opening in the Maker Tour segment of his show. The center has two main objectives. The first is to help patients feel like part of a whole community of makers and inventors throughout the hospital, even though they often can’t leave their rooms. The second is to begin researching the impact of Maker Therapy and how it betters a patient’s quality of life.
Educator Ian Snyder and his student engineers made mini-golf courses with littleBits. Read on to see how it came together!
For many learners and educators, test prep is a daunting and boring task in each lesson. When kids are unmotivated and disengaged, the learning process halts. So, bring playtime and fun to your test prep training by adding littleBits into the mix.
Without creativity and art, STEAM and innovation wouldn’t be what it is today. Many young learners or educators might not realize how deep of an impact arts-based learning has on STEM classes and education.
Check out these 12 inventions that were created in the classroom, and start to think about how you can bring invention to your classroom!
It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day, Bitsters! On this day, we want to highlight some oh-so-inventive educators who are unleashing creativity in their classrooms. These teachers are dedicated, engaging, and innovative.
We’re so excited to profile Mimi here because she’s a pioneering innovator whose work lies at the intersection of technology and learning – a place educators are actively diving into, and right where littleBits sits.
Greetings, Bitsters! We’re psyched to celebrate May the 4th with you. If you love Star Wars just as much as we do, then you and your budding engineer can celebrate by making some space-themed inventions from one of our favorite films.
This week, we’re thinking about traveling in space. We’re thinking about otherworldly inventions and saving the world. This week, we’re celebrating all things related to Star Wars. Your students will love making these inventions in the classroom.
At littleBits, we’re completely invested in this holiday because we think it’s essential for a child’s imagination and skills. We aim to bring play and fun into the invention process. Learning is about building and the process itself should be enjoyed.
We are excited to introduce you to the first cohort of littleBits Lead Educators. From Richmond, VA to Grosse Pointe Farms, MI to New Market, AL to Eureka, CA, we have assembled an incredible team of teachers, library media specialists, tech integrators, innovation strategists, STEAM coordinators, instructional coaches, and more.
You sketched your visions for a cleaner Earth. You came up with ideas for composting, recycling, trash-compacting robots, cleaner air, and more. You designed devices to reduce global warming and carbon footprints. You brainstormed ideas for a cleaner, happier, brighter planet. You innovated to protect the Earth.
During our webinar with our friends over at Smartbrief, we heard from Christopher Kunkel, STEM coordinator and math teacher at Hoboken Charter School, Kelly Knight, STEAM coordinator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and Liza Stark, sr. manager of learning and engagement at littleBits. All three presenters had different ideas on merging coding and creativity in the classroom.
In preparation for National Robotics Week, all grades at our school participated in buiding “Albert” the robot. It started as a request from one student who wanted the students to build a robot as one of our Makerspace Challenges. When the time was right, detailed plans were drawn by a few students and the challenge began. How exciting!
Here a 11 women and men who made major contributions to the advancement in computer science, coding, and technology.
Team littleBits ventured to sunny Anaheim for the ASCD Empower17 Conference last weekend. We had a great time connecting with educators from all over the world and getting hands on with the new littleBits Code Kit. This was one of the first public appearances of the littleBits Code Kit and the excitement from teachers we met was palpable.
So as an educator, how can you build confidence in your budding engineers? Use littleBits to teach valuable STEM/STEAM concepts and to increase self-reliance and confidence in the learning process!
Are you an elementary or middle school educator? Do you want to help shape the future of coding & STEAM tools within education? Are you constantly seeking opportunities to collaborate with educators on the leading edge of technology like yourself, with a common goal of inspiring the next generation of innovators, big thinkers, and inventors? […]
Hi, Bitsters! We are excited to share more engaging and inspiring women in STEM for Women’s History Month, so we’re celebrating by highlighting more pioneering women in science and tech.
We love to celebrate and this month we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by spotlighting ground-breaking, historical women who succeeded in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In other words, they’re total STEAM rockstars! We believe it’s essential to celebrate these STEM pioneers who changed the world.
If you have the cloudBit Starter Kit and have already created the 5 inventions that come with it, why not design and innovate an invention that doesn’t come from the box?
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a littleBits music video and some major Piggy Power.
Do you have a little one who is growing into a curious and creative engineer? Or, perhaps your child is inspired by his or her older siblings, who are already making wireless rovers and door alarms. Whatever the case may be, we recently discovered this engaging and touching book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, and love it too much to not share.
As an inventor it’s important to learn how to deal with your failure so it doesn’t stop you from inventing. Here at littleBits, we’ll try an invention 10 times before it works right. Here are a few things to keep in mind during your own invention journey.
It’s no secret that littleBits technology kits are fun and easy to use. But did you know there are some key skills that you and your young inventor gain from creating inventions with your kit? Yes, way!
This Friday we will be live on Facebook talking all things Bitbot.
Over the years, there’s been much discussion about the achievement gap in STEM between girls and boys. Our world has seen major milestone achievements made by women in science and great strides were made to decrease the gap. Butt what can we do in our local communities, schools, and homes to close the gap even further?
“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.” – Seymour Papert
We’ll be conducting demos, showing off our latest and greatest products with resources, and giving away an extra epic prize!
You have until February 28 at 11:59pm ET to enter your submission through the Invent page or on the littleBits Invent app. You could win up to $200 in Bits and special littleBits swag!
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.
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Throwing Arm lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
This week, we honor the inspirational life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This might surprise you, but littleBits and history lessons happen to be a great pair!
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Art Machine lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
So, now that you have this exciting and innovative kit, what can you make with it? Avoid holiday brain drain and get your mind moving and creating with these 5 favorite invention projects that aren’t featured in your tech kit box.
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.
Technology is changing rapidly and changing the world that we live in. Jobs and tasks that a robot or computer can be programmed to do, will be. So how well are we preparing our students to live, and thrive, in this increasingly digital world?
Take a moment, and close your eyes. Think back to a time when you attended school, and recall something or someone that caused your mind to reach a state of rapture, something you still talk about to this very day.
Hi, Bitsters! We’re so excited to share some news with you: we’re hosting an event with Best Buy to bring littleBits to stores near you so you can do some hands-on inventing. How fun is that?
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.
In this extra epic webinar for educators, littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir talked about the littleBits mission in education and how we can get more kids future ready.
Too often today, young people all across the country don’t have access to the mentors, technology, and leadership opportunities needed to learn invaluable skills for 21st century careers. That’s why we were so honored to have Marc Lesser of Mouse join us to discuss youth empowerment, equity, badges, and learning pathways.
Hi, Bitsters, we have a major news announcement to unleash. We’re proud to announce that littleBits products are now available in these 8 new languages: French, French Canadian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
You made interactive costumes and candy alarms. You unleashed fake spiders with light sensors. You captured ghosts and made pumpkins come alive. You were exceptionally creative and should be proud.
Did you ever make anything happen? Invent something you couldn’t explain? Break out your brooms and get ready for our most magical journey yet!
You got the funding. You researched STEM/STEAM tools. You created a makerspace. Now what?
One of our company’s missions is to bring the joy of inventing into the lives of as many people as possible.
So, how can you boost creativity and confidence within your students? Here are 7 key ways to increase those skills.
Today is National Cat Day, so if you’re a cat owner (or just an animal lover!), why not create an invention for your furry pal?
Recently, Moby released an animated music video for his latest single, “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?”
There’s been SO much buzz about littleBits lately and we couldn’t be more than thrilled. From being awarded top accolades to swoon-worthy mentions, we’re excited to a part of the inventing, tech, and parenting communities.
If you’re thinking of creating your child’s costume or need some inspiration for a family ensemble, check out these awesome, fun, and way-clever ideas.
I broke my arm when I was 6. Suddenly, it was impossible to get mac ‘n cheese from my bowl into my noodle hole without dropping most of each spoonful. I would have loved a helpful invention that scooped up those tasty yellow elbows and carried them to my mouth. If my brother and I had littleBits at the time, I’d like to think he would have invented one for me.
Are you thinking of turning your abode into a haunted house for Halloween? You can amp up the scare-factor to your house with Bits! These genius design hacks will make your living space spooky and innovative. And, if you’re already taking our Halloween Challenge, this is just another way to get your invention process started – with your home!
You reinvented the birthday cake. You pranked us with confetti bombs and cakes in the face. You even threw us parades. And we loved every moment and new memory you made.
We love the innovative spirit of this invention and we predict this technology will influence animated and live-action films in the future.
Denver teacher Kyle Schwartz just changed classroom dynamics as we know them. All she did was ask her students one simple question: “What is something you wished your teacher knew?”
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.
This November, Marvel Comics is going to motivate their fans to explore the world of STEAM.
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!
It’s time for your weekly collection of awesome inventions created by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features birthday celebrations.
Looking for a Halloween activity to bring to your classroom this October? Look no further. We have just the resource for you to get your learners up and inventing.
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.
We’re so proud to be a part of the Disney Accelerator program and our recent Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition Kit that we wanted to highlight both of these milestones.
On this very special littleBits Community Call, we celebrated our 5 year birthday! Our founder, Ayah, joined the call and moderated questions brought in by you – our inventing community.
With the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition, we set out to reinvent screen time and add more pathways to the invention process. One way we did this was launching a kit with Bluetooth wireless technology. We’re pretty pumped about this because we’ve never done this before… until now.
Catch up every Monday to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features birthday inventions, Pokemon and more.
Calling all makers! littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir will be speaking on Sunday, October 2nd on the main stage at World Maker Faire in the NYSCI Auditorium.
To celebrate our 5 year Birthday the community team here at littleBits is putting together a super special Community Call.
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.
Engineering For Kids is a program that brings science, technology, engineering, and STEM, to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, and clubs. We’re thrilled to highlight this program as one of our Chapters and learn more about how they’re incorporating littleBits into a creative and dynamic curriculum.
This summer, littleBits participated in NYC Department of Education’s STEM Summer in the City Program. For 5 weeks, 105 teachers used littleBits to teach 2,100 students lessons such as Invent a Self Driving Car & Invent A Throwing Arm. Kids also participated in open challenges like Invent for Good and created games with their inventions. Here’s a rundown of the favorite things we saw and heard at summer school.
Idit Harel is transforming how we educate our children.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are becoming cooler up here in New England. And you know what that means: Back to School is nigh! Lazy mornings are quickly giving way to the familiar rush of anticipation mixed with bewilderment at the clocked speed of fading summer days (no, really – where did […]
Kelly Knight is the STEAM coordinator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School and a beta member of the brand new School Chapters Program that will formally launch later this year. When she’s not tinkering alongside her students, Kelly’s dreaming of inventing new modes of green travel. You can check out her student’s work on the Invent page! Please describe yourself in 6 words […]
The first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the academic year. Mr. Reed is certainly a teacher who is kicking off the school year with lots of fun, engagement, and well-deserved expectations from his 4th grade class!
Bitsters from the NYC Summer in the City STEM program created a nifty new motto for their group! Community Hall of Fame Project For a summer project, inventor extraordinaire Anahit decided to create a type of dot matrix printer using a marker, the Arduino Bit, a few stepper motors, and a whole lot of ingenuity. […]