littleBits is a hands-on learning system of electronic building blocks that allows students of all ages to create with technology. These snap-together Bits are easy to use and simple to understand, no prior experience required. littleBits are STEAM solutions are that are gender-neutral, scalable across Grades 3-12, and suitable for cross-curricular instruction.
Appropriate for Grades: 3 - 12
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littleBits enhance the project-based learning curriculum through math, music, art, computer programming and more. Using them empowers students to experiment, persist, and become critical problem solvers through project-based lessons. They gain creative confidence to design, code, and engineer solutions to real-world challenges.
- Just getting started with littleBits? The Educator’s Guide will make it easy.
- This tip sheet explains the 4 different types of bits, also called modules, used to build a circuit.
- littleBits classroom has easily access lesson plans, educator guides, activities, troubleshooting tips, and customizable handouts for different grades, subjects, and learning pathways.
- Find hundreds of step-by-step instructional videos for building littleBits to do amazing things.
- Engaging and popular littleBits projects broken out by age group complete project instructions.
- In Building Blocks that Blink Beep and Teach TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
For additional assistance with littleBits or to try-before-you-buy, please contact your local REMC.
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The Classroom Maker Summit focuses on educators, specifically Michigan classroom teachers, interested in learning more about maker-centered education, STEM, and project based learning tools and trends, gain valuable resources and connect with maker-minded educators. Staying true to the spirit of the Classroom Makers project the day will offer plenty of firsthand opportunities. If you are interested in the maker movement and looking for ways to infuse hands-on learning into your classroom then attend the 2020 Classroom Maker Summit. 5 SCECHs.
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The first annual Creator Summit is for those interested in making, maker-centered learning, STEM / STEAM education, and educators utilizing project based learning. The Creator Summit will be a hands-on immersive event where attendees will work on personal or group chosen projects. During project creation participants will also be interacting with subject specific creative experts to expand their knowledge, increase connections, and experience project-based learning development. 15 SCECHs pending.