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littleBitsMaking in Action: littleBitsAbout
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

Making the Argument: littleBitsAdding Value by Adding littleBits
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.

Classroom Makers Resources: littleBitsAdditional Resources

  • 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.
 

CLASSROOM MAKERS CONTACTS

John Phillips
Project Manager
269.471.7725 x1101
Ann Smart
Project Manager
517.265.1964

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 17 Feb
    • Classroom Makers: Using Maker Skills to Help Others
      Date: Feb 17
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Virtual/Webinar
      Cost: FREE!
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      Registration.

      1 SCECH for completion of 1 session.

      The REMC Association’s Classroom Makers will explore adaptive learning tools and share ideas for using these tools in classroom settings. They will also demonstrate how to use Maker skills to help others in the community.

      Receive a free $25 Amazon gift card for fully participating in this one-hour event.

  • 3 Mar
    • Classroom Makers: Using Books to Teach Making Skills
      Date: Mar 3
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Webinar/Virtual
      Cost: FREE
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      Registration.

      1 SCECH for completion of 1 session.

      Join the Promoting STEM through Literature team to learn how you can use the books you already have in your school to teach making skills. Students will be able to connect their knowledge of the book to create and innovate!

      Receive a free $25 Amazon gift card for fully participating in this one-hour event.