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Summer Camps are In Season


February 12, 2019

It’s snowing in many parts of the country today, so the fact that we’re writing about summer might surprise you. But, it’s summer camp registration season! Parents are already looking...

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STEM + Art: One of the Greatest Love Stories of Our Time


February 7, 2019

Romeo and Juliet. Turner and Hooch. Peanut butter and jelly. These are some of the greatest couplings of all-time. But for educators, perhaps the most impactful love story is that...

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5 Ways to STEAM-Power Your Child’s Chores


February 6, 2019

As parents, we are always looking for new ways to engage our children in learning — especially when it comes to STEAM. Often, learning experiences can be found in the...

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Thinking Beyond the Instruction Manual


January 31, 2019

Kids want to think beyond the instruction manual. To help them, the littleBits team embraces what we call the Invention Cycle. Each of our kits walk kids through an initial...

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Implementing Technology In Your Classroom: It’s Way Easier Than You Think


January 29, 2019

The annual Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention is coming up next week, and we can’t wait to chat with educators about how you’re integrating technology into your classrooms. It’s...

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Here’s How to Put Circuitry Into Context


January 25, 2019

Being able to apply basic circuitry concepts to the real world helps students to put their lessons into context, according to new research from Dr. Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of...

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Looking Forward to FETC 2019


January 23, 2019

The littleBits team couldn’t be more excited to travel to sunny Orlando, Florida for the 39th annual Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) — especially since it’s been so cold...

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Celebrating MLK Day with Inventors and Dreamers


January 21, 2019

A civil rights activist and leader of the movement to end racial segregation in the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. is well-remembered for his famous “I Have A Dream”...

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Cutting Edge Circuit Kits: Why Lightbulbs, Alligator Clips, and 9-Volt Batteries Don’t Cut It In the Classroom Anymore


January 18, 2019

Research starting from the 1960s to present day has shown that undergrads who are majoring in engineering and physics still don’t have a basic understanding of circuitry. Yet, their instructors...

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4 Ways to Be An Awesome STEM Mentor, Even Without Formal STEM Training


January 17, 2019

Would you believe that young adults with mentors are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college — and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions. There’s really no...

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