Posts tagged with “back-to-school”

Top 3 Back-to-School STEAM Inventions Your Kids Can Build for their First Day August 17, 2018

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If you’re like us, your social media feeds are exploding this week with adorable photos of kids on the first day of school — complete with Pinterest-worthy chalkboard signs with their age, grade, and what they want to be when they grow up. Here at littleBits, we’ve learned that learning through play is one of […]

Top STEAM Tips for Your Classroom in the New School Year August 9, 2018

As teachers, we often have to get creative when it comes to preparing our students for the innovative and forward-thinking career paths they may take in the future. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum does just that; it provides kids with opportunities to use their critical thinking skills to be problem solvers and […]

Hack Your Backpack Winner! October 1, 2015

Thanks to all of the #HackPack inventors who participated in this year’s Hack Your Backpack back to school challenge. Over 50 backpacks were submitted to the littleBits project page, including ones that automatically unzipped, glowed in the dark, played music and even flashed #IStandWithAhmed and #ILoveCats on LED matrixes. The judges have made their decision and it’s time to announce the winner […]

Educator’s Guide: Lesson Plan Design August 21, 2015

This mini-lesson is an excerpt from our Educator’s Guide, which contains other lessons, challenges, tips & tricks, & more. Click here to read the full Educators Guide.   LESSON PLAN DESIGN WITH LITTLEBITS     As you begin to design littleBits lessons for your own classroom, you may find it helpful to think through and […]

Educator’s Guide: Reverse Engineering with littleBits August 14, 2015

This mini-lesson is an excerpt from our Educator’s Guide, which contains other lessons, challenges, tips & tricks, & more. Click here to read the full Educators Guide.   MINI-LESSON: REVERSE ENGINEERING WITH LITTLEBITS     Connect Begin by showing students a common object that performs an action and can be easily taken apart, such as […]

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Educator Spotlight: Lindsey Own, 7th Grade Science Teacher August 6, 2015

Lindsey Own Shoreline, Washington   What’s your current role and location? I’ve been the 7th grade science teacher at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, Washington for eight years, and starting this fall I’ll be the lead teacher of our new school-wide makerspace, preschool through 8th grade.   What was your first impression of littleBits, and […]

Educator Spotlight: Sergio Anaya, Supervisor of Instructional Innovation August 6, 2015

  Sergio Anaya Montgomery County, Pennsylvania   What’s your role at your school? I am the Supervisor of Instructional Innovation in the Colonial School District.   How have you used littleBits in the past? We started using littleBits in the Spring of 2014 in our 5th grade Social Studies unit, “Inventors and Inventions.” Since then, we […]

Back To Cool August 15, 2013

Ready to go back to school? Start the year on a positive note by making an automated “Back to School” eraser for your new teacher. All you need is a 4 Bit littleBits circuit, and some recycled household materials to make this this great back to school present for your favorite teacher!

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