Posts tagged with “coding”

Looking for a Customizable STEAM Solution? April 25, 2018

 Are you ready to implement a STEAM and coding program into your school or district, but you’re not sure where to start? You’re not alone! Around 20 percent of all jobs in the United States already require some form of STEAM knowledge, yet many school districts do not have a comprehensive program in place […]

Droid Inventor Kit: Now with Coding! April 10, 2018

In August 2017, when littleBits introduced its award-winning Droid Inventor Kit, our goal was to inspire kids to invent through Star Wars. Our method? To teach STEM and STEAM principles by recreating technologies from Star Wars through invention-based learning. The Droid Inventor Kit was well-received. Not only was it selected as “Creative Toy of the […]

Announcing Round 2 of the littleBits Lead Educator Program February 13, 2018

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? […]

Activity: Introduce Coding to Students with the littleBits Code Kit January 3, 2018

Incorporating coding into instruction requires educators to take practical steps for having students learn concepts/practices and also a system(s) for measuring their progress. My experiences have taught me that through the inherent nature of design, STEM/STEAM educators are essentially obligated to teach the other content areas that are key to educating the whole child (or […]

How this educator incorporated design, inquiry, and coding December 20, 2017

Jorge Valenzuela is no stranger to using innovative methodologies with his students. As a littleBits Lead Educator Alumni, and as the former supervisor of the Technology & Engineering Education (TEE) program at Richmond Public Schools (RPS), he is now focusing on helping fellow educators champion 21st-century skills. Jorge was invited to share some tips on how to […]

It was, indeed, a happy Hour of Code™ December 12, 2017

With the closing of Computer Science Education Week (also known as #CSEdweek), we hope you and your students had a chance to take part in the 2017’s Hour of Code. Educators can take part in Bitsy #HourOfCode activities year-round — because getting students future-ready is not just a week-long event. Take a moment to revel […]

Bring some Bits to your Hour of Code™ December 1, 2017

  According to the US Department of Labor, 65% of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet. So how can educators play their part in ensuring students are future-ready? By teaching foundational skills that set them up for success in a broad range of fields. 21st-century skills should pair with 21st-century ways of […]

[Webinar]How to host an epic Hour of Code™ November 16, 2017

  What do Code.org, ScratchED & littleBits have in common? We all gathered to give you the top tips and tricks to “crack” Hour of Code. First-timers and code-masters alike will find this webinar invaluable as our superstar panelists had something for everyone who is looking to champion digital literacy. You can find the recording […]

3 ways to get kids interested in coding June 14, 2017

Parents and educators have been waking up to the reality that coding is an important skill for kids to learn in today’s digital age. But most kids aren’t interested. In a Google-Gallup survey, 86% of parents wanted their kids to learn computer science, but only 25% of students said they were “very interested.” How can we bridge this gap?