Teacher demonstrating littleBits invention to class.
Alexis Bell

One Teacher Who Didn't Take STEAM for Granted

Jasen Gibbens, a teacher at McLean High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, started his career as an engineer for General Electric and became a teacher ten years ago. Since that time, his goal has been to provide students with the hands-on manipulatives that encourage creative problem solving and help them to reach their full potential. 
Teacher demonstrating littleBits invention to class.
Alexis Bell

One Teacher Who Didn't Take STEAM for Granted

Jasen Gibbens, a teacher at McLean High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, started his career as an engineer for General Electric and became a teacher ten years ago. Since that time, his goal has been to provide students with the hands-on manipulatives that encourage creative problem solving and help them to reach their full potential. 
Group of littleBits team at ISTE enjoying break together.
Alexis Bell

Hands-on Learning, Lessons, and Community Take Center Stage at ISTE 2019

Philadelphia proved to be a wonderfully welcoming city for educators, administrators, and STEAM advocates this week at ISTE 2019! As the conference kicked off, we invited attendees to Power Up with healthy snacks and shared a bunch of new announcements:
Maker Space craft created by students.
Alexis Bell

Cultivating A Maker Mindset: From the Library to the Classroom

School libraries are transforming -- often from monolithic reading rooms to innovation hubs. And while it’s a common misconception that STEAM education starts in the classroom and “ends up” in common spaces like the library, you may be surprised to know that librarians are often responsible for starting and scaling makerspaces in schools and districts.
Team working together at Bitconnect.
Alexis Bell

NYC Educators Invent with littleBits at BitConnect

The best learning happens when we get together to share our expertise, discuss challenges, and have some fun. We did all this and more on Friday, May 31, at our first BitConnect event.
Student pose for picture while working together on littleBits.
Alexis Bell

Hoboken Charter School Tackles Real-World Problem Solving

Students at the Hoboken Charter School, in Hoboken, New Jersey, pride themselves on being true members of the Hoboken community. Their teachers are...
Photo collage of images of students and teachers learning in classroom.
Alexis Bell

Ayah Bdeir Supports #ISeeMe with DonorsChoose.org to Empower Students to Become Tomorrow’s ChangeMakers

Supporting teachers in classrooms is a quick and easy way to ensure students have the materials they need to create a fun and rewarding learning environment. Taking that notion a step further, DonorsChoose.org launched #ISeeMe to enable people to support classroom requests from underrepresented educators and from all teachers who seek materials that reflect their students’ identities.
littleBits tips and tricks for classroom.
Alexis Bell

Integrating littleBits Into the Classroom: Tips and Tricks

littleBits are used in many different settings -- schools, makerspaces, libraries, and even at home. But we often get feedback from educators looking for tips to integrate their Bits into the classroom. After all, it can be incredibly overwhelming!
Sphero BOLT clipart on desk.
Amanda Vaden

To Teachers, From Sphero

Dear Teachers,

First of all, Hi. We love you. We wouldn’t be here making robots if teachers like you hadn’t inspired us, pushed us, and encouraged us to bring enough gum for the whole class. So, thank you for that.

littleBits expansion pack image.
Alexis Bell

littleBits’ New Expansion Packs Put the “Technology” and “Mathematics” Back Into STEAM

Back in March, we introduced our first set of STEAM Student Set and Code Kit Expansion Packs, which provided additional bits and content banded by grade and subject. We started with Science and Computer Science, but we knew that the potential for Expansion Packs was limitless.
View of Code Kit javascript canvas.
Alexis Bell

Our Code Kit is Getting a Makeover!

In June 2017, littleBits launched the Code Kit to help introduce students to coding through an activity they love: making and playing games.
ASU GSV logo.
Amanda Vaden

What Do Educators Want? An Overview of ASU GSV 2019

For those of you who have not heard of it, ASU GSV is the world's leading education and workforce innovation summit. This year’s event just wrapped up in San Diego, California, having attracted more than 4,700 educators, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Sphero Edu #ThursdayLearnDay image.
Amanda Vaden

#ThursdayLearnDay is BACK!

And better than ever.

A few years back, we set out to create a weekly video series to inspire our users and show them what’s possible with Sphero robots and the Sphero Edu app… and let’s face it, no one wanted to do these things on a Monday. Thus, #ThursdayLearnDay was born. It’s now become the second-best-slash-second-most-highly-anticipated day of the week for our users at home, the classrooms that tune in and watch, and the teachers wanting to learn more about Sphero Edu.