The littleBits Code Kit is an intro to coding in the classroom that engages students through an activity they already love: making and playing games. As a bonus, it’s easy to teach – even with no prior STEM/STEAM experience. The kit combines electronic building blocks with approachable drag-and-drop block-based programming, providing a foundation of coding as a creative tool that can power real-world inventions.
“We have seen that the combination of games with the tactile experience of littleBits makes for an incredible experience,” said Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits. “Kids are hyper-engaged, and it’s because they are building something that they actually want to play with. What’s more is that students are not just learning how to code. They’re collaborating and problem-solving while they’re having fun.”
The game-based design of the kit is supported by resources to make it easy for educators, even those without computer science experience, to teach coding right out of the box. A 12-member educator advisory board helped create the curriculum making the littleBits Code Kit an education product designed for teachers, with teachers.
The littleBits Code Kit includes:
- Four game-based inventions: Tug-of-War, Ultimate Shootout, Hot Potato, and Rockstar Guitar
- 100+ activities and lessons for grades 3-8 tied to Next Generation Science Standards and computer science standards
- Quick start guides for students and educators, a Bit index, and a classroom poster to make it easy to get started right out of the box
- An interactive online teacher’s guide that will allow educators to import lessons directly into Google Docs
- 16 Bits including the all-new codeBit and LED Matrix
- A rechargeable battery & 30 accessories
- The littleBits Code Kit app that features approachable drag-and-drop block programming based on Google’s Blockly
“littleBits has become an essential tool for empowering students to think critically and creatively while still having fun in and out of the classroom. They are challenged to question, shape and change the world through innovation,” said Lesa Wang, Visual Arts Teacher & STEAM Integrator, Marymount School of New York in New York City. “This new kit makes a complex subject like coding more accessible through the fun of games, and it gets students to think about ways coding can help solve other problems.”
Stock will be available Late June/early July. Sammat Education is accepting pre-orders on the LittleBits Code Kit now