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The Best “Bitsy” Holiday Inventions

littleBits Blog – 12.12.18 (12.10.18)

At littleBits, we LOVE the holidays. Snowy weather, warm songs, time with family — these are all things that define the season for us. But what’s truly gratifying is how inventors pull out all the stops with their decorations, incorporating littleBits to bring the festivities to the next level. Whether it’s blinking LEDs or a twirling Santa, littleBits is here to take your yule-time glee up a notch.

Read more: The Best “Bitsy” Holiday Inventions 

Can You Measure a Student’s Progress in STEM?

littleBits Blog – 12.7.18 (12.5.18)

In an increasingly science and technology-driven world, STEM skills will almost certainly give students a competitive edge in future careers. But for many educators, integrating STEM into the classroom has been a challenge — not to mention figuring out how to measure the effectiveness of their STEM curriculum.

Read more: Can You Measure a Student’s Progress in STEM? 

Fatherly – “Be Your Own Super Hero”

littleBits YouTube Channel – 12.6.18 (11.29.18)

 

When kids’ minds are challenged and their imaginations are activated, they become capable of things they never thought possible. The littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit builds STEM skills, unlocks creative potential and inspires kids to take on challenges and save the day with confidence.

Source: Fatherly – “Be Your Own Super Hero”

Code.org and Amazon Kick Off Hour of Code: Dance Party to Introduce One Million Girls to Coding

Amazon Newsroom – 12.5.18 (12.3.18)

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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Code.org today introduced Hour of Code: Dance Party – an online gamified tutorial that aims to teach basic coding skills to more than one million young girls during the first week of December and will continue to reach millions more kids throughout 2019. To help raise awareness of the value of coding at schools around the world, over 1,000 Amazonemployees are volunteering at hundreds of Hour of Code events, from San Luis Obispo, California, to Edisto Island, South Carolina, to Tokyo, Japan, and Gdansk, Poland.

Read more: Code.org and Amazon Kick Off Hour of Code: Dance Party to Introduce One Million Girls to Coding

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