littleBits and Pearson bring electronics kits to US schools

From Engadget - January 29, 2018

Besides the electronics themselves, the kits come with crafting materials, instructions for the students, a quick guide for teachers and online access to lesson plans. The kits will roll out in sync with science curriculum adoption cycles across the US, starting with Florida in 2018 and California in 2019.

This is not the first time littleBits has made inroads into classrooms. There are "thousands" of schools in the US already using kits, company chief Ayah Bdeir said. However, the Pearson alliance formalizes the process. Where teachers may have needed to design their own lessons, this gives them a ready-made option that could not only save time, but deploy across whole school districts. In other words, there's a greater chance that your young ones will get hands-on time with electronics that could lead them to science and technology careers.


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