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As far as STEM education for kids goes, littleBits was one of the first on the scene and remains one of the most successful. The company believes that the power of electrical engineering should belong to everyone. Its robotic kits are available to both adults and children that want to get in on the STEM movement.
littleBits offers kits that can be built to support simple designs, such as LED flashlights and alarms to fully programmable wireless robots. The artistic element of STEM is very important to littleBits and for that reason, it offers hundreds of different pieces that all work together harmoniously to support the design of anything you can dream.
littleBits offers over 60 modules and billions of possible combinations. Its kits support STEM programs in more than 1800 schools and although it's a sizeable force, it has competition (because, well, this is America).
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littleBits Module (image courtesy of littleBits)

As far as STEM education for kids goes, littleBits was one of the first on the scene and remains one of the most successful. The company believes that the power of electrical engineering should belong to everyone. Its robotic kits are available to both adults and children that want to get in on the STEM movement.

littleBits offers kits that can be built to support simple designs, such as LED flashlights and alarms to fully programmable wireless robots. The artistic element of STEM is very important to littleBits and for that reason, it offers hundreds of different pieces that all work together harmoniously to support the design of anything you can dream.

littleBits offers over 60 modules and billions of possible combinations. Its kits support STEM programs in more than 1800 schools and although itís a sizeable force, it has competition (because, well, this is America).

Link: littleBits

littleBits Module (image courtesy of littleBits)

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AliciaS4
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Re: Keep it open source please!
AliciaS4   11/3/2014 2:57:43 AM
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There are really quite many things to blame modern educational system for but the opportunity of getting technological skills is a great benefit. Students should realize that it doesn`t matter which career they will choose but there are skills that will always help them to make their living.  Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate children as they can get nearly any kind of paper online using such websites as My Admission Essay Writing  but we can show them examples of outstanding people who became successful because of technologies. It is a perfect motivation and we should use it

Roba66
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Keep it open source please!
Roba66   9/4/2014 1:05:12 PM
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Yes the MIT appinventor is a good tool but I see a problem using some proprietary tools to educate children. What we need is tools with longevity and value for the long term. Also the tools should represent expertise in the field of interest, the best way to guarantee that is to get open tools from the experts.

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