LittleBits Introduction for Faculty


littleBits Introduction for faculty
Supports Faculty exploration of littleBits basics and the Invention Cycle

GRADE LEVEL
College/University (age 18+)

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

SUBJECT
Engineering
littleBits Basics
General Education

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Teachers will select which group they’d like to participate in

1. Work with Mary Group if you’d like to see a model, build together, reflect, and then build our own creation; 2. Guided Challenge Group if you’d like to figure it out with your colleagues; 3. Open Challenges Group if you’ve used Little Bits in your classroom and want to PLAY, or you prefer to work with an expert who used it last year. All groups will reflect on a Forum on CANVAS (LMS) as they work with their group. All groups will share their work at the end of the session, commenting on their learning. All teachers will complete an Exit Ticket on a Forum on CANVAS at the end of the session.

STEP 2 : Mary’s Group

● Model my own inventions, using Think Aloud and demonstration: ○ “Don’t forget your walkie talkie in the classroom!” ○ “Are you in the refrigerator again?” ● Follow Teacher Guide (starting on p. 45); ● Teachers will video and/or photograph their work
STEP 3 : Guided Challenge Group

● Direct teachers to student book p. 28 to get started; ● They may choose any Guided Challenge pp. 32 through ­58; ● Teachers will video and/or photograph their work
STEP 4 : Open Challenges Group

Direct teachers to student book pp. 59 through ­70: ● They may choose any challenges or create their own! ● Teachers will video and/or photograph their work
STEP 5 : Assessment

● Anecdotal notes on a clipboard during work time; ● video/photograph presentations; ● Forum responses; ● Exit Tickets