Join the Maker Movement

Presenters: Jen Nigro & Garwood Bacon


The Maker Movement has garnered national attention. We will share ideas and technology inspired by this movement which can be used in the classroom to align with the new NGSS.


  1. Join our virtual classroom!
  2. Go to
  3. Create an account
  4. Then join our group by entering the following code: xme4tm

  • Introduction
  • What are you interested in taking away from this presentation today?
  • Introduction to littleBits & review Engineering Design Process.
  • What are they? How do they work? How can challenges be met using the design process?
  • Play Time” What else can you make? Design your own activity. Use the bits and your knowledge from the previous challenges, to create your own activity.
  • Points to consider while you “play”.

  1. How could you use this activity in your classroom?
  2. Which standards would align to this activity?

  • Share your activity, share your ideas. Snap a picture, post it to our edmodo classroom, and tell us how you will use this in your classroom.