Chapter 6. Big Impact with littleBits

Stacy Brown


Chapter 6 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 4), “Accessibility, Technology, and Librarianship,” Heather Moorefield Lang, Editor

Chapter 6 is titled “Big Impact with littleBits,” by Stacy Brown. How can libraries spread their resources most effectively so that technology can engage users of different ages and abilities? LittleBits have proven to be just the technology to support this mission in our library. In this chapter, the author will share how students ages four to fourteen have used the same littleBits to create projects in varying levels of complexity.

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M. O. Tunnell, Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” (Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2010).

R. Steven Kurti, Debby L. Kurti, and Laura Fleming, “The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces: Part 1 of Making an Educational Makerspace,” Teacher Librarian 41, no. 5 (June 2014): 8–11, Professional Development Collection, EBSCOhost.


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