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Manhattan-based startup LittleBits has worked hard to shake the “tech toy” label. While the company’s done a good job getting its kid-friendly engineering kits into the hands of schools, a new partnership with Pearson will certainly add an extra bit of legitimacy to the company’s methods.
The education publishing giant announced this week that it’s incorporating LittleBits’ modular block-based system into its grade three to eight science curriculum in the form of the simply named “Pearson littleBits STEM Invention Toolbox.”
The partnership is designed to inject a little extra interactivity into Pearson’s STEM/STEAM curriculum — something LittleBits knows quite well. As founder/CEO Ayah Bdeir told us when we visited the company’s new offices back in November, “I started to realize there was a real opportunity to inspire kids and empower them to get excited about education.”
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