Sunday, March 31, 2013

littleBits - Ways we can adapt toys and other materials!

Adaptive tools and toys can be very expensive to purchase for our students. Many times we do not find exactly what we want or we need to have something impromptu. The switches many of our students use with physical accessibility needs are nothing more than simple circuits encapsulated in a variety of shells which allow people to activate them in different ways. Would it not be nice to do this ourselves in a way that was accessible to us regardless of our engineering background! Would it not be nice to be able to do this in the morning before teaching a lesson for something you came up with the night before? There may be a way to make this happen. Take a look at littleBits.

This is an open source tool from the MIT Media Lab. There are a lot of possibilities here.

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