Finding Project Ideas: Science Buddies

BY Bobby Chan 6/19/18 6:34 AM

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When it comes to adding hands-on projects to your instruction, there are seemingly endless possibilities. Luckily, the internet provides a number of resources for finding project ideas. Below are ... Continue reading

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Three Rules of EdTech

BY Jeff Branson 6/14/18 6:24 AM

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It is tempting in a world where new technology appears every day to want to try everything new and shiny. Most of us don’t have the time, energy or brain power to do this, so how do we sort all this ... Continue reading

Ways to Support Making in the Classroom

As maker education becomes more and more popular and the benefits become more widespread, many educators are looking for ways to support making in their own classroom but don’t know where to start. ... Continue reading

SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students

Get a jump start on next fall's lesson plans by checking out the best of our beginner's kits!... Continue reading

SparkFun AVC 2018 Registration is open: Bringing back Logistics class and some changes to K-12 divisions

SparkFun AVC 2018, held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on September 7-9, will include all of our favorite competitions with the addition of a 60-lb combat bot weight class. We’ve made some changes ... Continue reading

Using a Raspberry Pi Without a Monitor

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic little computer that enjoys widespread popularity in the classroom. Teachers are able to use it as an inexpensive platform for teaching a variety of coding concepts. ... Continue reading

SparkFun Higher Education Survey

In surveying our educator community this year, we decided it would be best to separate K-12 and higher education since they seem to have very distinct needs. We gathered some incredible insights from ... Continue reading

What is a Potentiometer?

 If you want to create a project with a variable element - such as light or sound- chances are, you’re going to need a potentiometer. But what is a potentiometer and how do they work?... Continue reading

Making Customized, 3D-printed Cookie Cutters

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Four Ways to Extend the Capabilities of your micro:bit

We've seen a lot of traction over the past year around the micro:bit in K-12 education. It is easy to program, Chromebook compatible and has a number of bells and whistles on it that make it really ... Continue reading