What is a Circuit?

Circuits are the basis of electronics, so, let’s take a few moments to break them down and discuss what they actually are. A circuit is a loop through which current can flow. A power source, such as ... Continue reading

Data Visualization Three Ways

When collecting data, the sheer volume of it can quickly become overwhelming. Rows and rows of information become difficult to quickly scan and gain any useful information from. That is where data ... Continue reading

Conductor or Insulator - Using Makey Makey to Explore Conductivity

A great way to introduce students to circuits and electricity is by using Makey Makeys to test if different materials are conductive or not. We recently visited a 2nd and 4th grade class to teach ... Continue reading

Engagement is the Foundation of Future Success

BY Axel Reitzig 5/21/19 6:37 AM

Guest Post STEM

For the past year, my colleagues and I have been getting comfortable in our new home, the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools. Our program is fairly new to the district. Our primary mission ... Continue reading

SparkFun In The Wild: Summer 2019 Edition

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans. And it turns out, our summer is going to be very busy! If you will be attending any of these conferences, be ... Continue reading

Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM

How do you bring awareness to issues that you are passionate about? Do you make a flyer? Stand outside with signs? Donate to organizations that you care about? How about art? How about combining art ... Continue reading

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Each year, teachers with little or no computing or engineering experience come to Manchester, New Hampshire to learn how to apply creativity, collaboration, and computing to amplify the potential of ... Continue reading

Inspiring Summer Programs: Checking in With Digital Media Academy

As a follow up to last week's post about the value of summer programs to introduce students to physical computing, we caught up with Marcus Duvoisin, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at ... Continue reading

Introducing Physical Computing Through Summer Programs

For those looking to bring electronics and physical computing to students, summer provides a great opportunity. Outside the restrictions of typical classroom life (standards, testing, scheduling, ... Continue reading

Calling all Colorado educators - Don’t miss Rock CS! Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators

There’s an exciting new computer science conference coming to Colorado this summer, Rock CS. Created by Adams 12 Five Star Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District, Rock CS is funded by the ... Continue reading

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