Derek Runberg

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Make-a-Thons

Over the past three years, we have been running Make-a-Thons across the state of Oregon. From the Willamette Valley to the High Desert and many places in-between, Make-a-Thons have been making a ... Continue reading

micro:climate In the Classroom

It’s been a few weeks, but we are back from ISTE. If you missed ISTE and our workshops, don’t sweat it, we will be sharing our content in the form of blog posts so that everyone can see what we were ... Continue reading

How To Datalog Using Only the micro:bit

The micro:bit has taken technology education by storm and we have been working on a number of ways to help educators make it more applicable for day to day use for students and teachers rather than ... Continue reading

Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

A School District Ecosystem for Computer Science and Electronics

I see it over and over again when I tour a school district - I walk into a middle or high school technology classroom and see students doing amazing work with different tools and product sets from ... Continue reading

Datalogging with the micro:bit Part 2

In the first installment of this short series on data logging with the micro:bit we looked at how to use the SparkFun OpenLog to log data to a microSD card over a longer period of time. The OpenLog ... Continue reading

Remote Sensing and Datalogging with the micro:bit

As we have worked with teachers using the micro:bit more and more over the past year, we have seen amazing projects across different subject areas. Teachers are the smartest… digital high-five! One ... Continue reading

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

Free your radio functionality on the micro:bit

The micro:bit has made a huge impact on getting "quicker to awesome" in the classroom. From third grade to high school and beyond, it has proved itself to be a platform that is easy to learn and ... Continue reading

A Car in Space? Let Students Ponder Why.

BY Derek Runberg 2/15/18 6:36 AM

Events

On the morning of February 7th I was sitting on my couch drinking my morning coffee with my wife and watching the “Today” show when a segment came up about SpaceX and their groundbreaking launch of ... Continue reading

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