Megan Hemmings

Recent Posts

4 User-Submitted InventorSpace Projects Designed to Inspire

In honor of our current promotion offering a 15% discount code to educators who submit an InventorSpace tutorial by the end of October, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite user-submitted ... Continue reading

4 Ways Educators (and Parents!) Can Support Young Women in STEM

Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of computer science degrees awarded to women has dropped from a high of 37 percent to a low of 18 percent. In order to ensure a diverse workforce, this trend must ... Continue reading

Top Ways to get started with Maker Education

Are you looking to get started with maker education but aren’t sure where to start or how to get buy in from the community? Check out this post on why makerspaces are important, then check out these ... Continue reading

Adventures in Science: Autonomous Vehicles

In honor of the wonderful world of robotics, and the upcoming SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition in October, we’re taking a look at a few advanced robotics topics that are helpful when building ... Continue reading

Top 6 Worst Pieces of Advice We've Ever Heard About Maker Education

We’ve heard a lot of advice over the years on how to add maker education and project-based learning to the classroom. While some of this advice has been quite good, that’s a story for another day. ... Continue reading

The Intersection of Science and Art: Moving from STEM to STEAM

BY Megan Hemmings 7/18/17 6:02 AM

STEAM

I’ve been thinking a lot about the intersection of art and science. From amazing, up-close images of the stars in the galaxy to beautiful displays of the Fibonacci Sequence and Fractals in everything ... Continue reading

Working in Teams Inspires Creativity

I recently started reading "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson and was immediately inspired by something he says. ... Continue reading

Ladies of Computer Science

BY Megan Hemmings 6/8/17 6:51 AM
For young women and girls, female role models in STEM professions can increase their desire to pursue STEM careers. One study found that girls do better on science tests when their textbooks include ... Continue reading

Getting started with the micro:bit

We’re excited to be offering the micro:bit, so to celebrate we created a few video tutorials to help you get started using and programming the micro:bit with the online Microsoft MakeCode block ... Continue reading

Maker Education Survey Results

BY Megan Hemmings 4/18/17 8:20 AM

Maker Education

Last year, we conducted a survey of your opinions on maker education. Today, we wanted to share the results of that survey with you. Check out the infographic below to see some of the results of K–12 ... Continue reading

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