Megan Hemmings

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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

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

What is a Capacitor?

Capacitors are used to store energy. But they aren’t batteries. So what are they used for and how do they work?... Continue reading

SparkFun Summer 2019 Professional Development

Each summer, SparkFun hosts a 5-day professional development workshop, Microcontrollers for Educators, to help teachers and other educators learn how to bring computer science and computational ... Continue reading

Using Computational Thinking to Create Music Videos

OK Go has some of the most innovative music videos around. Now, this may be old news to some of you, after all, the main video I’ll be talking about here was released in 2016, but that doesn’t mean ... Continue reading

The SparkFun micro:bit Ecosystem Story

Here at SparkFun Education, we are incredibly passionate about bringing physical computing to students at any age. From introducing first graders to circuits and electricity through paper circuits ... Continue reading

SparkFun Electronics Launches Nationwide micro:bit Tour to Help Districts Jumpstart Hands-On STEM Learning

BY Megan Hemmings 1/24/19 8:35 AM

Events micro:bit

SparkFun Education is hosting a series of free workshops around the country to introduce STEM educational leaders to the micro:bit. The workshops, called “SparkFun Presents the micro:bit Roadshow: ... Continue reading

What is Computational Thinking?

Computational Thinking is the buzzword of the moment. But what does it mean and how can you use it meaningfully with your students?... Continue reading

The Power of Failure

Think about the last time you learned how to do something. Was your first attempt perfect? Probably not. But did you keep trying and eventually create something better than you had originally hoped ... Continue reading

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