Megan Hemmings

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Unexpected Jobs That Use Computer Science

While not all students will end up pursuing careers in computer science, it is still be a good idea for all students to learn the basics. More and more seemingly unrelated careers are now using basic ... Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Magic School Bus

On a recent day of catching up on my reading, I stumbled upon an article by Amanda Baker titled, “Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic.” In the article, Ms. Baker talks about how she doesn’t remember ... Continue reading

5 Projects to Make With Your Students Using Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a great tool for teaching students both physical computing and programming. A powerful microprocessor, Raspberry Pi can be used for anything from building your own computer to ... Continue reading

What is a Photoresistor?

So you have an idea for a project, but it requires the end product to react to the light around it...whatever will you do? Luckily there is a simple component that can be used to make this happen: a ... Continue reading

We Need You...to Help Determine Our Future

BY Megan Hemmings 2/8/18 6:38 AM

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Since its inception, SparkFun Education has been dedicated to creating products and resources designed with the needs of educators in mind. This has led to some fantastic discussion with individual ... Continue reading

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science fair season is upon us, so we’re taking a look at some exciting science fair project ideas from around the web.... Continue reading

What is a Jumper Wire?

Jumper wires are extremely handy components to have on hand, especially when prototyping. But what are they?... Continue reading

Book Review: The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a promotional copy of Laura Fleming’s new book, "The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces." Here are some of the top things we learned and reasons why ... Continue reading

2017: A Blog in Review

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our top posts from the year.... Continue reading

Top 5 Misconceptions About Computer Science

BY Megan Hemmings 12/21/17 6:20 AM

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It seems like everyone these days has an opinion about computer science. But how many of them are based on fact? Here are the Top 5 misconceptions we often hear about computer science.... Continue reading