Megan Hemmings

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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

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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

2018 in Review

Another year has flown by and we’re excited to take a look back at the blog and see what we can learn from it. Without further ado, let’s look at some of our most popular posts this year and lessons ... Continue reading

Mark Your 2019 Calendars: SparkFun in the Wild

2019 is fast approaching, and so are the 2019 educational conferences. SparkFun's Community Development Field Engineer, Jeff Branson, has already lined up some exciting talks for the beginning of ... Continue reading

How to Use the SparkFun gator:bit

We recently launched a new line of products that make it easy to add sensors, buttons, LEDs and more to the micro:bit with alligator clips. This ecosystem includes the gator:bit, gator:starter, ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

BY Megan Hemmings 10/16/18 6:33 AM

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Seemingly everyday there is a new invention announced to the world. While these range in scope from world-changing to the simply practical, they all have one thing in common - a person (or group of ... Continue reading

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