Introducing the SparkFun Education Blog

BY Megan Hemmings 2/21/17 3:03 PM

Welcome to the new SparkFun Education blog! Here we will discuss the importance of teaching electronics and coding, as well as ideas for implementing maker education in the classroom.


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SparkFun Education started as a way to help educators enter the sometimes overwhelming world of electronics and programming. We believe that when students are free to invent and create, they begin to see technology as a means for solving real-world problems and taking their learning to the next level. We’re here to help you embrace that philosophy.

Over the years, we’ve noticed that the number one question we get from educators is, “Where do I start with maker education?” This blog is our answer. We hope to spend our time here sharing the wisdom we’ve gained as well as learning from your experiences. Adding electronics, coding and maker education to the classroom does not have to be a daunting task; it just takes a little preparation and the right attitude.

Subscribe to this blog for information ranging from general maker education tips and tricks to project ideas and tutorials. We will also offer helpful resources to use in the classroom and news about what is going on in the computer science world.

Regular contributors to the blog will include our amazing education team, who have worked tirelessly over the past few years to bring SparkFun Education to life. We are also seeking insightful posts from educators like you who are implementing electronics projects and makerspaces in their instruction.

What kind of content would you like to see in our new blog? Please share your ideas below so that we can incorporate them into future posts. Thank you!