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

Join the Team of High School Machine-Learning Robot Builders

It may take a major university to build a true self-driving car, but any high school class with a 3D printer can create a robot that drives around, learning as it goes. All you need is a simple ... Continue reading

What is a Servo?

A servo, short for servomechanism or servomotor, is a simple mechanism that adds movement to any electronics project. This useful motor, originally found in remote-controlled cars and airplanes, is ... Continue reading

Using Paper Circuits to Teach Second Graders Problem Solving

My second graders and I recently purchased and put together the SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit. This kit helped my students understand what a circuit is, how a circuit works, and how to create their ... Continue reading

Office Supply Jeopardy - micro:bit Edition

Have you ever walked by the supply cabinet at work and see your fellow office mates look aimlessly into the bottomless pit of office supplies? We’ve all done it - you go there with the purpose of ... 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

Looking Back on CSED Week 2018

As we bid farewell to another Computer Science Education week, I want to recount my experiences with three different classes at BLDG 61 and the Boulder Public Library.... Continue reading

Design Thinking, Part 3 - Using Design Thinking to Win a Hackathon

Happy Holidays one and all! One of my most vivid memories about this time of year is the idea of warmth - sitting by a fire with a hot cup of tea while the family tells stories and enjoys each ... Continue reading

Replicable Models of Innovation Series: BLDG 61: Boulder Library Makerspace

BY Zack Weaver 12/13/18 6:28 AM

Guest Post makerspace

Schools and districts across the nation are developing and implementing models of innovation to increase the number of students who are ready to engage in STEM fields, both in the workforce and as a ... Continue reading

Design Thinking, Part 2: Breaking Down the Discovery and Implementation Phases

Welcome back! Today we will be diving a little bit deeper into Design Thinking (DT) as a tool for your students and a way to pump up the creativity in your classroom. Last time, we looked at the ... Continue reading

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