Make Time for Coding and Problem-Based Learning

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you the first in a series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he uses electronics in schools. Hi there, SparkFun ... Continue reading

Electronics Bucket List

BY Megan Hemmings 7/5/18 6:36 AM

getting started

Recently, one of my friends shared a picture of her annual bucket list that she created for her birthday. This got me thinking about all the things I continually tell myself I want to try and then ... Continue reading

The Thrill of the First Make

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to give a few different techniques a try - from building circuits to soldering to 3D printing. Each time, learning a new skill thrilled me and brought a sense of ... Continue reading

Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom.

Part of our mission here at SparkFun is to provide teachers with the foundational tools they need to succeed in the classroom. For the past 8 years, we have been hosting a 5-day workshop, called ... Continue reading

5 Lessons Learned While Teaching My First Arduino Course

This past spring I had the pleasure of teaching a course at CU Boulder called ‘Objects.’ For all intents and purposes, the class was an intro to Arduino class, in which we focused on four concepts, ... Continue reading

Remote Sensing and Datalogging with the micro:bit

As we have worked with teachers using the micro:bit more and more over the past year, we have seen amazing projects across different subject areas. Teachers are the smartest… digital high-five! One ... Continue reading

Finding Project Ideas: Science Buddies

BY Bobby Chan 6/19/18 6:34 AM

helpful information

When it comes to adding hands-on projects to your instruction, there are seemingly endless possibilities. Luckily, the internet provides a number of resources for finding project ideas. Below are ... Continue reading

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Three Rules of EdTech

BY Jeff Branson 6/14/18 6:24 AM

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It is tempting in a world where new technology appears every day to want to try everything new and shiny. Most of us don’t have the time, energy or brain power to do this, so how do we sort all this ... Continue reading

Ways to Support Making in the Classroom

As maker education becomes more and more popular and the benefits become more widespread, many educators are looking for ways to support making in their own classroom but don’t know where to start. ... Continue reading

SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students

Get a jump start on next fall's lesson plans by checking out the best of our beginner's kits!... Continue reading