Design Think It: Teaching Pragmatic Coding Through Design Thinking

If you’ve been following some of my posts, you’ll notice that many of the projects I pick for students to pursue are centered around bringing real world experiences to them. Very often, they involve ... Continue reading

SparkFun's New Professional Development Offerings for Computer Science and Electronics

Now that the school year is underway and everyone is settling into their regular routines, there might be more time in your schedule to think about your Spring and Summer plans. For many of you, that ... Continue reading

The Gator Board Ecosystem is Here!

We know how much educators have been loving the micro:bit for classroom use, so here at SparkFun we decided to develop an ecosystem that would make the micro:bit even easier to use and safer to work ... Continue reading

Creative Computation with micro:bit and moto:bit

For past several months, our team at Wonderful Idea Co. have been developing a series of playful workshops that allow learners to explore coding, robotics and computational thinking. Many of these ... Continue reading

Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

Getting started with VR

As I attend conferences and education events, the topic that seems to be on everyone's lips is augmented and virtual reality. After doing some research, I wanted to see what it would take to ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

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

STEM student projects

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

Gold Foil Tattoos: Controlling Your Phone With Art

 Whether you like tattoos or hate tattoos, we can all agree that as a child, the temporary tattoos that you could get out of the quarter machines were like magic. All they needed were a sponge and ... Continue reading

STEM Education Twitter Accounts We Are Loving Right Now

I recently took a more active role in the SparkFunEDU Twitter account to see more of the cool things going on in our community. It was such a fun surprise to see the incredible projects and support ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

BY Angela Sheehan 10/4/18 7:59 AM

STEM

October 9th is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), internationally celebrated as a yearly opportunity to highlight the achievements of women in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson, the event has grown ... Continue reading

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