7 Ways to Run Your Classroom Like SpaceX

BY Mike Grusin 3/13/18 6:46 AM

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You and your students have no doubt heard of SpaceX, the (relatively) new rocket company run by internet billionaire Elon Musk, whose audacious success and outrageous stunts have taken the ... Continue reading

What is a Photoresistor?

So you have an idea for a project, but it requires the end product to react to the light around it...whatever will you do? Luckily there is a simple component that can be used to make this happen: a ... Continue reading

Exciting New Launch: SparkFun’s Custom Kit Marketplace!

SparkFun is thrilled to announce a new service designed to simplify the process of getting materials in the hands of your students.... Continue reading

Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars

A couple times a year I pay to attend conferences. South by Southwest® EDU (SXSW® EDU) is one of those events. The 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, starts Monday, March 5, and goes through ... Continue reading

Pi in the Sky? One Educator's Journey to Becoming RPi Certified

 In honor of the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend March 3–4, teacher-librarian Joe Romano shares his experience becoming an RPi Certified Educator and bringing his knowledge to students and the ... Continue reading

TJBot Makes it Easy to Explore AI in the Classroom

BY Justin Weisz 2/22/18 6:30 AM

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In November 2016, IBM Research introduced TJBot — an open source, programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson Services — as a way to demonstrate what’s possible with artificial intelligence. ... Continue reading

5 Creative Technology Undergrad Programs Your Students Should Know About

BY Melissa Felderman 2/20/18 6:31 AM
As programmable electronics become more widespread in schools, students are becoming interested in pursuing creative technology in college studies and beyond. The academic field of Creative ... Continue reading

A Car in Space? Let Students Ponder Why.

BY Derek Runberg 2/15/18 6:36 AM

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On the morning of February 7th I was sitting on my couch drinking my morning coffee with my wife and watching the “Today” show when a segment came up about SpaceX and their groundbreaking launch of ... Continue reading

February STEM Events

BY Toni Klopfenstein 2/13/18 6:33 AM

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February can be a tough month for keeping students (and educators) engaged. The weather is often still dreary, the holidays are a distant memory, and the semester is back in full swing. Luckily, ... Continue reading

We Need You...to Help Determine Our Future

BY Megan Hemmings 2/8/18 6:38 AM

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Since its inception, SparkFun Education has been dedicated to creating products and resources designed with the needs of educators in mind. This has led to some fantastic discussion with individual ... Continue reading