Allowing Room for Failure: The Benefit of Providing Master Code Files

If you’ve followed any of my earlier posts, you may have seen a link to a giant 100+ slide Google Slides on teaching Arduino. If you are crazy and took the time to read through all of it (first off, ... Continue reading

The Many Benefits of STEM/STEAM Learning

Over the past few years, the topics of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and mathematics) have been pushed to the front line of ... Continue reading

What a Simple Blink Sketch Can Teach Us About Vision

Happy New Year and good tidings and all of that other stuff people typically wish you! I don’t know about anybody else, but my least favorite thing about the New Year is the constant question of what ... 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

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

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

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

How to Make your Own Teaching Videos

Alright, this is the post you’ve all been waiting for! In this post, I’m going to talk to you about creating your own content videos. Why? Because although there are some great videos and series out ... Continue reading

Adjusting Current Units to Incorporate Computer Science

Welcome back everybody! I am your obnoxiously tall tour guide through this whole CS and Education thing, and today we will be covering the topic of customizing your curriculum to inject some computer ... Continue reading

Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course, Part 2

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he approaches teaching Arduino. Happy July 31st to everybody out ... Continue reading

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