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

What is a Jumper Wire?

Jumper wires are extremely handy components to have on hand, especially when prototyping. But what are they?... Continue reading

Good-Humored Classroom Management Techniques to Keep You and Your Students on Track

  Moving into the second part of the school year can be an exciting time for many students. The hubbub from the holidays is still in the air, and spring vacation is already in sight. This combination ... Continue reading

What is a Resistor?

Resistors are crucial components in just about every circuit, but how much do you actually know about them? We’re taking a look at this basic electronic component to figure out what they are and how ... Continue reading

3 Ideas to Go Beyond Computer Science Education Week

Last week, educators across the country dug into Computer Science Education week. So this week, I thought I'd offer some thoughts on my go-to programming languages and ways to continue delving into ... Continue reading

Getting Started With Electronics...Even When You Have No Experience

Getting started using electronics in the classroom can be daunting at first, especially for those who have little to no experience with programming or hardware. However, the No. 1 piece of advice we ... Continue reading

What is an LED?

It seems that everything these days has an LED in it. But what are LEDs, and why are they so popular? Let’s take a look.... Continue reading

Recap: Maker Education Webinar Series

Last week we wrapped up a six-week webinar series focused on maker education. In case you missed one or more of the webinars, we have the recordings below for your viewing pleasure. Topics include 3D ... Continue reading

What is a Breadboard?

Breadboards are essential tools when learning electronics or prototyping new designs. But what exactly are they? Let's take a closer look.... Continue reading

Are Electronic Maker Carts the Future of Maker Education?

We are hearing a growing buzz in the maker education community around maker carts. These carts provide a flexible way to implement hands-on STEAM education in schools and districts without placing ... Continue reading